Dear Editor: Legalization of Recreational Marijuana and the Ensuing Tax
March 1, 2023
With the legalization of recreational marijuana and the ensuing tax, the State of Montana has exceeded tax revenue expectations. Since then, the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks has received 20% of the marijuana tax income for the purpose of funding wildlife habitats. The Habitat Montana program currently has over $13 million available to sufficiently fund their conservation program.
In addition to funding Habitat Montana, we need to address our out-of-control drug problem across the state. I am writing in support of Rep. Marta Bertoglio’s HB 462, a bill that wo...