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…

Judge Blocks Medical Marijuana Restrictions In Montana

A campaign to place an injunction on, and overturn Washington State’s Senate Bill 5052 has raised over $11,000 from 118 people in just one month.

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

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…

Montana Marijuana Advocates Push Back Initiative Plans

Legalization advocates plan to focus on the 2016 elections.

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

Legalization advocates plan to focus on the 2016 elections.

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…

After Steep Decline, Montana Medical Marijuana Numbers Hold Steady

Recent data shows the number of people with medical marijuana cards has dropped from more than 30,000 to about 7,500.

MONTANA:  It was hard to avoid noticing medical marijuana just a few years ago in Montana, but a law passed in 2011 reeled in an industry that many said was out of control. Recent data shows the number of people with medical marijuana cards has dropped from more than 30,000 to about 7,500. The number Read the full article…