Last Tuesday, as electorates in seven states decided to allow medical or recreational marijuana the first time, Montana voters had to pass a bill just to get their medical cannabis program running again. I-182, an initiative to repeal Montana’s standing MMJ law and expand access to medical cannabis, passed with nearly 58 percent of the vote and a wide 15-point lead. Local journalists in recent months have chronicled how the previous MMJ law, passed in 2011 but only recently put into force by a favorable court ruling after years of delays after lawsuits from the cannabis industry, left thousands of doctor-recommended medical marijuana patients without any provider from which to legally purchase their prescribed medicine—and I-182 was designed and advocated as a way to fix that. Yet despite having decisively convinced voters, an error in the drafting of the new ballot measure itself may keep its mandated solutions from being implemented for months, with emboldened state Republicans hinting that the state’s program may be vulnerable to legislative revision once again. But just how did Montana get to this point?