Montana Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

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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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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