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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…
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…

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…

Medical marijuana opponents accused of political stunt

A press conference to charge Attorney General Steve Bullock of botching medical marijuana ballot language quickly soured on pot opponents who found themselves accused of blowing smoke.

October 17, 2012 7:05 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…

Montana courts shouldn't spend time on medical marijuana, justice says

Montana’s courts shouldn’t spend any more time on state medical marijuana laws, a Montana Supreme Court justice says — again.

August 09, 2012 6:48 am Related Loading…
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…

Timeline of key medical marijuana dates in Montana

HELENA — It’s hard to keep track of what’s happening with the state and federal government’s efforts to regulate or control medical marijuana in the state.

May 28, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Supreme Court to hear medical marijuana appeals this week

Supreme Court to hear medical marijuana appeals this week

HELENA — The Montana Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Wednesday on separate appeals filed by a medical marijuana industry group and the state of Montana.

May 28, 2012 12:00 am Related Loading…

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…
Jason Christ fights 2011 medical pot law

Jason Christ fights 2011 medical pot law

HELENA -- Jason Christ, the Missoula businessman who signed up thousands of Montanans for medical marijuana cards through "cannabis caravans," has filed a lawsuit challenging the 2011 state law that makes it harder to get medical pot.

December 13, 2011 7:00 pm Related Loading…

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…
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…

Marijuana initiative qualifies for ballot

HELENA -- The secretary of state says that medical marijuana advocates have collected enough signatures to let voters decide whether they like the Legislature's new crackdown on the industry.

October 03, 2011 3:20 pmLoading…

Medical marijuana issue likely on ballot, eminent domain doubtful

HELENA — With signatures due at county courthouses Friday, it appears highly likely a proposed referendum on the more restrictive new state medical marijuana law will qualify for the November 2012 election, while one targeting a new eminent-domain law will fall far short.

September 28, 2011 6:50 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…

Medical marijuana users down, but illegal pot users may be up

HELENA — The number of medical marijuana cardholders continues to drop under a stricter, new state law, but an industry official said many ex-patients are turning instead to the illegal black market, a legislative committee heard Monday.

September 19, 2011 5:55 pmLoading…
Montana medical marijuana cardholders dropping

Montana medical marijuana cardholders dropping

HELENA - Lawmakers were told Monday that the number of medical marijuana users has continued to decline after the July implementation of a tougher new law, and that there are fewer providers after previous caregivers were stripped of their credentials.

September 19, 2011 10:24 amLoading…
Medical marijuana groups issue plea for money

Medical marijuana groups issue plea for money

HELENA — A medical marijuana advocacy group has made an urgent plea for money to pay its legal bills for challenging a new law and to help a separate committee cover its consulting fees for its signature-gathering referendum campaign.

August 21, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

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