Montana Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News


Nationwide lessons from Montana’s upheaval

By John Schroyer Dispensary owner Rich Abromeit summed up last week’s brutal Montana Supreme Court decision – which effectively bans medical marijuana businesses across the state – in just five words. “They’ve completely wiped us out,” he said.

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Montana Supreme Court ruling guts state’s MMJ industry

The sky has fallen in Montana. The state Supreme Court issued a ruling on Thursday in a case that’s been ongoing since 2011 over a law approved by the state legislature that was intended to basically regulate the medical cannabis industry out of existence. Though the court didn’t side completely with lawmakers, it upheld enough […]

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Montana Supreme Court to Take Up MMJ Restrictions Again

The Montana State Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday regarding an attempted crackdown on the state’s medical cannabis industry that’s been stalled since 2011 by a lower court judge. If the justices side with the state, it could signal the end of Montana’s MMJ industry, as the rules would effectively ban medical cannabis sales and […]

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Montana’s Marijuana Industry Still in Danger

Montana’s medical cannabis law remains under attack from conservative officials, even though a district court judge gave MMJ businesses and patients some relief in January. Attorneys for the state are asking the Montana Supreme Court to overturn the ruling from earlier this year, which threw out several key provisions of a 2014 law that would […]

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Montana AG Wants to Reverse MMJ Payment, Advertising Ruling

Medical marijuana businesses in Montana could be in for an abrupt shift in how they do business if Attorney General Tim Fox gets his way. Fox on Wednesday filed an appeal with the aim of overturning a 2011 district court ruling that allows MMJ businesses to accept payment for cannabis and advertise their businesses, according […]

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Montana Judge Rules Against MMJ Crackdown

Montana medical marijuana businesses are about to get some serious relief, thanks to a district court judge who struck down several key portions of a 2011 law intended to crack down on the industry. Judge James Reynolds threw out bans on selling medical marijuana for profit and MMJ advertising, potentially opening up the state’s decade-old […]

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Montana Dispensary Owners Seek Stronger Regulations

Some Montana marijuana dispensaries are asking for more-stringent regulations to avoid a repeat of 2011 when federal agents swooped in a shut down several cannabis producers and dispensaries. Roger Petersen, whose company has grown and dispensed marijuana since 2010, said he takes careful steps to work within the law and make his business as transparent […]

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Montana City’s MMJ Industry Thriving

Montana’s once-burgeoning medical marijuana sector unraveled quickly several years ago due to legal issues, but dispensaries are thriving in one city that has taken a hands-off approach to the industry. At least 14 MMJ centers are currently operating in Butte, according to one report. The state Legislature passed a law in 2011 essentially banning MMJ […]

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Update: Judge Puts Montana MMJ Restrictions on Ice Yet Again With Key Vote Looming

The roller coaster ride continues for medical marijuana professionals in Montana, with a judge once again preventing the state from implementing tough new MMJ regulations. District Court Judge James P. Reynolds said he feared that the new rules would cause “immediate and irreparable harm” to dispensaries and patients that hold valid medical marijuana cards, a […]

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