The Billings Gazette writes:

Two competing groups are racing for signatures in hopes that voters will bring change to the already tumultuous legal landscape that is Montana marijuana.

Ballot initiative campaigns have been working across the state in search of support, but the battle isn’t centered in the hazy mountains of western Montana. It’s based right here in Billings.

Steve Zabawa, 58, is in his second year at the helm of Safe Montana, the group hoping to make all marijuana use illegal by aligning with federal law and repealing the state’s medical marijuana measures. He put forth a similar initiative in 2014 but failed to collect enough signatures.

This year, he’s aiming again for the 24,175 signatures required to get his initiative on the ballot.

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