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Medical marijuana sign.
Flickr user Laurie Avocado (CC-BY-2)

Medical marijuana advocates in Montana are running out of options to delay a state law that could shut down pot shops here in August. On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it won't hear an appeal from the Montana Cannabis Industry Association over the 2011 Montana Marijuana Act.

Katherine Hitt (CC-BY-ND-2.0)

Medical marijuana advocates say they’re confident a proposed initiative they support will qualify for November’s ballot.

A Montana Buds medical marijuana sign.
Corin Cates-Carney

Federal agents have raided one of Montana’s largest medical marijuana dispensaries. Drug Enforcement Administration agents descended on Montana Buds in the Bozeman area on Wednesday morning.

Medical marijuana sign.
Flickr user Laurie Avocado (CC-BY-2)

A ballot initiative announced today by medicinal marijuana advocates has the support of the Democratic Party’s candidate for Attorney General.

Montana Cannabis Industry Association’s Kate Cholewa announces the medical marijuana ballot initiative campaign at the state capitol, April 19, 2016.
Corin Cates-Carney

A group campaigning to reform Montana’s medical marijuana law is getting a late start in collecting the signatures needed to qualify their initiative for the November ballot. Advocates for medical marijuana in Montana have just over two months to collect more than 24,000 signatures needed to put I-182 on the 2016 ballot.

UM Hosts Indian Law Week

Apr 8, 2016

The University of Montana’s law school will look at the issue of cannabis in Indian country next week. It’s part of the school’s annual "Indian Law Week."

A Montana Buds medical marijuana sign.
Corin Cates-Carney

Medical marijuana patients and the businesses that serve them are waiting for the next legal turn after a court filing last Friday.

The former director of the state chemical dependency treatment center has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from his arrest at a Butte bar.

Montana Supreme Court Upholds Most Limits On Medical Marijuana

Feb 25, 2016
Montana Supreme Court Upholds Most Limits On Medical Marijuana
Flickr user Laurie Avocado

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court ruled Thursday that medical marijuana providers should be paid for their services, but it clamped down on commercial sales of the drug by limiting providers to no more than three patients each.

Daines: VA Doctors Should Be Able To Talk Pot

Jan 27, 2016
The first collections from Montana’s new medical marijuana tax are substantially greater than projections.
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Senator Steve Daines said today Montana veterans should be able to talk to VA doctors about anything they want, including whether to use medical marijuana.

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