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  1. Ron Strider

    Montana Forms Medical Marijuana Rules, Questions About Testing, Subcontractors Arise

    Stakeholders in Montana's medical marijuana industry brought forth concerns on Wednesday as department administrators gave updates on an ongoing rule-making process. The Revenue and Transportation Interim Committee of the Montana Legislature heard testimony on Senate Bill 333, which outlined...
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    MT: Third Bozeman Marijuana Dispensary Employee Sentenced On Federal Charge

    A third man was sentenced in federal court for his role in an illegal marijuana dispensary in Bozeman. At a hearing in U.S. District Court in Missoula on Thursday morning, Michael James Mason, 34, was sentenced to three years probation after pleading guilty to money laundering in connection...
  3. Ron Strider

    Producers Look Toward Industrial Hemp Future In Montana

    Senate Bill 261 passed in Montana in 2001 allowing the production of hemp as an agricultural crop. But farming officials say it's taken the past 16 years to get the crop into the ground due to federal regulations surrounding hemp's cannabinoid status. Montana is now one of three states to...
  4. Ron Strider

    Industrial Hemp New Star Crop In Montana Agriculture

    "It has taken 17 years to finally get our first crop in the ground." In 2001, industrial hemp became legal to grow in Montana. And considering it's one of the fastest growing crops around, it's amazing how long it took to actually be planted in Montana soil. "We have about six hundred...
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    Montana's Marijuana DUI Standard Is 'Arbitrary,' Attorney Says

    The amount of marijuana in someone's system that constitutes a DUI is "arbitrary" and not supported by science, according to an attorney for a man charged in a fatal crash. Montana public defender Gregory Paskell put forth this argument in an attempt to dismiss a charge of vehicular homicide...
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    Medical Marijuana Patient Asks Montana Supreme Court To Intervene In Felony Case

    A medical marijuana patient who harvests his own plants has asked the Montana Supreme Court to review his pending felony case in Yellowstone County. Wayne Steven Penning, 65, has asked the Montana Supreme Court to rule on whether the state has the right to prosecute medical marijuana patients...
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    MO: Medical Marijuana Patients Desperate - Opponent Claims Cartel Conspiracy

    Butte — On Harrison Avenue, a billboard blares the slogan "NO POT SHOPS." On either side of the sign — a campaign ad opposing a citizen ballot initiative to fix Montana's gutted medical marijuana program — sit two shuttered dispensaries. Although Montana voters overwhelmingly passed an...
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    MO: Medical Marijuana Patients Desperate - Opponent Claims Cartel Conspiracy

    Butte — On Harrison Avenue, a billboard blares the slogan "NO POT SHOPS." On either side of the sign — a campaign ad opposing a citizen ballot initiative to fix Montana's gutted medical marijuana program — sit two shuttered dispensaries. Although Montana voters overwhelmingly passed an...
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    MT: Commissioner - Pro-Marijuana Group Filed Reports Late

    Helena, Mont. - Montana's commissioner of political practices says a marijuana industry association violated campaign laws by filing multiple reports late. Commissioner Jonathan Motl says the Montana Cannabis Industry Association filed five campaign finance reports late. Such violations are...
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    Majority Of Montana Voters Oppose Medical Marijuana Initiative, Poll Shows

    Billings - The majority of Montana voters oppose the medical marijuana expansion proposed in Initiative 182, according to a recent poll commissioned by Lee Newspapers. The findings add to the evidence that Montana is bucking the national trend of acceptance of the drug, and the campaign for...
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    Majority Of Montana Voters Oppose Medical Marijuana Initiative, Poll Shows

    Billings - The majority of Montana voters oppose the medical marijuana expansion proposed in Initiative 182, according to a recent poll commissioned by Lee Newspapers. The findings add to the evidence that Montana is bucking the national trend of acceptance of the drug, and the campaign for...
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    MT: I-182 A Sensible Medical Marijuana Solution

    OK, Montana. We have gone back and forth and around and around about medical marijuana in this state for more than a decade. It's time for us to settle on the best course of action and work toward making it as compassionate, realistic, effective and enforceable as possible. Initiative 182...
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    MT: I-182 A Sensible Medical Marijuana Solution

    OK, Montana. We have gone back and forth and around and around about medical marijuana in this state for more than a decade. It's time for us to settle on the best course of action and work toward making it as compassionate, realistic, effective and enforceable as possible. Initiative 182...
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    Montana Ballot Initiative Looks To Roll Back Restrictions

    Nearly 90 percent of cannabis cardholders in Montana are without access to a legal provider, a roughly 300 percent increase since a Montana Supreme Court ruling went into effect Aug. 31 limiting medical marijuana providers to three clients. Initiative 182 on election ballots mailed out last...
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    Montana Ballot Initiative Looks To Roll Back Restrictions

    Nearly 90 percent of cannabis cardholders in Montana are without access to a legal provider, a roughly 300 percent increase since a Montana Supreme Court ruling went into effect Aug. 31 limiting medical marijuana providers to three clients. Initiative 182 on election ballots mailed out last...
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    MT: Single Donor Supports Campaign Against Medical Marijuana Expansion

    Bozeman, Mont. - NBC Montana is following the money in the fight over medical marijuana as Election Day approaches. Initiative 182 would expand existing laws, but it won't pass if a group called Safe Montana has its way. Medical marijuana is a controversial topic in the Treasure State. Some...
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    MT: Single Donor Supports Campaign Against Medical Marijuana Expansion

    Bozeman, Mont. - NBC Montana is following the money in the fight over medical marijuana as Election Day approaches. Initiative 182 would expand existing laws, but it won't pass if a group called Safe Montana has its way. Medical marijuana is a controversial topic in the Treasure State. Some...
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    MT: Advocates Push I-182 To Increase Access To Medical Marijuana

    Montanans have been voting on ballot initiatives about the medical use of marijuana since 2004. This year will be no different. Initiative 182 would reverse recent restrictions limiting medical marijuana providers to just three patients, which all but eliminated access for more than 12,000...
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    MT: Advocates Push I-182 To Increase Access To Medical Marijuana

    Montanans have been voting on ballot initiatives about the medical use of marijuana since 2004. This year will be no different. Initiative 182 would reverse recent restrictions limiting medical marijuana providers to just three patients, which all but eliminated access for more than 12,000...
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    MT: Anti-Marijuana Group Dinged For Campaign Violation

    Billings - Safe Montana's founder directed a contractor not to release the contract for a series of anti-medical marijuana billboards, according to the Montana Commissioner of Political Practices. Commissioner Jonathan Motl released his decision late Thursday, saying that Safe Montana should...