Montana Governor Greg Gianforte has signed into law a pair of marijuana-related bills.
Governor Gianforte signed House Bill 128, extending the state’s current moratorium on licenses for new marijuana businesses until July 1, 2025. The measure also gives tribal nations the same privileges as other cannabis businesses, with all eight tribal nations in the state guaranteed marijuana permits.
Governor Gianforte also signed into law House Bill 903. The measure requires that holders of multiple licenses pay higher fees. Specifically, an initial license now costs $5,000 with each additional permit costing an additional $5,000. The legislation also allows the 16 businesses that currently are only allowed to sell medical marijuana to also start selling recreational marijuana.