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Hamilton man says daughter’s statement in drug case should be thrown out

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.

January 04, 2013 1:37 pmLoading…
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…
Support slim for pot provider's challenge of raids

Support slim for pot provider's challenge of raids

HELENA — A Montana medical marijuana provider staring down an 80-year prison sentence has become something of a martyr among pot advocates, but he's not finding much support for his constitutional challenge of the federal raids that landed him in jail.

November 25, 2012 2:36 pmLoading…

Online petitions seek to free Montana medical marijuana grower

Medical marijuana grower Chris Williams is seeking a new trial after being convicted in a federal drug and weapons case that carries the potential for a prison sentence of up to 92 years. He’s appealing, but his supporters aren’t waiting for the justice system.

November 23, 2012 8:00 amLoading…

Block on medical marijuana restrictions extended

HELENA — A Helena judge's temporary block of key provisions of Montana's new medical marijuana law will continue for another month.

November 13, 2012 3:36 pmLoading…

Montana Supreme Court won't revisit marijuana ruling

HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court has denied a request by medical marijuana advocates to revisit its ruling last month that there is no constitutional right to access the drug. The decision lifted a lower court judge's block of portions of a 2011 law that prohibited marijuana providers from…

October 23, 2012 6:39 pmLoading…
Partners testify against former Montana pot provider

Partners testify against former Montana pot provider

HELENA - The only Montana medical marijuana provider to reject a deal with the government after his business was raided in last year's federal crackdown appeared at trial Monday with two former partners who did make deals testifying against him.

September 24, 2012 5:55 pmLoading…

Voters to get say after court's medical pot ruling

HELENA — Medical marijuana advocates said Wednesday it's now up to voters to repeal a state law aimed at stymieing the industry after the Montana Supreme Court ruled there is no constitutional right to access the drug.

September 12, 2012 4:00 pmLoading…

18 months later, grim times for ex-pot providers

HELENA — When federal agents raided 26 Montana medical marijuana provider homes, businesses and warehouses in March 2011, prominent among those targeted were the owners of Montana Cannabis.

September 09, 2012 2:35 pmLoading…

Advocacy group head to plead guilty to pot charge

HELENA — The president of an advocacy group behind a lawsuit and a ballot measure challenging Montana's restrictive new medical marijuana law plans to plead guilty to a federal drug charge related to the 2011 raids on pot providers across the state.

August 28, 2012 2:40 pmLoading…
Medical marijuana cardholders increase slightly

Medical marijuana cardholders increase slightly

HELENA — For the first time in more than a year, the number of registered medical marijuana cardholders in Montana increased last month, although slightly.

August 08, 2012 9:35 pmLoading…

Donations drying up for group suing over pot law

HELENA - Advocates suing for the repeal of the restrictive medical marijuana law passed by Montana legislators last year say donations must pick up for it to continue with the lawsuit.

May 07, 2012 3:23 pmLoading…

City Council passes pair of medical marijuana ordinances

With little fanfare or discussion Monday night, the Billings City Council unanimously approved a pair of ordinances dealing with medical marijuana.

October 24, 2011 9:06 pmLoading…

Gun, medical pot groups blast ATF policy

HELENA — A gun group and medical marijuana advocates expressed outrage Tuesday over a new federal policy clarifying that it is illegal for medical marijuana cardholders to buy firearms and ammunition and for dealers to sell these products to them.

September 27, 2011 5:57 pmLoading…

Lincoln woman challenges medical marijuana law

HELENA - A Lincoln woman who is on probation is asking a judge to allow her to continue to use medical marijuana despite a new state law that prohibits probationers from being registered medical marijuana cardholders.

September 02, 2011 11:36 amLoading…

Providers challenge council ban on marijuana storefronts

Medical marijuana providers have filed a lawsuit against the city of Billings, seeking to overturn a July 1 emergency ordinance banning storefront operations.

July 18, 2011 10:00 pmLoading…

New group raising money for lawyer to challenge medical marijuana bill

HELENA -- The new Montana Cannabis Industry Association is raising money to hire a top Montana lawyer, James Goetz of Bozeman, to file a lawsuit challenging the medical marijuana bill soon to become law without Gov. Brian Schweitzer's signature.

May 05, 2011 7:00 pmLoading…
In Montana, a small amount of marijuana potentially carries hefty sentence

In Montana, a small amount of marijuana potentially carries hefty sentence

The amount is so little, the potential penalty so very big.

April 24, 2011 4:45 pmLoading…

Judge: Transferring pot among caregivers illegal

MISSOULA — A judge in Missoula has ruled the common practice of transferring medical marijuana from caregiver to caregiver is illegal under the state's medical marijuana law.

April 08, 2011 12:48 amLoading…
 Medical marijuana company fighting to overcome societal stigmas while providing relief to patients

Medical marijuana company fighting to overcome societal stigmas while providing relief to patients

HELENA — At one end of the Montana Cannabis nursery company’s brightly lit warehouse on the outskirts of Helena, stand about a dozen 5- to 6-foot-tall “mother plants.” Their genetic strains — Wonder Woman, Diesel, Northern Lights, Black Skunk, Holy Roller — written on pieces of tape attached…

November 23, 2009 12:05 am Photos


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