Montana Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Marijuana vaping ban

A judge cleared the path for Montana to enforce a temporary emergency ban on flavored vaping products, including those containing THC

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Montana judge allows marijuana vaping ban to stand

A judge cleared the path for Montana to enforce a temporary emergency ban on flavored vaping products, including those containing THC. The 120-day ban began Wednesday afternoon. District Judge Jennifer Lint ruled against vape shop owners who sued to block the emergency ban from taking effect. Business owners argued that the rise of the lung […]

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Montana to begin enforcing marijuana vaping ban this week

Montana’s health department will begin enforcing an emergency ban on the sale of flavored vaping products starting Wednesday, according to state officials. The restrictions include the sale of all THC and CBD vape products, both in stores and online, as well as flavored nicotine e-cigarettes. The rules do not require businesses to destroy their inventory. […]

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Montana judge blocks temporary ban of flavored marijuana vapes, e-cigarettes

A judge in Montana halted a temporary ban on flavored vaping products, including medical cannabis, which was scheduled to go into effect Oct. 22. Ravalli County District Judge Jennifer Lint signed a temporary restraining order Friday that prohibits Gov. Steve Bullock and state health officials from enforcing emergency rules on flavored vaping products. Lint was […]

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Cannabis industry insiders brace for potential fallout as health officials report new vaping deaths, issue warnings

U.S. health officials were once again cautioning the public to refrain from using vaping products as related respiratory illnesses and even deaths continued to be disclosed last week. As of Friday, officials linked at least five fatalities to e-cigarettes and electronic marijuana vaping devices. The outbreak has some in the cannabis industry expecting at least a […]

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Dueling recreational cannabis legalization campaigns in Montana

At least two political campaigns are underway in Montana to get recreational marijuana ballot measures before voters in 2020. If multiple measures end up making the ballot, they could split the vote and deter legalization for several more years According to the Missoulian, one of the two campaigns, MontanaCan, had already filed its ballot measure […]

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Montana regulators set rules on medical marijuana cultivation space

Montana regulators have set the maximum amount of space that medical cannabis providers are allotted per patient at 30 square feet, causing overproduction concerns among licensed marijuana companies. The state health department set the amount for square footage for each registered patient while finalizing rules for the medical marijuana program earlier this month, the Billings Gazette […]

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Judge reinstates medical cannabis license pulled by Montana health department

A Montana district judge ruled that the state improperly revoked a Billings medical marijuana provider’s license by not giving the dispensary owner time to correct violations. Yellowstone County District Judge Don Harris reinstated Montana Organic Medical Supply owner Steven Palmer’s license this week, according to the Billings Gazette. Palmer had been a licensed provider in […]

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Judge allows Montana medical marijuana dispensary in Billings to operate – for now

A judge is allowing a Montana medical cannabis dispensary to continue operating at least temporarily after questioning whether the state health department violated the owner’s right to due process in revoking his license without giving him a chance to respond to allegations. District Judge Don Harris said he’ll likely issue a final decision next week in the […]

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Regulators prohibit new medical marijuana dispensary licenses in Billings, Montana

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 […]

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