Tag: Montana

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July 31, 2014
07/31/2014
Study: Arrests for Marijuana Offenses Increasing in Many States

Study: Arrests for Marijuana Offenses Increasing in Many States

Law enforcement in many states are making a greater number of marijuana arrests than ever before despite polling data showing that the majority of Americans believe that the adult...
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July 17, 2014
07/17/2014
Montana Cannabis Reform Efforts Gear Up for Victory

Montana Cannabis Reform Efforts Gear Up for Victory

In the 10 years since Montanans approved medical marijuana by a whopping 62%, registered patients have endured backlash, repeals, raids, federal prosecutions, and tragic deaths. But the...
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July 9, 2014
07/09/2014
ASA Issues Medical Cannabis State Report Card in Hopes of Improving Programs for Patients

ASA Issues Medical Cannabis State Report Card in Hopes of Improving Programs for Patients

With Monday’s signing of New York’s medical cannabis law, there are now 23 states with comprehensive medical cannabis access programs for patient’s living in those states, but...
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July 8, 2014
07/08/2014
Schedule 1 Lunacy and Montana Weed

Schedule 1 Lunacy and Montana Weed

One group of hyper-conservative prohibitionists, going by the moniker of SafeMontana, illustrate yet another problem with roots in the irrational Schedule 1 status of cannabis.
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May 1, 2014
05/01/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.04.30)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.04.30)

Medical marijuana continues hot and heavy in state legislatures across the country, there’s a petition for a patient denied access to a liver transplant in California, two...
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April 11, 2014
04/11/2014
Tennessee: Lawmakers Approve Measures Reclassifying Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity

Tennessee: Lawmakers Approve Measures Reclassifying Hemp as an Agricultural Commodity

State lawmakers have signed off on legislation, Senate Bill 2495/House Bill 2445, to reclassify and regulate industrial hemp. The legislation now goes to Republican Gov. Bill Haslam for his signature....
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August 29, 2013
08/29/2013
Montana Law: Weed or Bong 6 Months in Jail, But Teacher Rapes 14-Year Old Student

Montana Law: Weed or Bong 6 Months in Jail, But Teacher Rapes 14-Year Old Student

First and foremost, as a parent seeing a high school teacher sentenced to one month in prison after admitting to raping a 14-year old student (who took...
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August 14, 2013
08/14/2013
MPP’s Worst State Legislators of 2013

MPP’s Worst State Legislators of 2013

MPP  released a video last week listing the country’s “Worst State Legislators of 2013″ on marijuana policy issues. The seven state representatives and one state Senator were selected based on...
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August 14, 2013
08/14/2013
Study: Medical Cannabis Laws Reduce Alcohol Traffic Deaths

Study: Medical Cannabis Laws Reduce Alcohol Traffic Deaths

The passage of medical cannabis laws is associated with a reduction in the public’s consumption of alcohol and with fewer incidences of alcohol-related traffic fatalities, according to data published...
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June 7, 2013
06/07/2013
Medical Marijuana Update (2013.06.05)

Medical Marijuana Update (2013.06.05)

The medical marijuana scene is hectic! Bill passing, raids happening, local officials pondering, and California dispensaries dwindling. Let’s get to it: California On May 21, the Lakeport city...
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April 11, 2013
04/11/2013
Medical Marijuana Update (2013.04.10)

Medical Marijuana Update (2013.04.10)

Rhode Island is set to see its first dispensary open next, Mendocino County faces down the feds, and more news from around the country. Let’s get to...
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March 12, 2013
03/12/2013
Medical Marijuana Bill in Montana Would Ease Over-Regulation

Medical Marijuana Bill in Montana Would Ease Over-Regulation

A 2011 bill devastated Montana’s medical marijuana industry. Since that bill passed, Montana MMJ patients have dropped by about 75% and providers have dropped by more than...
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March 7, 2013
03/07/2013
Medical Marijuana Update (2013.03.06)

Medical Marijuana Update (2013.03.06)

Legislatures are in session across the land, and that’s reflected in our update this week. Bills are moving, generally, but not always in the right direction. Meanwhile,...
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February 28, 2013
02/28/2013
Medical Marijuana Update (2013.02.27)

Medical Marijuana Update (2013.02.27)

From the village board to the halls of Congress, medical marijuana is popping up all over. And there’s action at various state houses, too. Let’s get to...
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February 21, 2013
02/21/2013
Medical Marijuana Update (2013.02.20)

Medical Marijuana Update (2013.02.20)

013 Most of the action was at statehouses this week, but there was also news from the Harborside Health Center battle in California and an announcement that...
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February 20, 2013
02/20/2013
MT Legislator: Marijuana, “The Most Dangerous Drug There Is”

MT Legislator: Marijuana, “The Most Dangerous Drug There Is”

Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Alcohol causes violent behavior and deaths by liver cirrhosis and alcohol poisoning. People die...
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February 15, 2013
02/15/2013
Medical Marijuana Update (2013.02.14)

Medical Marijuana Update (2013.02.14)

What? Nothing happened in California? It’s a rare week, but the quiet in the Golden State is being made up for by action in state legislatures around...
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February 7, 2013
02/07/2013
Medical Marijuana Update (2013.02.06)

Medical Marijuana Update (2013.02.06)

The California Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a key case on whether localities can ban dispensaries, and medical marijuana bills died in two Midwest states, and...
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January 31, 2013
01/31/2013
Montana Medical Marijuana Cultivator Chris Williams to Be Sentenced Friday in Federal Court

Montana Medical Marijuana Cultivator Chris Williams to Be Sentenced Friday in Federal Court

Montana medical marijuana cultivator Chris Williams is scheduled to be sentenced Friday in what has become a widely publicized case, illustrating the Obama Administration’s aggressive federal enforcement...
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January 25, 2013
01/25/2013
Medical Marijuana Update (2013.01.23)

Medical Marijuana Update (2013.01.23)

An important federal court ruling, medical marijuana bills start popping up in the states, more providers get prosecuted, and LA continues to stumble toward a resolution of...
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