Montana Initiative 182

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Initiative 182 was a 2016 ballot initiative that amended Montana law to legalize marijuana for medical use in the state. The initiative passed via public referendum on November 8, 2016 with 58% of voters supporting and 42% opposing.[1]

The text of the ballot measure states:[2]

I-182 renames the Montana Marijuana Act to the Montana Medical Marijuana Act and amends the Act. I-182 allows a single treating physician to certify medical marijuana for a patient diagnosed with chronic pain and includes post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a “debilitating medical condition” for which a physician may certify medical marijuana. Licensing requirements, fees and prohibitions are detailed for medical marijuana dispensaries and testing laboratories. I-182 repeals the limit of three patients for each licensed provider, and allows providers to hire employees to cultivate, dispense, and transport medical marijuana. I-182 repeals the requirement that physicians who provide certifications for 25 or more patients annually be referred to the board of medical examiners. I-182 removes the authority of law enforcement to conduct unannounced inspections of medical marijuana facilities, and requires annual inspections by the State.


Initiative 182[3]
Choice Votes %
Referendum passed Yes 291,334 57.87
No 148,263 42.13
Total votes 212,089 100.00
Registered voters and turnout 439,597 63.30

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  1. ^ "Key ballot measures: More states vote to legalize marijuana". CNN. November 9, 2016. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  2. ^ "2016 Statewide General Election Canvass" (PDF). Montana Secretary of State. November 10, 2016. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  3. ^ "BALLOT LANGUAGE FOR INITIATIVE NO. 182 (I-182)" (PDF). Montana Secretary of State. November 10, 2016. Retrieved November 12, 2018.