HELENA, Mont. — The state Economic Affairs Interim Committee met Wednesday to review federal responses to Montana’s marijuana law as well as update a study on the implementation of the state’s recreational marijuana program.
“What we've done here gives you kind of an idea of where the industry started and where and how far it has come,” said Andre Umansky with Fidelity Diagnostics, a cannabis testing lab in Missoula.
The committee received a virtual tour of Fidelity Diagnostics. Committee members asked questions and watched a walkthrough of how the lab works.
Since the state’s recreational marijuana program started, sales have totaled more than $43 million.
So far in 2022, the state Department of Revenue reported Montana providers sold nearly $73 million total, for both recreational and medical cannabis.
Recreational reported its biggest month in March, raking in almost $16 million in sales. Medical sales came in at $9.8 million.
The Economic Affairs Committee will continue to monitor the state’s recreational marijuana program, planning to draft a final report on the study in June.