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Judge blocks planned cut in raises for retired teachers

HELENA—A Helena district judge on Friday halted, for now, a planned cut in the annual cost-of-living raises paid to thousands of retired educators.

December 27, 2013 5:42 pmLoading…

Judge issues injunction to block cuts in pension COLAs

HELENA — A Helena district judge on Friday halted, for now, a reduction set to take place Wednesday in the annual cost-of-living raises paid to thousands of retired Montana educators.

December 20, 2013 6:00 pmLoading…

Another medical-pot bill emerges

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.

March 10, 2013 9:47 pmLoading…

Horse Sense: Medical-marijuana bills face tough time at Legislature

HELENA — So far, the 2013 Legislature appears to be no more receptive to medical marijuana than the 2011 session was.

February 16, 2013 8:08 pm Related Loading…
House committee rejects, tables 4 medical-pot bills

House committee rejects, tables 4 medical-pot bills

HELENA — In short order, a House committee on Friday rejected and then tabled four bills intended to fix parts of the 2011 medical-marijuana law that a district judge has temporarily blocked.

February 15, 2013 6:45 pmLoading…
Helena judge blocks parts of medical-marijuana law

Helena judge blocks parts of medical-marijuana law

HELENA — A Helena district judge for a second time has issued a preliminary injunction to block parts of Montana’s more restrictive 2011 medical-marijuana law from being enforced.

January 16, 2013 9:24 pm Related Loading…
Helena drug treatment court set to expand

Helena drug treatment court set to expand

HELENA — For five women in drug treatment court in Helena, Christmas presents for their children last week in the courtroom of District Judge James Reynolds marked a major change from most Christmases past.

December 25, 2012 6:36 amLoading…
Judge James Reynolds

Judge James Reynolds

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December 25, 2012 6:28 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…
High court hears case on right to sell medical marijuana

High court hears case on right to sell medical marijuana

HELENA — Montana Supreme Court justices on Wednesday took on the question of whether people have a fundamental, constitutional right to sell medical marijuana, which is legal under state law but illegal under federal law.

May 30, 2012 6:15 pm Photos

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Fewer than 12,000 medical pot cardholders in state now

HELENA — The number of registered marijuana cardholders in Montana fell below 12,000 as of March 31 for the first time in two years.

April 13, 2012 7:00 pmLoading…

State argues for Supreme Court measure on ballot

HELENA — The state on Friday appealed a decision striking from the June ballot a referendum on whether Montana Supreme Court justices should be elected by geographical districts instead of statewide.

April 06, 2012 5:24 pmLoading…

Judge rules elections initiative unconstitutional

HELENA — A district court judge on Tuesday rejected a Republican-backed ballot initiative that aimed to help conservatives in Montana Supreme Court elections.

March 20, 2012 5:45 pmLoading…

Plan establishing judicial districts under fire

HELENA — A district court judge indicated Wednesday that a portion of a Republican-backed ballot initiative, which many in the GOP hope will tilt Montana Supreme Court elections to their party's favor, could be unconstitutional as alleged by critics.

March 14, 2012 12:15 pmLoading…

Stevensville marijuana growers facing felony charges

The Ravalli County Attorney's Office is pressing charges against the owners of a Stevensville marijuana operation that was raided in July.

December 26, 2011 2:59 pmLoading…

Montana asks court to lift hold on medical pot law

HELENA - Montana prosecutors are asking the state Supreme Court to lift a district judge's block of portions of a new state law meant to restrict the sale of medical marijuana.

November 16, 2011 3:15 pmLoading…
2012 voters to decide fate of new medical pot law

2012 voters to decide fate of new medical pot law

HELENA — The secretary of state’s office said Monday that medical-marijuana advocates have collected enough signatures to let voters next year retain or reject the stricter law, passed earlier this year by the Legislature, regulating the industry.

October 03, 2011 5:23 pmLoading…
State appeals ruling that blocks portion of medical marijuana restrictions

State appeals ruling that blocks portion of medical marijuana restrictions

HELENA — The state on Tuesday appealed to the Montana Supreme Court a judge’s ruling that blocked tough new restrictions on medical marijuana in Montana, and will argue there’s no constitutional right to sell the drug for a profit.

August 09, 2011 5:50 pmLoading…
Medical marijuana group claims more than 2,000 signatures for referendum in 7 days

Medical marijuana group claims more than 2,000 signatures for referendum in 7 days

HELENA -- In just a week, some 2,000 Montanans have signed petitions to let voters in 2012 to decide the fate of the more restrictive medical marijuana law enacted this year, referendum backers said Tuesday.

July 19, 2011 6:41 pmLoading…
Organizer of 'cannabis caravans' now going for online 'teleclinics'

Organizer of 'cannabis caravans' now going for online 'teleclinics'

Montana's tough new medical marijuana law was supposed to end the phenomenon of assembly-line doctor appointments or online recommendations for therapeutic cannabis.

July 18, 2011 12:15 amLoading…

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