Senate Bill 423
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HELENA -- The number of medical marijuana cardholders in Montana continues to plummet while the number of legal marijuana providers is a fraction of its peak, as the industry faces an uncertain future here.
HELENA — State officials have given the go-ahead for backers to begin gathering signatures for a proposed 2012 ballot measure that's intended to protect voter-passed initiatives from later changes or repeal by the Legislature.
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.
Medical marijuana providers in Yellowstone County can no longer have storefronts and face location restrictions under a resolution adopted Tuesday.
Medical marijuana providers have filed a lawsuit against the city of Billings, seeking to overturn a July 1 emergency ordinance banning storefront operations.
HELENA — The status of medical marijuana in Montana remains somewhat unsettled, despite a Helena district judge's decision last month to temporarily block some more onerous restrictions of the 2011 state law.
The day after the Billings City Council adopted an emergency ordinance banning storefront sales of medical marijuana, city officials decided not to move too quickly to enforce the ban.
The Billings City Council adopted an emergency ordinance Tuesday night that bans the storefront sale of medical marijuana, effective on Wednesday.
The Billings City Council will have a special meeting Tuesday night to consider, for the third time, adoption of an emergency ordinance banning medical marijuana storefronts.
HELENA -- The state health department is still receiving applications, but has issued no new medical marijuana cards since May 13, the day before a tough new law took effect, officials said Tuesday.
HELENA — A state district judge in Helena on Friday temporarily ordered the state to not enforce a recently passed ban on all advertising of medical marijuana products, in response to a lawsuit attempting to strike down the entire new law that places restrictions on medical marijuana in Montana.
HELENA — The attorney for the Montana Cannabis Industry Association asked the attorney general's office Wednesday to stipulate that the state will not immediately enforce the ban on medical marijuana advertising in a bill expected to become law later this week.
HELENA — Medical marijuana advocates preparing to mount a signature-gathering effort to suspend a soon-to-enacted law restricting the industry won’t need to collect as many names as they initially believed.
HELENA — The new Montana Cannabis Industry Association said Monday that it raised $50,000 in five days to hire prominent attorney James Goetz of Bozeman to challenge the recently passed medical marijuana law if Gov. Brian Schweitzer lets it become law on Friday.
HELENA -- The new Montana Cannabis Industry Association is raising money to hire a top Montana lawyer, James Goetz of Bozeman, to file a lawsuit challenging the medical marijuana bill soon to become law without Gov. Brian Schweitzer's signature.
HELENA -- Medical marijuana advocates are launching a three-pronged strategy -- veto, sue and suspend -- to stop the recently passed bill that would impose far greater restrictions on the industry and make it harder for people to qualify for medical pot use.
HELENA — The Senate and House, by overwhelming margins Thursday night, voted to overhaul the state’s medical marijuana law and added some of Gov. Brian Schweitzer’s suggested changes, but balked at his major proposals.
Sen. Jeff Essmann, R-Billings, on Tuesday discusses his bill, Senate Bill 423, which would place heavy restrictions on medical marijuana in Montana.
HELENA — The Senate and House are one vote away from passing a bill that would repeal Montana’s medical marijuana law, make it much harder for people to legally use pot and squeeze all profits out of what has been a booming industry in the state.