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Firebomb thrown at marijuana business

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - For the second time in as many days, a medical marijuana business in Billings, Mont. has been the target of an attack.

This, as the city council in Billings is set to vote tonight on whether to place a moratorium on medical marijuana businesses.

This morning, a rock was used to break the glass of Montana Therapeutics, and a beer bottle filled with gasoline was lit and thrown inside. The attacker spray-painted "NOT IN OUR TOWN" on the storefront.

A day earlier, also before dawn, someone poured flammable liquid over a rock, lit it on fire, and threw it through a window of a different medical marijuana business. Authorities say the same message was spray-painted on the front of that business.

Nobody was hurt in either attack. The medical marijuana trade has boomed in Montana since the Obama administration said last year it would not prosecute those cases.

The growth has exposed holes in the state's medical marijuana law, which was passed by ballot initiative in 2004. The state legislature is now hearing recommendations on how to change the law when it goes back into session in January.

 

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