Montana Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Medical marijuana states experience wide spectrum of wholesale prices, supply

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 […]

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New medical marijuana rules go into effect in Montana

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, […]

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Second medical cannabis dispensary owner in Montana city sues to stay open

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 […]

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Montana’s medical marijuana businesses are off and running

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.

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Water access poses big risk for many hemp growers in 2018

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 […]

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Montana medical marijuana business owners oppose proposed rules

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 […]

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New US medical marijuana markets – one year later

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.

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Montana updates medical cannabis business rules

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 […]

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Montana medical marijuana dispensary beats city ban – for now

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 […]

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Montana’s largest city bans medical marijuana dispensaries

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. […]

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Montana medical cannabis registrations skyrocketing

The number of registered medical cannabis patients in Montana has continued its steady upward pace this year, with the number of program enrollees more than doubling between December and July. As of last month, 17,819 patients had registered with the state to purchase MMJ, up from just over 8,000 at the end of 2016. The trend […]

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Montana releases temporary medical marijuana rules

The Montana health department has issued temporary emergency rules for the state’s medical marijuana program. Parts of the program took effect Friday as state regulators develop permanent regulations, which must be in place by April 30, 2018, the Billings Gazette reported. The emergency rules, which expire in late October, include clarifications on how the Montana […]

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