Governor Wants More Information on Meth Project Study

By Beacon Staff

HELENA – Gov. Brian Schweitzer says he wants to hear more about a recent study that was critical of the Montana Meth Project before lawmakers put any more money into the private program.

Schweitzer set aside $500,000 in his budget proposal for the sometimes controversial Meth Project, which uses a combination of private and public money to air graphic anti-drug ads.

But Schweitzer says he wants to make sure decision-makers look at all sides of the issue and wants to hear more about the study, published this month in Prevention Science.

The Montana Meth Project has dismissed the study as a limited analysis.

The Montana Meth Project was founded by billionaire and part-time Montana resident Tom Siebel.

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