Dear Montana Republican Party, You Can't Put the Genie Back in the Bottle

???We were duped,??? said the House speaker, Mike Milburn, a Republican and sponsor of the repeal bill, who said he thought that the arguments about medical use had been a pretext for encouraging recreational use and creating a path to full legalization. He said he feared gang drug wars in Montana???s cities and debilitation of its youth.

???This bill says, Shut down everything ??? it???s gone way too far,??? Mr. Milburn told the chamber before the vote.