Montana lawmakers are uncertain whether they should come up with a backup plan should their crackdown on medical marijuana be struck down in the courts or rejected next year at the ballot box.

The state's tough new medical marijuana law is under attack by the industry both in the courts and with an initiative asking voters to reject the new law.

A legislative interim committee said Monday it will continue to monitor both before making any plans to draft a backup plan in case the new law is struck down.

Republican state Sen. Jason Priest of Red Lodge says there is too much uncertainty around the issue at the moment to draft firm plans.

Priest says he thinks most, if not all, of the law will withstand the challenges.

Associated Press