Montana Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News


Judge: Montana dispensaries can reopen immediately

A Montana judge ruled Wednesday that a medical marijuana initiative approved last month by voters should take effect immediately, paving the way for dispensaries to reopen months earlier than expected. A drafting error in the Nov. 8 ballot initiative had postponed the measure’s implementation until July 1. But District Judge James Reynolds of Helena sped up that […]

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Montana Legislature prepares to regulate medical cannabis, again

The Montana Legislature is gearing up for a new session of lawmaking, and on tap already are up to 10 bills related to the medical cannabis industry. According to the Missoulian, the measures vary from an outright overturn of Initiative 182 – which Montana voters approved in the election earlier this month – to pro-cannabis […]

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Montana dispensaries may not reopen until June

Medical cannabis dispensaries in Montana that were forced to close at the end of August may not be able to begin serving patients again until June 30 next year because of a clerical error in the initiative voters approved on Election Day. According to the Missoulian, the only way dispensaries could open sooner is if the […]

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Week in Review: 5 business takeaways from the landmark election

By Omar Sacirbey and Bart Schaneman Now that voters in seven additional states have legalized recreational or medical marijuana, business leaders and political observers are bullish about the potential for industry growth. They point to surge in opportunities for interstate expansion, increased investor interest in cannabis and greater innovation in technology and business strategies.

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Election Updates: Live coverage of marijuana measures across the country

Marijuana Business Daily provided live updates on cannabis ballot measures and related news on Election Day (all updates in Eastern time). 3:45 a.m. Wednesday (Montana): Montana’s measure to legalize medical marijuana businesses is poised to win comfortably, as the initiative has garnered 56% of the vote with more than 80% of precincts reporting.

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The Big Picture: State-by-state marijuana ballot initiative update

By John Schroyer This year could prove a historic turning point for the legal cannabis industry, with pro-cannabis ballot measures in front of voters in nine states Tuesday. If some or most are approved, that could translate into untold business opportunities for cannabis entrepreneurs across the nation.

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Poll: Majority of Americans favor rec marijuana legalization

As five states prepare to vote on legalizing recreational marijuana in November, a new Pew Research Center poll shows the majority of Americans favor legalization. According to Pew, 57% of Americans say marijuana should be legal, with 37% opposed. Ten years ago the numbers were flipped, with 60% saying it should be illegal and 32% in favor […]

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Montana dispensaries close doors in response to new curbs

Montana’s medical marijuana dispensaries closed their doors in response to new restrictions Wednesday limiting each storefront to just three patients, a move that forced them out of business, the Associated Press reported. Now the dispensaries must look to voters for a new lease on life. Local residents will go to the polls in November and vote […]

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