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"CannaBus" traveling Montana, gathering signatures

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The "CannaBus" rolled into Great Falls on Thursday morning in the effort to promote the legalization of cannabis in Montana.  (MTN News photo) The "CannaBus" rolled into Great Falls on Thursday morning in the effort to promote the legalization of cannabis in Montana. (MTN News photo)
GREAT FALLS -

The "CannaBus" rolled into Great Falls on Thursday morning in the effort to promote the legalization of cannabis in Montana. 

For the last month the RV has traveled more than 3,000 miles across the state, and on Thursday it was parked in a lot at the intersection of Smelter Avenue and 8th Street NE.

The group is collecting signatures in support of Constitutional Initiative 115 and Initiative 178.

CI-115 would give Montanans the right to purchase, possess, and consume marijuana in Montana.

I-178 would help regulate and tax recreational marijuana in Montana.

CannaBus driver Brett Rookhuizen says he started the statewide tour for his mother. 

"My mother was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis about 14 years ago. Since than she has been through the ringer on all sorts of pharmaceutical medications. None of them have really slowed the M.S. progression. Cannabis was the only one to slow the prognosis of her multiple sclerosis. She is actually living a better lifestyle because of cannabis," Rookhuizen said. 

Organizers must collect just more than 24,000 signatures by mid-June for either initiative to appear on the November ballot.

The CannaBus plans to be at Cruisin The Drag in downtown Great Falls on Saturday. 

Click here for details on these and other ballot proposals in Montana.

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