In 2004, 62 percent of the voters in Montana passed a ballot initiative known as the Montana Medical Marijuana Act (Initiative 148). That law was designed to provide a safe, compassionate alternative to highly addictive and damaging pharmaceutical pain medications for people with cancer, chr…
A Buxton man changed his plea Thursday morning to guilty for felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute.
WASHINGTON — I have no desire to smoke marijuana, partly because doing so might drive me back to the cigarette habit I broke two decades ago. I don’t want to be one of those “cool parents” who pretend to be as culturally advanced as their kids. In my case, that’s a ridiculous aspiration anyway.
A 30-year-old Divide man received a two-year deferred sentence for his part in a marijuana ring on Thursday morning.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The impact on Cheyenne of Colorado's new law allowing the recreational use of marijuana isn’t known yet because the neighboring state is still working on rules to govern sales, the city's police chief says.
Five years ago, a 60-year-old Casper resident, who wished to remain anonymous for fear of prosecution, experienced spontaneous retinal detachment in both eyes. He had 25 corrective surgeries, and as a secondary result, developed glaucoma. Then he lost all vision in his right eye.
HELENA — Medical-marijuana advocates are making a final try this legislative session to amend the 2011 law that imposed tighter restrictions on what was then a booming industry here.
HELENA — Medical marijuana has fallen far below the radar as a legislative issue this year, in sharp contrast to the 2011 session.
MISSOULA — Calling certain mandatory minimum sentences “unfair and absurd,” a federal judge Friday sentenced medical marijuana grower Chris Williams to five years in prison — the least amount mandated for his federal gun conviction.
MISSOULA - A last-minute flurry of activity surrounding the case of convicted medical marijuana grower Chris Williams did not halt Williams' scheduled sentencing in U.S. District Court in Missoula on Friday.
HELENA — A prosecutor is recommending 10 years in prison for a former medical marijuana provider who struck a plea deal after he was convicted on eight drug and weapons charges.
HAMILTON -- A Hamilton man claims law enforcement officials didn’t have the right to question his teenage daughter without his permission and wants the court to throw out her statement to police that led to his arrest on drug charges.
HELENA — A district judge on Thursday temporarily continued to stop the state from enforcing certain restrictions in a 2011 state law aimed at medical marijuana providers.
HELENA — A judge has denied the temporary release of a convicted medical marijuana provider who faces a possible 92-year prison sentence.
Cancer has been trying to kill me for a while now, which is why I hope Montanans will vote “no” on this year’s medical marijuana ballot issue.
In response to public outcry over the unregulated, out-of-control medical marijuana industry, the Montana Legislature passed Senate Bill 423. After months of deliberation and thousands of testimonies from each side, this bill passed with the support of both Republicans and Democrats.
A press conference to charge Attorney General Steve Bullock of botching medical marijuana ballot language quickly soured on pot opponents who found themselves accused of blowing smoke.
Montana voters on Nov. 6 will approve or reject five ballot items including whether to require parental notification before a minor's abortion and whether to declare that corporations do not have constitutional rights regarding campaign spending. But along with citizen lawmakers in five othe…
HELENA - A jury was deliberating Thursday whether to convict a Helena medical marijuana provider of federal drug trafficking charges in the only trial from last year's U.S. government raids of Montana-regulated pot dispensaries.
Montana voters will decide on Nov. 6 whether to keep the Legislature’s medical marijuana law that effectively repealed the 2004 voter-enacted law.