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Montana Special Election: Rob Quist’s Marijuana Use is NORML

  One of the latest developments in the Montana Congressional special election is the news that Democratic candidate Rob Quist had previously consumed marijuana during the course of his life. Certain media outlets in the state have attempted to make

Voters Approve Montana Medical Marijuana Initiative

According to polling information, voters in Montana will approve Initiative 182, the Montana Medical Marijuana Initiative. The Associated Press currently has the measure leading 56 percent to 44 percent. “This decision restores the rights of patients and providers,” said NORML

Montana: Medical Cannabis Restoration Initiative Qualifies For November Ballot

Montana voters will decide this November on a statewide initiative to restore and expand elements of the state’s medical cannabis program. The Secretary of State’s office has affirmed that initiative proponents, Montana Citizens for I-182, submitted sufficient signatures from registered

Montana: Supreme Court Says Patients Possess No Fundamental Right To Cannabis

Members of the Montana Supreme Court ruled 6 to 1 on Tuesday that patients do not possess a fundamental right to access and consume cannabis for therapeutic purposes. The decision reverses a District Court ruling enjoining the state from enforcing

Montana Republicans and Democrats Latest to Adopt Marijuana Reform Measures Into Platforms

Not to be outdone by the Democrats, whose state parties in Washington, Colorado, North Carolina, Texas, and Iowa have all recently adopted pro-reform policies in their platforms, the Montana Republican Party has endorsed medical marijuana at their state convention held

NORML.ORG – Montana: Voters Will Decide In 2012 On Statewide Medical Cannabis Measure

Helena, MT: Montanans next November will decide whether to reinstate the provisions of the 2004 voter-approved medical marijuana initiative. The measure’s proponents, Patients for Reform–Not Repeal, gathered sufficient signatures from registered voters to place Initiative Referendum 124 (I-124) on the

Former Montana US Attorney: Medical Marijuana undermines “War on Drugs”

At the Wheeler Conference in Helena, Montana, former US Attorney for the state, William Mercer, serves as the perfect example of reefer madness tunnel vision. Sure, marijuana may be medical for six or seven really sick people, but it makes

NORML.ORG – Montana: Judge Halts Imposition Of New Restrictions On Medical Marijuana Doctors And Providers

Helena, MT: A District Judge on Thursday issued a temporary injunction barring the enforcement of several new, restrictive provisions in the state’s medical marijuana law. In May, Democrat Gov. Brian Schweitzer allowed Senate Bill 423 to become law without his

Montana stops issuing medical marijuana cards

(Flathead Beacon) HELENA – The state Department of Health and Human Services says it has stopped issuing new medical marijuana cards. Spokesman Jon Ebelt says his agency is complying with a new medical marijuana law that required the department to

NORML.ORG – Montana: Restrictive Medical Marijuana Revisions Become Law

Helena, MT: Legislation amending the state’s six-year-old, voter-approved medical marijuana program became law on Saturday without the signature of Democrat Gov. Brian Schweitzer. Senate Bill 423 intends to reduce total number of state-qualified medical cannabis patients from an estimated 30,000

NORML.ORG – Montana: Governor Intends To Allow Medical Marijuana Amendments To Become Law

Helena, MT: Democrat Gov. Brian Schweitzer announced Friday that he intends to allow Senate Bill 423 to become law absent his signature. The measure repeals the state’s six-year-old, voter-approved marijuana law on July 1, 2011 and replaces it with new

NORML.ORG – Montana: Governor To Decide Measure To Severely Restrict State’s Six-Year-Old Medical Marijuana Law

Helena, MT: Lawmakers this week approved legislation, Senate Bill 423, which seeks to restrict the number of patients who may qualify to use medical cannabis legally under state’s voter-approved law. The proposal would require the Board of Medical Examiners to

Gov. Schweitzer vetoes medical marijuana repeal bill in Montana

Today, over 30,000 Montanans have been protected from criminal prosecution by Gov. Brian Schweitzer! Gov. Brian Schweitzer has vetoed a Republican bill that would have repealed the state’s voter-approved medical marijuana law. Schweitzer vetoed the bill Wednesday along with several

Montana Senate resuscitates medical marijuana repeal bill 29-21

(NBC Montana) HELENA, Mont. — Senators endorsed a bill repealing medical marijuana shortly after 6 p.m. Thursday by a vote of 29-21. It needs one more, mostly procedural, vote to clear the chamber. The Senate began arguing the repeal after

NORML.ORG – Medical Marijuana Repeal Efforts Stall In New Mexico, Montana

Santa Fe, NM: A New Mexico lawmaker has withdrawn legislation that sought to repeal the state’s four-year-old medical marijuana law. Newly elected Republican Gov. Susana Martinez said that she would have signed the measure, House Bill 593, had it reached

NORML.ORG – Montana: House Lawmakers Pass Medical Marijuana Repeal Measure

Helena, MT: Members of the Montana House of Representatives voted 63-to-37 Thursday in favor of House Bill 161, which seeks to repeal the state’s six-year-old medical cannabis law. The measure now goes to the Senate. Montana’s medical marijuana law was