On Tuesday, Montana’s Governor asserted that he wants cannabis tax proceeds to finance drug treatment programs while the state struggles with the repercussions of substance abuse. However, that’s not what those funds were apportioned for when voters passed the legalization measure during November.
During the state of the state address, Governor Gianfore Greg talked a lot about how meth misuse has overstrained the authority’s treatment programs, child services and criminal justice unit. He partially blamed the inadequate resources and promised that the funds that will be allocated after enactment of the state’s legalization initiative would cushion those areas.
He added that safe communities for work or residence are part of the aspects of the American Dream. However, Montana is prone to a grave safety threat: Meth!
Greg also said that his budget has started making those efforts and tax proceeds from adult-use marijuana should be apportioned for battling the addiction within the state.
He emphasized that marijuana revenue (and tobacco tax compensation funds) should be included in Montana’s HEART (Healing and Ending Addiction through recovery and Treatment) fund. This measure will offer a complete continuum of substance treatment and prevention for the state’s communities.
He disclosed that the state’s current system has coverage gaps that inhibit proficiency, adding that some communities no longer have regulated prevention programs. In other societies, there are loopholes in meth treatment and insufficient local recovery aid for individuals under treatment to remain healthy and sober.
Although voters approved a recreational legalization measure during November, enactment has come to no avail. This comes as legislators voted this month to rebuff a request from Montana’s Revenue Department for money to sponsor the program’s launch.
21 and older adults are permitted to cultivate and possess cannabis for personal purposes since those reforms were implemented on 1st January. However, creating retail sales’ infrastructure has proved daunting.