It’s officially a new year and on the first day of the year, recreational marijuana use became legal in the state of Montana.
Two things have immediately taken effect. Any person can grow a certain number of plants at home and can have a certain amount of marijuana on them at all times.
“I imagine people… we’ll probably have some amount of people coming to all the stores ready to buy. But you know, we can’t do that so,” said Joshua Gosney, the owner of Infinity Wellness.
“So, any individual will be allowed to grow a certain number of plants in their house and have a certain amount of product on them at all times,” Gosney added.
“In Montana, you’re going to be primarily in an indoor situation especially in the wintertime, so you’re going to need things like supplemental high-intensity lighting or LEDs, some type of watering apparatus. It’s some work,” explained Ryan Saghatelian, one of the owners of Greener Pastures.
“Probably not going to be until 2022 when the licensing goes into play, so we’re kind of in a weird area right now where it’s legal to possess but it’s not legal to purchase, so there’s a lot of uncertainty,” Saghatelian added.
“There will be limitations to what people can do. It’ll be up to the legislature to make sure that they effectively regulate that in order to maximize tax revenue and public safety and public benefit without risking the public’s health,” Gosney also said.