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Southwest Montana is a hotbed for medical marijuana. The darker green the county, the more cardholders it has in the state’s medical marijuana program compared to its overall population. Butte-Silver Bow is second only to Madison County.

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Buxton man admits to grow operation, intent to sell pot

Buxton man admits to grow operation, intent to sell pot

A Buxton man changed his plea Thursday morning to guilty for felony criminal possession of dangerous drugs with intent to distribute.

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Supporters of legalized marijuana 'walk for weed' around Capitol

Supporters of legalized marijuana 'walk for weed' around Capitol

CHEYENNE – Armed with signs that exclaimed “legalize, not legal lies” and “turning a red state green in 2016,” about 50 people marched for marijuana legalization here Monday morning.

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Marijuana advocates push back initiative plans

Marijuana advocates push back initiative plans

HELENA — Marijuana legalization advocates are dropping their efforts to put a voter initiative on the ballot this year amending the Montana Constitution to allow recreational use of the drug, an organizer said Tuesday.

January 21, 2014 4:12 pmLoading…
Wyoming watching as pot goes legal in neighboring Colorado

Wyoming watching as pot goes legal in neighboring Colorado

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Wyoming law officers expect an increase in marijuana arrests now that recreational use of the drug is legal in neighboring Colorado.

January 01, 2014 1:15 pmLoading…
Prosecutor: Ex-pot lobbyist should serve probation

Prosecutor: Ex-pot lobbyist should serve probation

HELENA — Federal prosecutors oppose a former medical marijuana lobbyist’s request to be removed from probation so he can rebuild his career and tend to his ailing mother without travel restrictions.

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Debate looms over legalizing marijuana in Wyoming

Debate looms over legalizing marijuana in Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A debate over whether Wyoming should legalize marijuana may be about to flare up.

December 19, 2013 5:29 pmLoading…

Former Helena medical marijuana lobbyist seeks end to probation

HELENA – A lobbyist who helped draft Montana’s 2004 voter-approved medical marijuana law is requesting an early termination to his federal probation sentence.

December 15, 2013 4:36 pmLoading…
'I just gotta face what I did,' says teenager

'I just gotta face what I did,' says teenager

As an elementary school student in Chinook, Tory Hawley’s classmates rarely referred to him by name. He was always the “fat” one or the “chubby” one.

December 08, 2013 12:15 am Video Photos

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High court reverses pot conviction over evidence

HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court on Wednesday reversed the conviction of a Beaverhead County man for criminal distribution of dangerous drugs, saying he was convicted based on insufficient evidence.

November 09, 2013 5:20 pmLoading…

No prison for man caught with pot plants

A 30-year-old Divide man received a two-year deferred sentence for his part in a marijuana ring on Thursday morning.

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Medical pot looks to 'color inside the lines'

Medical pot looks to 'color inside the lines'

HELENA — Medical marijuana businesses worried that federal agents will close them down now have a roadmap to avoid prosecution, courtesy of the Justice Department's decision to allow legal pot in Colorado and Washington state.

September 04, 2013 5:00 pmLoading…
Billings woman charged in connection to marijuana grow operation

Billings woman charged in connection to marijuana grow operation

A Billings woman prosecutors said was involved in growing hundreds of marijuana plants was charged in Yellowstone County Justice Court on Tuesday.

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Woman gets prison in Casper Spice case

CASPER, Wyo. — Julia Cox didn’t expect her synthetic marijuana would make people ill. In fact, she wasn’t even certain it was illegal.

June 26, 2013 5:38 pmLoading…

Montana police seek marijuana impairment test for drivers

HELENA — Lawmakers on Thursday were considering a renewed effort to test drivers suspected of driving under the influence of marijuana — a measure law enforcement agents said is necessary to deal with an increase in such cases.

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Hamilton medical marijuana advocate dies at 66

HELENA — Lori Burnam, a Hamilton woman with lung cancer who became the face of medical marijuana advocacy in Montana, has died at age 66.

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Montana Cannabis partner sentenced to probation

Montana Cannabis partner sentenced to probation

HELENA — The president of a medical marijuana advocacy group said Friday that he will remain in that position despite a judge's order that he no longer use the drug.

January 04, 2013 12:41 pmLoading…
Tester-Rehberg race Montana's top story of 2012

Tester-Rehberg race Montana's top story of 2012

HELENA — The $47 million U.S. Senate race between Democrat Jon Tester and Republican Denny Rehberg was Montana's top news story of 2012, according to The Associated Press' annual poll of state editors.

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140 marijuana plants seized in Butte raid

140 marijuana plants seized in Butte raid

Butte-Silver Bow law enforcement seized more than 140 marijuana plants this week from two residences south of Butte, and a couple is in custody in connection with the raid.

December 08, 2012 9:20 am Photos

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Woman hauling 253 pounds of pot near Bozeman pleads guilty to conspiracy

Woman hauling 253 pounds of pot near Bozeman pleads guilty to conspiracy

MISSOULA — A 23-year-old California woman has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute more than 100 kilograms of marijuana discovered in a rental van during a traffic stop in southwestern Montana in June.

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