Montana Medical Marijuana News:

October 24, 2012

Another Setback for Montana Medical Marijuana Industry, Dispensaries as Court Denies Request

The medical cannabis industry in Montana - already on the verge of collapse - suffered yet another setback this week when the state Supreme Court declined to revisit its recent [click to continue...]

September 27, 2012

How Key Medical Marijuana Measures, Cannabis Legalization Initiatives Are Faring Ahead of Election

November could be a huge month for medical marijuana, with voters in two states set to weigh in on MMJ legalization and those in another considering tough new restrictions on [click to continue...]

September 26, 2012

Montana Medical Cannabis Industry Hopeful Despite Solid Voter Support for MMJ Restrictions

At first glance, a poll released last week about strict new regulations on Montana's medical marijuana industry seems highly discouraging for the MMJ community. Roughly 44% of registered voters in [click to continue...]

September 12, 2012

Montana Medical Marijuana Industry Turns to Nov. Election After Supreme Court’s MMJ Ruling

The medical cannabis community in Montana is scrambling to assess the damage from a state Supreme Court ruling that could allow tighter restrictions on the marijuana industry to take hold. [click to continue...]

September 7, 2012

Montana Medical Marijuana Patient Numbers Flat, Registry Still Far From 2011 Peak

The number of patients in Montana with medical marijuana cards rose by just five last month as tighter regulations enacted in 2011 continued to put a damper on the MMJ [click to continue...]

March 1, 2012

Montana Cannabis Industry Slip-Sliding Away as Marijuana Businesses, Patient Numbers Dip Again

The rapid erosion of Montana's medical marijuana industry has continued into the new year, with the number of registered cannabis patients tumbling another 11% in January from the previous month. [click to continue...]

February 21, 2012

Cannabis Caregivers Caught Up in Montana Medical Marijuana Raids Receive Jail Time, Fines

The federal government caused quite a stir last year when it launched a coordinated attack on medical cannabis dispensaries and related businesses in the western U.S., conducting a series of [click to continue...]

January 3, 2012

Montana’s Medical Cannabis Industry Shrivelling After Rapid, Uncontrolled Growth

Yet another state with medical pot laws on the books is seeing its MMJ sector shrivel as the entire industry grapples with a federal crackdown, damaging court rulings, falling registered [click to continue...]

November 28, 2011

Weekly Wrapup: Record Support for Medical Pot, MA Moves Forward While CO Town Backtracks

Although most of us skipped out early last week to celebrate Thanksgiving, the medical marijuana world still generated plenty of meaty news ahead of the holiday. First, the good: A [click to continue...]

November 22, 2011

Pot Dispensaries Not the Only MMJ Businesses Ensnarled in Recent Raids

Much of the media coverage surrounding the recent raids in Washington State and Montana focused on how federal agents targeted medical marijuana dispensaries, as they are the most visible part [click to continue...]

November 3, 2011

Poll: Montana Voters Back State’s Strict New Pot Regulations

The lion's share of Montana residents support new laws meant to rein in the state's medical marijuana industry, according to a poll released this week. More than 60 percent of [click to continue...]

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Black Market Marijuana Dealer Targets Rec Store’s Customers

Although recreational marijuana proponents often argue that legalizing and taxing cannabis will help undercut illegal [click to continue...]

Colorado Banking Co-Op Program Stalls

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An attempt to ease the lack of banking services for Colorado's cannabis industry may prove [click to continue...]

Lawsuit Filed Over Florida MMJ Lottery Plan

Should states rely on chance to decide who gets to produce medical cannabis? A Florida [click to continue...]

Legalization Bill on Tap in New York

A Democratic state senator in New York is planning to introduce a bill next year [click to continue...]

IL Lawmaker Defends Secrecy-Shrouded Application Process

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Illinois is keeping information about applicants for medical marijuana business permits completely confidential, ostensibly to [click to continue...]

Florida MMJ Opponents Buy $1.6M in TV Ads

Opponents of the push to legalize medical marijuana in Florida recently announced a $1.6 million [click to continue...]

Politicians Openly Discuss Marijuana Issues

As the 2014 election approaches, politicians are increasingly comfortable addressing marijuana issues as part of [click to continue...]

Oregon Cities Levy Taxes in Hopes of Rec Law Passage

News about medical marijuana, pot shops and cannabis in Oregon

For many voters, a key selling point of recreational cannabis legalization is the possible tax [click to continue...]

Cannabis Industry to Impact Energy Needs of Northwest Region

A 20-year power plan covering the northeast United States is taking into account the sizable [click to continue...]

Illinois MMJ Applicants Scramble for Local Support

As the deadline approaches to submit applications for dispensary and cultivation permits in Illinois, many [click to continue...]

Latest Rec Sales Data: $7M in Washington, $30M in Colorado

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Colorado and Washington have released updated tax data associated with their respective marijuana programs. In [click to continue...]

Chile Latest Country to Make Cannabis Progress

Chile has joined a growing list of countries moving toward legalization of medical or recreational [click to continue...]

New Poll Bolsters Rec Law Efforts

A recent poll spearheaded by NBC News and Marist shows continued support among Colorado residents [click to continue...]

Report: Notable Cannabis Opponents Have Ties to Big Pharma

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Several academics and researchers who oppose cannabis have worked with pharmaceutical companies that could take [click to continue...]