House Bill 161
Rep. Mike Milburn speaker of the Montana House and sponsor of House Bill 161 to repeal the Medical Marijuana Act. Milburn is scheduled to sit on a panel of pot advocates and opponents to discuss the fallout from a new state law and federal crackdown on medical marijuana operations.
HELENA -- When lawmakers return to work this week, one of the remaining major issues they will face is the bill to tighten down Montana's booming medical marijuana industry and greatly restrict the product's availability to patients.
HELENA -- Over Democrats' objections about making a rushed decision, a House committee on Wednesday night heavily amended and then pushed out a bill to repeal Montana's medical marijuana law and impose tougher restrictions than the original bill required.
HELENA — With just three weeks left in the 2011 legislative session, it’s as unclear now as it was three months ago what lawmakers finally will do with the difficult medical marijuana issue.
HELENA — The Senate on Saturday refused to blast out of committee the House speaker’s stalled bill that would repeal Montana’s medical marijuana law July 1, possibly dealing it a lethal blow.
HELENA — The Legislature cranks up to full speed in the second week of its second half, with hearings and action on the state budget, key tax bills, stream access, medical marijuana, health reforms and more.
HELENA — Saying the Senate lacks the votes to repeal the state’s medical marijuana law, Judiciary Committee Chairman Terry Murphy, R-Cardwell, said Friday that he’ll appoint a subcommittee to work on a bill to better regulate the industry.
HELENA — On a mostly party-line vote with Republicans in favor, the Montana House voted again Saturday to repeal Montana's medical marijuana law, after a House panel examined the measure's fiscal impacts.
HELENA — Two dramatically different pictures emerged Tuesday of the financial impact of repealing the state law legalizing medical marijuana.
Rep. Mike Milburn, R-Cascade, speaker of the Montana House and sponsor of House Bill 161, begins Wednesday's hearing for the bill, which would repeal the Medical Marijuana Act.
Kathy Moore, of Three Forks, waits in a secondary room at the Capitol in Helena to voice her opposition to House Bill 161, which would repeal the Medical Marijuana Act.
HELENA — By a 3-to-1 margin, opponents outnumbered supporters of a bill Wednesday that would repeal Montana's 2004 voter-passed law legalizing the use of medical marijuana in the state.