By Rob Kampia | Published in The Huffington Post The marijuana policy reform movement reached a significant milestone this month when Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn (D) signed a bill legalizing medical marijuana in the nation’s fifth-largest state. With medical marijuana officially on the books in Illinois — as well as in New Hampshire, where a similar bill
By Daniel Person | Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle Gov. Brian Schweitzer will allow a major overhaul of Montana’s medical marijuana act to become law, the governor told the Chronicle editorial board this afternoon. Schweitzer was highly critical of the reform bill, which will allow caregivers to serve no more than three patients and bar
By Hiedi Handford I must say – I am simply stunned by what has transpired within Montana over the past 3.5 months. STUNNED. We – I speak for medical cannabis folks – MANY across our great state whom I have personally met – walked into this session with the spirit of working together to build
By William Reid | Published in the Billings Gazette Today is a very sad day. As a medical marijuana caregiver, it is always sad to read in the obituaries that one of your patients has died from the debilitating effects of cancer. I watched her struggle with her disease for the better part of a year.
Montana Representative Ellie Boldman Hill (D) defends medical marijuana patients and illustrates the unanticipated needs a medical patient experiences daily. Meanwhile, her Chair on Montana’s Executive Action Committee while debating SB423 Rep. David Howard, explains all he learned about marijuana is that it is ‘like arsenic’ and ‘a scourge’ because it is a Schedule I
HELENA – The Senate voted 29-21 on Thursday to repeal Montana’s medical marijuana law after an emotionally charged debate marked by angry political finger-pointing by senators from both sides.
After debating for more than an hour, the Senate finally gave preliminary approval to House Bill 161, by Speaker Mike Milburn, R-Cascade, to repeal the state’s controversial medical marijuana law on July 1. The Senate will take a final vote on the bill Friday.
By Tracy Breton | Published in The Providence Journal Fifteen states plus the District of Columbia have legalized medicinal marijuana: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. But the laws allowing it in three of those locations Arizona, New Jersey and the District of
Published in OCNorml The U.S. Attorney for Montana says recent raids by federal and local authorities on medical pot businesses does not mean the Obama administration has abandoned its policy of leaving legitimate medical marijuana patients and providers alone. The Montana Standard reports that Mike Cotter made the comments last Friday in Butte to a
By Steve Fetveit | Published in NBCMontana.com It should have been an easy assignment. Who’s backing whom in the medical marijuana wars in the Montana State Capitol. If you want to know who’s pulling the strings in politics, you follow the money. It’s easy enough in Montana. State law requires candidates, lobbyists and advocate groups