Find the latest posts that most Montanans can relate to about Californication of Montana here. Have something original you’d like to share on the subject? Either join and comment below posts or click Submit A Member Blog Post.
KTVH – A new group is seeking to let voters decide for themselves if the recreational use of marijuana should be legalized in the Treasure State. Coalition406 announced their intentions to create a 2020 state ballot initiative that would legalize marijuana for adults in Montana and establish a system to tax and regulate it similarly to alcohol. Read more, share, take the poll and make your comments and discuss below.
Legalization efforts across the country have seen growing support in recent years with recreational use currently legalized in 10 states.
A February 2019 poll by University of Montana researchers found a majority, 51 percent, of registered Montana voters support legalizing marijuana.
Coalition406 believes the legalization and taxation of marijuana would generate millions of dollars in revenue that could be used to fund healthcare, education and infrastructure.
“Coalition406 will sponsor a statewide listening tour over the coming weeks to discuss preliminary thoughts for a November 2020 initiative to hear from real Montanans on this issue,” said Coalition406 campaign manager, Ted Dick.
Dick is no stranger to the Montana political landscape having previously served as Executive Director of the Montana Democratic Party.
25,468 signatures will be needed to get an initiative on the 2020 ballot.
Should Montana Legalize Recreational Marijuana Usage?
Yes 78%, 1275 votes
1275 votes - 78% of all votes
No 22%, 353 votes
353 votes - 22% of all votes
Total Votes: 1628
Only registered users can vote in this poll. Please Login to vote.
I don’t know if the sound from Windmills causes cancer or not. I’ve certainly heard stranger things. Toxic smoke that spews from them when they are faulty or neglected might. What do you think about power generation from windmills in Montana? I can think of a few places that Windmills might work for that. I’m not convinced it’s a practical solution however.
By the time you pump massive amounts of money and non-biodegradable resources into building them, placing them and then maintaining them, are they realistic? What do you think? Should Montana invest in Windmill Power Generation? Share and leave your comments below.
No, we don’t hate everyone that wants to visit Montana or move here! Just those who want to move here and turn it into the failed state you came from! Visit, leave your cash, clean up your mess and go home! Then we can all be happy! Those of you who might want to move here have VERY different rules. For several years now, Montanans have responded to a still active local poll……
The history of vigilante justice and the Montana Vigilantes began in 1863 in what was at the time a remote part of eastern Idaho Territory. Vigilante activities continued, although somewhat sporadically, through the Montana Territorial period until the territory became the state of Montana in 1889. Vigilantism arose because territorial law enforcement and the courts had very little power in the remote mining camps during the territorial period.
In 1863–1864, Montana Vigilantes followed the model of the San Francisco Committee of Vigilance that existed in 1850s California to bring order to lawless communities in and around the gold fields of Alder Gulch and Grasshopper Creek. There are estimates that over 100 persons were killed in “road agent” robberies in the fall of 1863. The Vigilance Committee of Alder Gulch organized in December 1863, and in the first six weeks of 1864 at least 20 road agents of the infamous Plummer gang, known as the “Innocents”, were captured and hanged by the organization. Formal territorial law reached Alder Gulch in late 1864 with the arrival of Territorial Judge Hezekiah L. Hosmer and vigilante activity ceased in the region.
As the gold fields of Alder Gulch and Grasshopper Creek declined in 1865, prospectors and fortune seekers migrated to newly discovered areas in and around Last Chance Gulch (now Helena, Montana). As lawlessness increased, vigilante justice continued there with the formation of the Committee of Safety in 1865. During the period 1865–1870, at least 14 alleged criminals were executed by Helena’s vigilantes. In 1884, ranchers in Central and Eastern Montana resorted to vigilante justice to deal with cattle rustlers and horse thieves. The best-known vigilante group in that area were “Stuart’s Stranglers”, organized by Granville Stuart in the Musselshell region. As formal law enforcement became more prevalent in the region, vigilantism fell into decline.
Vigilantism in pre-territorial and territorial Montana has been written about, romanticized and chronicled in personal memoirs, biographies, documentary and scholarly works, film and fiction for well over a century. The first book published in Montana was Thomas J. Dimsdale’s 1866 first edition of The Vigilantes of Montana, which was compiled from a series of newspaper articles he wrote for the Montana Post in 1865. Historical analysis of the period ranges from disrepute to heroism, with debates over whether the lack of any functioning justice system and the understanding of due process at the time meant the vigilantes acted in a way they thought was best for their communities or if modern standards of due process should govern analysis of their actions.