CBD ban removed from Montana's marijuana program – Montana Free Press

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Following pushback from industry stakeholders and lawmakers, the state Department of Revenue has decided to remove an unpopular ban on CBD products from the state’s cannabis program rules.

DOR will additionally nix a separate rule that would have barred anyone with a minor criminal conviction (including cannabis-related charges) from gaining or renewing a permit to work in the cannabis industry.

Speaking before the Economic Affairs Interim Committee on Wednesday, Nov. 17, DOR Director Brendan Beatty acknowledged that the department’s interpretation of the two rules had strayed from the intent of House Bill 701, the Legislature’s cannabis legalization framework bill. 

“It’s been made very clear by the Legislature and members of the public that the department’s interpretation in

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