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2014 Look Ahead: Legislature to vote on beer tax, medical marijuana bills

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Legislature’s 2014 budget session won’t have a tussle over a fuel tax increase or a lottery.

January 06, 2014 8:00 amLoading…
Hearing on ex-medical pot provider's bid to end sentence in Missoula next week

Hearing on ex-medical pot provider's bid to end sentence in Missoula next week

MISSOULA — A former medical marijuana provider is attempting to cut short his probationary period after completing one year of a five-year sentence in order to care for his ailing mother and rebuild his flailing career.

January 04, 2014 9:26 amLoading…

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…

Wyoming group preps medical pot initiative

Weed Wyoming will file a state ballot initiative for 2016 to permit medical marijuana use. The nonprofit group drafted an initiative that focuses on medical rather than recreational uses of cannabis. Members believe it has a better chance than an all-or-nothing approach, according to a Weed …

October 01, 2013 8:30 amLoading…

Pot patients have tough choice

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.

August 10, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Prosecutors fight sentences of Montana marijuana providers

Prosecutors fight sentences of Montana marijuana providers

HELENA — Federal prosecutors are appealing the sentences of a former University of Montana quarterback and three other medical-marijuana providers who were convicted in the largest drug-trafficking investigation in state history.

June 02, 2013 10:20 amLoading…

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…
Miles City man sentenced for raping 14-year-old

Miles City man sentenced for raping 14-year-old

MILES CITY — A Miles City man who is serving a 10-year prison sentence on federal drug and child pornography convictions has been sentenced to 10 years in state prison for having sex with a 14-year-old girl.

February 28, 2013 11:23 am Related Loading…
Lolo man sentenced on medical-marijuana charge

Lolo man sentenced on medical-marijuana charge

HELENA — A man accused of placing $70 million in unwanted charges on phone bills nationwide has been sentenced to four years' probation on a separate charge related to a federal medical marijuana crackdown.

February 26, 2013 5:59 pm Related Loading…

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…
Medical-marijuana bills receive airing in Legislature

Medical-marijuana bills receive airing in Legislature

HELENA — The debate over medical marijuana that dominated much of the 2011 Legislature was rekindled Wednesday before a House committee — and before a much smaller crowd.

February 13, 2013 7:35 pm Related Loading…

Federal court rejects bid to have marijuana reclassified

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court Tuesday rejected a petition to reclassify marijuana from its current federal status as a dangerous drug with no accepted medical use.

January 22, 2013 5:00 pmLoading…

Lawyer defends Montana family accused in $70M phone scam

HELENA — The lawyer for a Montana family accused of cramming $70 million in bogus charges on phone bills nationwide says his clients followed industry standards.

January 22, 2013 4:12 pmLoading…

Family accused in $70M in bogus phone charges

HELENA  — A Montana family is accused of placing $70 million in bogus charges on customer phone bills since 2008.

January 21, 2013 11:05 amLoading…
'Mountain man' Nichols gets 4 years on drug charge

'Mountain man' Nichols gets 4 years on drug charge

MISSOULA — A man who gained infamy when he and his father kidnapped an elite athlete in the 1980s was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison and three years of supervised probation for a federal drug case.

January 17, 2013 10:27 amLoading…

Prosecutor recommends 10 years for ex-pot provider

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.

January 15, 2013 12:43 pmLoading…

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.

January 14, 2013 10:09 amLoading…

Missoula man pleads guilty to disability fraud

MISSOULA — A 48-year-old Missoula man has pleaded guilty to fraudulently collecting more than $25,000 in Social Security disability payments while failing to report money that he made running a medical marijuana growing operation.

January 11, 2013 12:53 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…

Court: Undercover agents can break some laws

HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court says an undercover law enforcement officer can break some laws in the course of an investigation.

December 21, 2012 1:34 pmLoading…

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