The state health department issued "temporary emergency rules" for the state medical marijuana program just days before an implementation deadline.
On [June 30], parts of Montana's new medical marijuana program will take effect as state regulators move toward full implementation, which is slated for next year.
As passed by ballot initiative and refined by legislators during the most recent session, the new program promises closer product tracking, a self-sustaining tax system and a more robust licensing system.
The emergency rules released Monday clarify how the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services will regulate possession limits, testing laboratories and manufacturers of marijuana concentrate during the transition period.
The deadline to have the full regulatory framework in place is April 30, 2018.