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The grassroots organization trying to repeal the Montana legislature's overhaul of the medical marijuana law says it's collected more than 18 thousand signatures in an attempt to put the decision to Montana voters.

A little more than a month into the process Patients for Reform Not Repeal says it only needs about 7 thousand more signatures to get the repeal of Senate Bill 423 on November’s ballot. But volunteer organizer Rose Habib says they're trying to at least double the signatures they already have to compensate for signatures that may not count. Habib says she's not concerned about another organization fundraising to oppose them.

"We're going to win because what the legislature did was against the voters of Montana and many people, regardless of how they feel about medical marijuana, are appalled the legislators felt they could repeal a citizen's initiative, regardless of what issue it was,” says Habib.

Habib says the organization is also continuing fuindraising efforts across the state and training new signature gatherers.


Story by Ryan Whalen, Beartooth NBC.
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