Montana Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Week in Review: MMJ Death Sentence in Montana, Denver Caps & Cannabis Patent Wars

John Schroyer  | April 29, 2016

By John Schroyer and Omar Sacirbey

Montana’s medical cannabis industry gets hit with a knockout punch, Denver approves new business caps, and concerns arise over the possibility of legal issues tied to patents for marijuana strains.

Here’s a closer look at several notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

Montana Medical Marijuana Industry to End in August

John Schroyer  | April 26, 2016

The Montana State Supreme Court has put the state’s medical marijuana dispensaries on notice: They’ll be out of business as of August 31.

The decision means Montana voters ultimately could determine the future of the state’s MMJ’s dispensaries.

The high court made its views known on Monday through a ruling on a 2011 law that …

Nationwide Lessons From Montana’s Upheaval

John Schroyer  | March 1, 2016

By John Schroyer

Dispensary owner Rich Abromeit summed up last week’s brutal Montana Supreme Court decision – which effectively bans medical marijuana businesses across the state – in just five words.

“They’ve completely wiped us out,” he said.

Montana AG Wants to Reverse MMJ Payment, Advertising Ruling

John Schroyer  | May 7, 2015

Medical marijuana businesses in Montana could be in for an abrupt shift in how they do business if Attorney General Tim Fox gets his way.

Fox on Wednesday filed an appeal with the aim of overturning a 2011 district court ruling that allows MMJ businesses to accept payment for cannabis and advertise their businesses,

Montana Dispensary Owners Seek Stronger Regulations

Marijuana Business Daily staff  | November 19, 2014

Some Montana marijuana dispensaries are asking for more-stringent regulations to avoid a repeat of 2011 when federal agents swooped in a shut down several cannabis producers and dispensaries.

Roger Petersen, whose company has grown and dispensed marijuana since 2010, said he takes careful steps to work within the law and make his business as transparent …

Montana City’s MMJ Industry Thriving

John Schroyer  | September 29, 2014

Montana’s once-burgeoning medical marijuana sector unraveled quickly several years ago due to legal issues, but dispensaries are thriving in one city that has taken a hands-off approach to the industry.

At least 14 MMJ centers are currently operating in Butte, according to one report.

The state Legislature passed a law in 2011 essentially …