The deadline is Friday for organizers to turn in signatures for proposed ballot initiatives that aim to repeal new state laws that restrict medical marijuana and expand eminent domain powers. Rose Habib, coordinator for an initiative sponsored by the Montana Cannabis Industry Association, says she is confident that enough signatures have been gathered to put the question to voters in the 2012 general election.

That proposed issue seeks to repeal the new law that bans for-profit marijuana operations and makes it more difficult to qualify to be a registered user.The second proposed initiative appears likely to fall short of the requirements to place it on the 2012 ballot.That measure seeks to repeal a new law that grants utilities the power of government to condemn private land.

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