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Billings businessman's marijuana proposal cleared for signature-gathering

Billings businessman's marijuana proposal cleared for signature-gathering

HELENA — Backers of a proposed ballot measure that would make marijuana illegal in Montana can begin gathering signatures.

May 29, 2014 4:41 pm

Demonstrators want medical marijuana, industrial hemp

Three Casper residents demonstrated for the legalization of medical marijuana and industrial hemp products Saturday, part of what they say will be regular demonstrations at Conwell Park.

May 19, 2014 8:00 amLoading…
Billings business leader proposes to ban marijuana

Billings business leader proposes to ban marijuana

HELENA — A Billings businessman has proposed an initiative for the November 2014 ballot that effectively would ban the possession, use, cultivation, trafficking and transportation of marijuana in Montana.

April 18, 2014 6:20 pm
Abuse of Montana medical pot rules curbed without law, attorney argues

Abuse of Montana medical pot rules curbed without law, attorney argues

HELENA — Montana’s medical-marijuana law was back in court Tuesday, as an attorney for the drug’s users and the industry argued that restrictive parts of the 2011 rewrite of marijuana rules should be permanently voided.

April 15, 2014 8:41 pmLoading…
Judge won't shorten former Montana medical pot provider's probation

Judge won't shorten former Montana medical pot provider's probation

MISSOULA — A federal judge has rejected a former medical marijuana provider’s effort to cut short his sentence after serving a little more than a year on probation.

January 15, 2014 7:49 amLoading…
Medical marijuana activist Tom Daubert

Medical marijuana activist Tom Daubert

Medical marijuana activist Thomas Daubert received five years’ probation at his sentencing in U.S. District Court in Missoula.

January 04, 2014 9:28 amLoading…
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…
Former Billings man gets suspended sentence for pot delivery

Former Billings man gets suspended sentence for pot delivery

A former Billings man who admitted in June to receiving an out-of-state shipment of more than 2 pounds of marijuana in Billings for his medical marijuana business won't go to prison.

August 15, 2013 1:58 pmLoading…

Jason Washington says he was targeted for drug charges

The medical-marijuana businessman who was convicted last spring on federal charges of distributing and manufacturing marijuana says he was unfairly targeted because of his status as a former University of Montana football player and a successful African-American entrepreneur.

August 06, 2013 11:54 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…
Federal crackdown busts Montana's medical-marijuana industry

Federal crackdown busts Montana's medical-marijuana industry

HELENA — If American society's tolerance for marijuana is now growing, then what happened in Montana illustrates just what can happen when the government decides things have gone too far.

May 12, 2013 7:06 am Photos

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Jury: Jason Christ guilty of intimidation for threatening Missoula store

Jury: Jason Christ guilty of intimidation for threatening Missoula store

MISSOULA — One-time medical-marijuana entrepreneur Jason Christ was convicted Thursday of intimidation in connection with a 2010 telephone call in which he cursed Verizon employees and threatened to bomb their store.

April 19, 2013 7:26 amLoading…

Last 2 defendants sentenced in medical marijuana scheme

Two minor players in a Hardin-based medical-marijuana operation each got time-served sentences in U.S. District Court in Billings on Thursday.

February 28, 2013 4:30 pmLoading…

Former medical marijuana providers get federal prison

Two Hardin men will go to federal prison for their activities in Eastern Montana Cannabis, a Hardin-based medical marijuana operation that grew and distributed marijuana to people in the Hardin and Miles City communities.

February 21, 2013 5:55 pmLoading…

Miles City man gets probation in marijuana case

A Miles City man who set up a greenhouse for growing marijuana at a Hardin residence and got medical marijuana for his patients will spend three years on federal probation.

February 07, 2013 12:15 pmLoading…
Medical-marijuana grower gets 5 years in federal prison

Medical-marijuana grower gets 5 years in federal prison

MISSOULA — Calling certain mandatory minimum sentences “unfair and absurd,” a federal judge Friday sentenced medical marijuana grower Chris Williams to five years in prison — the least amount mandated for his federal gun conviction.

February 01, 2013 1:15 pmLoading…
Medical marijuana grower Williams to be sentenced despite new filing

Medical marijuana grower Williams to be sentenced despite new filing

MISSOULA - A last-minute flurry of activity surrounding the case of convicted medical marijuana grower Chris Williams did not halt Williams' scheduled sentencing in U.S. District Court in Missoula on Friday.

January 31, 2013 9:15 pmLoading…
Miles City pot felon sentenced for child porn

Miles City pot felon sentenced for child porn

A Miles City man serving a federal sentence for his role in large medical-marijuana prosecution said nothing as a judge ordered the maximum term in a child pornography case on Thursday.

January 31, 2013 2:15 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…

Roundup couple sentenced in marijuana-growing operation

A Roundup couple with expired medical-marijuana cards who claimed they were growing marijuana for the state’s medical-marijuana industry was sentenced this week in U.S. District Court in Billings.

January 18, 2013 1:20 pmLoading…

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