Montana Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Poll: Majority of Americans favor rec marijuana legalization

Bart Schaneman  | October 12, 2016

As five states prepare to vote on legalizing recreational marijuana in November, a new Pew Research Center poll shows the majority of Americans favor legalization.

According to Pew, 57% of Americans say marijuana should be legal, with 37% opposed. Ten years ago the numbers were flipped, with 60% saying it should be illegal and …

Week in Review: Cannabis election map set, credit unions get serious, Puerto Rico fight

John Schroyer  | September 23, 2016

By John Schroyer and Omar Sacirbey

The November cannabis election map is essentially finalized, credit unions get serious about marijuana businesses, and a Denver attorney weighs in on the MJ software battle in Puerto Rico.

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

Week in Review: Dueling ballot measures, MT dispensaries close, New York aims for reform

John Schroyer  | September 2, 2016

By John Schroyer

Arkansas makes what could be an offbeat piece of medical marijuana history, Montana’s MMJ industry comes to at least a temporary end, and New York officials look to bolster the state’s medical cannabis industry.

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

Montana Dispensaries Close Doors in Response to New Curbs

Roger Fillion  | August 31, 2016

Montana’s medical marijuana dispensaries closed their doors in response to new restrictions Wednesday limiting each storefront to just three patients, a move that forced them out of business, the Associated Press reported.

Now the dispensaries must look to voters for a new lease on life. Local residents will go to the polls in November …

Week in Review: Banking scare, marijuana ballot roundup & water rules in California

John Schroyer  | July 15, 2016

By Omar Sacirbey and John Schroyer

An Illinois bank sparks fresh concerns about cannabis and financial institutions, the number of states with certified pro-marijuana ballot measures hits an all-time high, and California MJ growers face new water-use rules.

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

Montana, Massachusetts Marijuana Initiatives Make Ballot

John Schroyer  | July 14, 2016

A recreational marijuana legalization initiative in Massachusetts and a measure to fully legalize medical dispensaries in Montana both qualified for the 2016 general election ballot this week.

The Massachusetts measure will appear on the ballot as Question 4, according to a statement from the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol. The secretary of state notified …

Feds Raid Montana Medical Cannabis Dispensary

Omar Sacirbey  | May 19, 2016

Federal agents raided one of Montana’s largest medical marijuana dispensaries, sending shockwaves through the state’s already withering MMJ industry.

Drug Enforcement Administration agents were seen Wednesday carrying items from the Four Corners location of Montana Buds, a dispensary chain with eight stores in the state, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported. Four Corners is located west …