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  1. US MT: Montana Drafts Medical Marijuana Regulations

    Kansas City Star, 19 Nov 2017 - The state health department has drafted proposed regulations for the medical marijuana industry, setting rules for quality testing, tracking and increasing fees. The Billings Gazette reports the Department of Public Health and Human Services plans a public hearing in Helena on Nov. 30.
  2. US MT: PUB LTE: Medical Marijuana Does Work, Support I-182

    Bozeman Daily Chronicle, 01 Nov 2016 - In 1999 while working as a researcher I was badly injured falling down a water fall. After surgery for my dislocated and broken shoulder I awoke to the tremendous burning pain of nerve damage. There was no relief for it. I tried every pain medication they gave me. All those pills did nothing to provide relief. All those pills made me so very ill. I was at the end of my rope. I couldn't live like this, no rest, no sleep. Pain. At the insistent urging of a friend I finally gave in and tried marijuana. I know I am alive today because I gave in and tried marijuana. It provided relief for the nerve pain. It helped me sleep. It saved my life.
  3. US MT: OPED: Don't Take Away Medicine From Sick and Dying

    The Billings Gazette, 02 Sep 2016 - The new restrictions on medical marijuana going into effect this week will be devastating for patients. I know first-hand because I am a medical marijuana patient and have been for the past 10 years. Medical marijuana allows me to effectively treat my medical condition in a safer way and without the complications associated with the pharmaceuticals I would otherwise need to use. I have an incurable disease, Arnold Chiari Malformation and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. These ailments typically would cause my brain to herniate into my spinal cord. I had my first brain surgery when I was 14 and have undergone multiple brain and spinal procedures that have saved my life but have also caused me severe pain.
  4. US MT: Justices Reject Appeal Over Medical Marijuana in Montana

    Bozeman Daily Chronicle, 28 Jun 2016 - HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it won't hear an appeal challenging a Montana law that limits medical marijuana providers to selling the drug to a maximum of three patients each, dealing a blow to advocates who are attempting to delay enforcement of the law. The nation's high court let stand a Montana Supreme Court ruling that upheld key provisions of a state law passed in 2011 that rolled back much of the 2004 voter-approved initiative legalizing medicinal marijuana. The state Supreme Court ordered those provisions to take effect Aug. 31, more than five years after the Montana Legislature passed the bill.
  5. US MT: Justices Reject Appeal Over Medical Marijuana in Montana

    The Daily Astorian, 27 Jun 2016 - Supreme Court Won't Hear an Appeal Challenging Montana Law That Limits Medical Marijuana Providers to Selling the Drug to Three Patients Each WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal challenging a Montana law that limits medical marijuana providers to selling the drug to a maximum of three patients each.
  6. US MT: OPED: A Responsible Medical Marijuana Program For

    Missoulian, 07 Jun 2016 - Someday you or someone you love may need safe, legal access to medical marijuana. You, or they, may have cancer, epilepsy, irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, or Crohn's disease, Parkinson's, breast cancer, a recent heart attack, or may be a veteran or emergency worker with post-traumatic stress disorder. In 2004, 64 percent of Montana voters passed a law creating a medical marijuana program, but access for patients seeking relief will soon disappear because of political nonsense in the 2011 Legislature. With these draconian, nonsensical laws, you and your loved ones aren't going to get what you need for pain, symptom relief or a cure. In my town, there is a courageous 33-year old mom of two who is fighting a battle with cancer. You might have seen her, bald, on TV or in a newspaper photo, asking you to sign the petition to get Initiative 182 on the ballot and vote for the measure come November. Medical marijuana makes her daily struggle with chemotherapy possible, and allows her some quality of life. I-182 will ensure patients like her have access to the medicine they need, while putting new sideboards and accountability in place.
  7. US MT: OPED: Let's Restore Montana's Medical Marijuana Law

    Montana Standard, 02 Jun 2016 - Someday you or someone you love may need safe, legal access to medical marijuana. You, or they, may have cancer, epilepsy, IBS, colitis, or Crohn's disease, Parkinson's, breast cancer, a recent heart attack, or may be a veteran or emergency worker with PTSD. In 2004, 64 percent of Montana voters passed a law creating a medical marijuana program. But access for patients seeking relief will soon disappear because of political nonsense in the 2011 Legislature. With these draconian, nonsensical laws, you and your loved ones aren't going to get what you need for pain, symptom relief, or a cure.
  8. US MT: Guard Accused of Smuggling Drugs into Montana State

    Bozeman Daily Chronicle, 20 May 2016 - HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana State Prison guard has been accused smuggling methamphetamine and marijuana into the prison in exchange for cash. A federal grand jury indicted Martin Reap on conspiracy, drug possession, drug distribution and bribery charges earlier this month. The case against him was unsealed on Thursday.
  9. US MT: Drug Agents Raid Four Corners Marijuana Dispensary

    Bozeman Daily Chronicle, 19 May 2016 - Federal agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency raided a Four Corners marijuana business on Wednesday. Agents were going in and out of Montana Buds at 160 Zoot Way for a good portion of the day, and there was crime scene tape strung in front of the business. The Montana Highway Patrol was also blocking Zoot Way between Huffine Lane and Lodgepole Lane.