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Governor's veto branding
Eliza Wiley Independent Record - Gov. Brian Schweitzer fired up the branding iron today and vetoed seven bills at a ceremony on the steps of the state Capitol. There were an additional 10 bills he also vetoed later in his office.

HELENA - Gov. Brian Schweitzer has vetoed a Republican bill that would have repealed the state's voter-approved medical marijuana law.

Schweitzer vetoed the bill Wednesday along with several others he called "frivolous, unconstitutional or in direct contradiction to the expressed will of the people of Montana."

Voters in 2004 overwhelmingly approved the use of medical marijuana by the very sick. There are now more than 28,000 registered medical pot users.

Supporters of repeal say the boom has gone too far and that the voter initiative has too many holes to be effectively reformed.

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A separate bill proposing to strengthen the law is now in conference committee. It may be this Legislature's last chance of acting on the issue with little more than a week left in the session.

Schweitzer also vetoed several other bills, noted in the breakout of this story.

For more on this story, read tomorrow's Independent Record or helenair.com.

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