Now there is a movement afoot to repeal the medical marijuana law in Montana. The Republican-controlled state House voted 63-to-37 for repeal, largely along party lines, and the bill now goes to the state Senate for consideration. The House bill's sponsor cited his perception that medical marijuana encouraged recreational use. He also mentioned fears that medical marijuana might be a path to full legalizaton (horrors!), and fears of drug gang wars (which have not materialized in seven years).
I encourage all readers, if you are residents of Montana, to contact your state legislators here. And remember, prohibition of any substance has NEVER WORKED. Far better to make a substance legal, license those who may sell it, tax the substance for revenue, and control who uses it through any appropriate screening process -- as is already done with alcohol, and as is being done in a number of states with medical marijuana.
The map below (click to enlarge) shows U.S. states with medical marijuana laws (light green), states with decriminalization laws (olive green), and states with both (dark green).