Montana Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Week in Review: 5 business takeaways from the landmark election

Omar Sacirbey  | November 11, 2016

By Omar Sacirbey and Bart Schaneman

Now that voters in seven additional states have legalized recreational or medical marijuana, business leaders and political observers are bullish about the potential for industry growth.

They point to surge in opportunities for interstate expansion, increased investor interest in cannabis and greater innovation in technology and business strategies.

Election Updates: Live coverage of marijuana measures across the country

Chris Walsh  | November 8, 2016

Marijuana Business Daily provided live updates on cannabis ballot measures and related news on Election Day (all updates in Eastern time).

3:45 a.m. Wednesday (Montana): Montana’s measure to legalize medical marijuana businesses is poised to win comfortably, as the initiative has garnered 56% of the vote with more than 80% of precincts reporting.

The Big Picture: State-by-state marijuana ballot initiative update

Kevin Huhn  | November 2, 2016

By John Schroyer

This year could prove a historic turning point for the legal cannabis industry, with pro-cannabis ballot measures in front of voters in nine states Tuesday.

If some or most are approved, that could translate into untold business opportunities for cannabis entrepreneurs across the nation.

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 …