Montana Department of Revenue to reverse proposed CBD sale and dispensary worker restrictions – Great Falls Tribune

The Montana Department of Revenue told lawmakers this week that it will strike a pair of proposed rules implementing the state’s fledgling recreational marijuana program after hearing considerable input from members of the public, the cannabis industry and legislators who warned that the rules veered from the intent of House Bill 701, an act passed this session regulating the adult-use pot.

The first rule would have effectively banned marijuana dispensaries from also selling CBD products, an interpretation of a provision in the statute intended to create separation between the hemp and recreational cannabis sectors.

The second would have potentially restricted employment opportunities in dispensaries for with those with any previous criminal conviction in the past three years or any marijuana law violation in any jurisdiction at any time in the past, which legalization advocates said contradicted the philosophies of restorative justice and economic development that undergirded Montana’s push for recreational marijuana.

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