Gov. Brian Schweitzer has vetoed a Republican bill that would have repealed the state’s voter-approved medical marijuana law.
Schweitzer vetoed the bill Wednesday along with several others he called “frivolous, unconstitutional or in direct contradiction to the expressed will of the people of Montana.”
Voters in 2004 overwhelmingly approved the use of medical marijuana by the very sick. There are now more than 28,000 registered medical pot users.
Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/news/2011/04/governor-vetoes-repeal-medical-marijuana-law#ixzz1JQnDgKns
“…in direct contradiction to the expressed will of the people of Montana” is a reference to the 2004 medical marijuana law that was initiated by the people, signed by the people, put on the ballot by the people, and passed by the people of Montana by a 62% vote. The audacity of 29 senators and 61 representatives to overturn the votes of 276,042 citizens was shocking and fortunately, 1 governor recognized that.
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