The Montana state health department said it won’t allow new medical marijuana dispensary licenses in Billings, the state’s largest city. The Billings Gazette reported the health agency is deferring to the city’s ordinance that requires licensed Billings businesses to follow federal law – a provision that would bar MMJ dispensaries from being permitted. A state […]Read More
There weren’t any big expectations for Montana’s medical marijuana market when it was relaunched at the end of 2017, but patient numbers in the Big Sky state have skyrocketed and the state’s dispensaries are winners. Patient numbers have nearly doubled since March 2017, when there were 12,890 registered patients in the state, to 25,725 in […]Read More
The wholesale price and supply situation for various state medical marijuana markets is a mixed bag, with different regulations, patient counts and product availability generating diverse situations. In New Mexico, for example, medical marijuana business owners are experiencing increased demand and rising prices. Elsewhere, however, MMJ business owners are suffering the same fate as their […]Read More
Medical marijuana providers in Montana will start testing, labeling and tracking their products as new rules take effect Tuesday for state officials to keep close tabs on cannabis plants from seedlings until they’re sold. The sweeping regulations cover everything from employee ID badges to pesticide testing. Kate Cholewa, spokeswoman for the Montana Cannabis Industry Association, […]Read More
The owner of one of two dispensaries in Billings, Montana, has sued the city to allow him to continue to sell medical marijuana. According to the Billings Gazette, Shawn Palmer, owner of Montana Organic Medical Supply, ran into problems when the city: Refused to renew his business license near the end of 2017. Then sent him […]Read More
Montana’s medical marijuana businesses aren’t sitting on their hands.
In fact, it’s quite the opposite.
As 600-plus registered caregivers wait for state regulators to finalize industry regulations that were expected last June, many have taken steps to open dispensaries or even expand into retail chains for the first time.Read More
Confusion at the federal level about water is causing a huge dilemma for hemp producers: Licensing deadlines are fast approaching in many states, but farmers don’t know if they’ll be able to irrigate their crops. That’s because the nation’s largest wholesale supplier of water – the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation – won’t allow its water to […]Read More
Medical marijuana dispensary owners in Montana say proposed regulatory actions would place considerable cost and time burdens on their businesses. The stakeholders voiced opposition to proposed rules MMJ during a hearing at the state Department of Public Health and Human Services, according to the Montana Standard. Among the proposals: Dispensaries would be required to test […]Read More
If it was a big year for recreational marijuana in 2016, then it was a huge one for medical marijuana.
Voters or state legislatures in 11 states – Arkansas, California, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia – approved or advanced medical cannabis measures.Read More
A slew of updated medical cannabis business rules for Montana companies has been proposed by the state health department. The rules deliver more clarity to those looking to participate in the state’s MMJ industry, but the regulations have yet to be completely finalized. According to The Billings Gazette, the wide-ranging rules include: License fees. An […]Read More
One of two medical marijuana dispensaries in Billings, Montana, has won at least a temporary stay of execution. Montana Advanced Caregivers has won a preliminary injunction against a new city ordinance prohibiting dispensaries within city boundaries, meaning the dispensary will be allowed to continue operating until the district court can hold a hearing on the matter. A […]Read More
Although medical marijuana advocates had hoped for an industry renaissance in Montana after a ballot-box victory in November, at least one major municipality isn’t having it. The Billings City Council voted to ban medical cannabis dispensaries, meaning the industry won’t have a visible face in the most populous city in Montana, the Billings Gazette reported. […]Read More
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