Medical, recreational marijuana prohibition in Billings could be up to the voters again

BILLINGS — The question of whether to allow seven types of marijuana businesses into the Billings city limits could be up to the voters again in an election on Nov. 2, after the City Council directed staff on Tuesday to research ballot language and dates to bring back at a future meeting.

Billings Assistant City Attorney Karen Tracy outlined the rights the city has within its borders to implement legalized marijuana under HB 701, which was signed by Gov. Greg Gianforte in May.