Montana Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

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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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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