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

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…

The Expectations Of The Legal Cannabis Market After Elections

MAINE: In California, Massachusetts, Nevada and Maine, voters decided that recreational cannabis use is now legal. Now as for Arizona, it was the only state that rejected the proposal. Making it four of the five states, where the proposal of legalization of cannabis for recreational use were approved. Companies in this sector profiting from the growing demand, Read the full article…

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

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

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

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…

Judge Blocks Medical Marijuana Restrictions In Montana

MONTANA: A state district judge late Friday permanently blocked enforcement of key provisions of Montana’s strict 2011 medical marijuana law in a drawn-out legal case that began shortly after its passage. District Judge James Reynolds of Helena permanently enjoined the implementation of certain key provisions in the law. The provisions have never taken effect, either because Read the full article…

Some Montana Medical Marijuana Providers Seek Tougher Regulation

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

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…

Montana Marijuana Advocates Push Back Initiative Plans

MONTANA:   Marijuana legalization advocates are dropping their efforts to put a voter initiative on the ballot this year amending the Montana Constitution to allow recreational use of the drug, an organizer said Tuesday. Instead, the advocates plan to focus on the 2016 elections. That might give the measure a better chance, with a broader segment Read the full article…

Montana Marijuana Advocates Push Back Initiative Plans

MONTANA:   Marijuana legalization advocates are dropping their efforts to put a voter initiative on the ballot this year amending the Montana Constitution to allow recreational use of the drug, an organizer said Tuesday. Instead, the advocates plan to focus on the 2016 elections. That might give the measure a better chance, with a broader segment Read the full article…