Montana Code Annotated 2021

TITLE 16. ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, AND MARIJUANA

CHAPTER 12. MARIJUANA REGULATION AND TAXATION

Part 1. General Provisions

Legislative Monitoring

16-12-110. (Effective January 1, 2022) Legislative monitoring. (1) The economic affairs interim committee shall provide oversight of the department's activities pursuant to this chapter, including but not limited to monitoring of:

(a) the number of licensees;

(b) issues related to the cultivation, manufacture, sale, testing, and use of marijuana; and

(c) the development, implementation, and use of the seed-to-sale tracking system established in accordance with 16-12-105.

(2) The economic affairs interim committee shall identify issues likely to require future legislative attention and develop legislation to present to the next regular session of the legislature.

(3) (a) The department shall periodically report to the economic affairs interim committee and submit a report to the legislative clearinghouse, as provided in 5-11-210, on persons who are licensed or registered pursuant to 16-12-203. The report must include:

(i) the number of cultivators, manufacturers, and dispensaries licensed pursuant to this chapter;

(ii) the number and type of violations committed by licensees;

(iii) the number of licenses revoked; and

(iv) the amount of marijuana and marijuana products cultivated and sold pursuant to this chapter.

(b) The report may not provide any identifying information of cultivators, manufacturers, and dispensaries except basic geographic or other statistical information.

(4) The report on inspections required under 16-12-210 must include, at a minimum, the following information for both announced and unannounced inspections:

(a) the number of inspections conducted, by canopy licensure tier;

(b) the number of licensees that were inspected more than once during the year;

(c) the number of inspections that were conducted because of complaints made to the department; and

(d) the types of enforcement actions taken as a result of the inspections.

History: En. Sec. 25, I.M. No. 190, approved Nov. 3, 2020; amd. Sec. 45, Ch. 576, L. 2021.