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Gov.: Change needed in marijuana law


Gov. Brian Schweitzer said Thursday that legalization of medical marijuana has not worked out as voters planned and that the state needs a legislative fix.

The medical marijuana law, passed with a 2004 ballot initiative, has become one of the hottest topics facing lawmakers as the state deals with an explosion in the number of medical marijuana patients, caregivers and growers.

Montana has seen a fivefold growth in cardholders in just one year thanks in large part to traveling clinics that sign up hundreds of new patients at a time with a doctor on site. A person must have a debilitating...

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