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  • Op-Ed: Cheers to more good, local beers

    Montana Sen. Jason Ellsworth - R, Hamilton|Updated Mar 15, 2024

    Montana beer is a unique industry. Local breweries are dedicated customers of Montana farmers, buying locally grown raw agricultural ingredients. They brew those ingredients into a wide array of delicious, value-added, made-in-Montana products that routinely win national awards. Breweries have become community hubs for activities like live music and philanthropy. Many are now centerpieces of rural towns. A great example is Libby, where Cabinet Mountain Brewing is known as...

  • Daines Cannabis Banking Reform Bill Helps Align Federal, State Law

    Montana Sen. Jason Ellsworth - R, Montana SD 43 Hamilton|Updated Dec 17, 2022

    I'm not a pro-marijuana guy. I voted against Montana's adult-use cannabis initiative (I-190) in the 2020 election. However, since Montanans approved the initiative and recreational marijuana has taken effect in our state, I've been committed to following the will of the voters and making sure our new system works safely and effectively. One of the biggest barriers to that objective is outdated federal law that causes problems for states that have legalized cannabis. In...

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