A year into Montana’s launch of legal recreational cannabis sales, the state Legislature is looking at a series of bills that would revise the rules for the cannabis industry.
On Monday, the Senate Business, Labor and Economic Affairs Committee heard testimony on two cannabis-related bills. House Bill 351, sponsored by Rep. Kerri Seekins-Crowe, R-Billings, would prohibit cannabis businesses in Montana from promoting their business or brand in print, over TV and radio, or using a billboard.
Currently, state law says licensees may not advertise “cannabis or cannabis products,” but they are allowed to market their brand, as permitted in Montana Department of Revenue rules.
Seekins-Crowe said she felt advertising from cannabis businesses has gone beyond what state leaders originally intended and that HB 351 would create necessary sideboards.
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