Montana Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News


Montana Medical Marijuana Patient Numbers Flat, Registry Still Far From 2011 Peak

The number of patients in Montana with medical marijuana cards rose by just five last month as tighter regulations enacted in 2011 continued to put a damper on the MMJ industry. The latest statistics from the Montana Department of Health & Human Services show that 8,849 patients are currently enrolled in the state’s medical marijuana […]

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Cannabis Caregivers Caught Up in Montana Medical Marijuana Raids Receive Jail Time, Fines

The federal government caused quite a stir last year when it launched a coordinated attack on medical cannabis dispensaries and related businesses in the western U.S., conducting a series of raids that put the marijuana industry on edge. In addition to marijuana centers and cannabis cultivation operations in California, Oregon and Washington State, MMJ dispensaries […]

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Montana’s Medical Cannabis Industry Shrivelling After Rapid, Uncontrolled Growth

Yet another state with medical pot laws on the books is seeing its MMJ sector shrivel as the entire industry grapples with a federal crackdown, damaging court rulings, falling registered patient numbers and community backlash. This time the contraction is taking place in Montana, where the number of registered patients has nose-dived and dozens of […]

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Pot Dispensaries Not the Only MMJ Businesses Ensnarled in Recent Raids

Much of the media coverage surrounding the recent raids in Washington State and Montana focused on how federal agents targeted medical marijuana dispensaries, as they are the most visible part of the industry to the public and patients. But lost in all the hoopla is the fact that they weren’t the only targets. The crackdown […]

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Poll: Montana Voters Back State’s Strict New Pot Regulations

The lion’s share of Montana residents support new laws meant to rein in the state’s medical marijuana industry, according to a poll released this week. More than 60 percent of locals who took a Montana State University-Billings survey said they approve of the changes, signaling residents agree with lawmakers that the MMJ industry has grown […]

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Billings Moves to Tighten Restrictions on Medical Pot Centers

After delaying a vote to gather more public input, City Council members in Billings, Mont., gave the initial go-ahead this week to two ordinances that will prevent new marijuana dispensaries from opening and restrict the operations of those currently in business. City Council must still approve the measures on a second reading – scheduled for […]

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Voters to Get Final Say on Controversial Montana Marijuana Bill

Montana voters will decide the fate of a controversial bill enacted earlier this year that introduced strict limits and regulations on the state’s medical marijuana industry. The Montana Secretary of State’s office said organizers behind the referendum campaign gathered enough signatures to get the issue on the November 2012 ballot. The state legislature passed a […]

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