Legalized Marijuana Faces Hurdles Still

Approved by a wide margin (57 to 43%), the legalization of recreational marijuana in Montana will bring both opportunity and obstacles.

Proponents will continue to tout the benefits of public funding through marijuana taxes, and relief for an expensive and over-crowded prison system.

Opponents say that legalizing pot will strain our law enforcement and healthcare resources, and is a danger to families and communities in a world where drug addiction is a major problem.

The discussion resurfaces as counties begin to consider placing county-wide prohibition measures up for a vote.

Voices of Montana will explore a number of different viewpoints on the topic, starting today with Steve Zabawa, founder of Safe Montana, a group opposed to recreational marijuana in Montana.

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