Hemp Growers Petition Montana Department of Agriculture To Create Hemp Advisory Committee

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Meetings set for Jan. 31 in Sidney, Feb. 7 in Helena MONTANA: The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) has received a verified petition from 25 Montana hemp growers to create the Montana Hemp Advisory Committee. MDA will hold two listening sessions to receive input regarding the proposed checkoff committee. Meetings are scheduled for January 31st in Sidney Read the full article…

Eleven Years After Being Approved, Montana’s Medical Marijuana Industry Faces An Existential Threat

Those who remain in the state’s medical marijuana system deal in a combination of currency and uncertainty as they await the outcome of a state Supreme Court case that could cripple what’s left of the industry.

MONTANA:  Gone are the flashing green neon lights on street corners advertising $200 ounces of marijuana in Billings and Butte and beyond. Gone are the traveling cannabis caravans of doctors infamous for signing up hundreds of medical marijuana hopefuls in a single day. The vast majority of the nearly 30,000 patients and 4,900 providers that Read the full article…

Why Montana Is Going Backward On Medical Marijuana

Elizabeth Pincolini is a medical marijuana user and advocate, who aims to connect patients with doctors.

MONTANA: Gone are the flashing green neon lights advertising $200 ounces of pot. Gone are the caravans of cannabis doctors who signed up hundreds of people in a single day. The medical marijuana business in Montana boomed after voters legalized it in 2004. At one time, this state of only a million people had almost 30,000 Read the full article…

State Appeals Ruling To Block Parts Of Medical Marijuana Law

The state is appealing a judge's ruling that blocked parts of Montana's medical marijuana law.

MONTANA:  The state is appealing a judge’s ruling that blocked parts of a stricter medical marijuana law passed by the legislature in 2011. District Judge James Reynolds has twice blocked provisions that prohibited advertisement and commercial sale of medical marijuana as well as provisions that limited providers to three patients and called for reviewing the practices of Read the full article…

Some Montana Medical Marijuana Providers Seek Tougher Regulation

A lawmaker on the country’s largest American Indian reservation has introduced a bill to reaffirm the tribe’s stance against legalizing marijuana.

MONTANA:  The medical marijuana industry in Montana came to a halt in 2011 when federal agents raided greenhouses and dispensaries across the state. Some providers abandoned the business, but since then dispensaries have slowly been coming back – and now – some current providers are calling for better regulation. “I think 2011 was the big Read the full article…

Proposed Initiative Seeks To Ban All Marijuana In Montana

Zabawa told Lee Newspapers of Montana that if federal law lists marijuana as an illegal drug, it should be illegal in Montana.

MONTANA: A Billings car-dealership owner has proposed a ballot measure that would completely ban the use and possession of marijuana in Montana, even for medical uses. The proposal by Steve Zabawa would change state law to say any Schedule I drug in the federal Controlled Substances Act “may not be legally possessed, received, transferred, manufactured, Read the full article…