For awhile there, it seemed that Montana medical marijuana entrepeneur Jason Christ was putting himself in the public eye at every opportunity, smoking his medical marijuana on the Capitol lawn and staging traveling “cannabis caravans” that signed up hundreds of people for “green” cards at every stop.
As we report in today’s Missoulian,: [...]
The 2011 Legislature may be over, but a bunch of bills await action. Gov. Brian Schweitzer took care of one of them Saturday when he signed a bill creating a statewide “24-7″ program to fight drunken driving. Matt Gouras of the Associated Press has this one:
The program requires repeat DUI offenders [...]
So, two titans of Montana’s medical marijuana industry – at least, that’s how they portray themselves – are going at it in court. Jason Christ is suing Rick Rosio, accusing Rosio among other things of hosting a clinic that he says provided slapdash medical advice – the same criticism often lobbed at Christ’s [...]
That’s the basis for Jason Christ’s arrest late Wednesday afternoon:
Medical marijuana entrepreneur Jason Christ was arrested Wednesday for allegedly traveling to Arizona in violation of a court order that he stay within Montana while awaiting trial on intimidation charges.
Shortly before 5 p.m., Missoula police officers handcuffed Christ at his Front Street [...]
Weekends are usually slow times on the Cops and Courts beat, but there are some interesting stories out there today:
In Billings, an investigation into a man shocked repeatedly with a stun gun is nearing completion. As the Associated Press reminds us:
“Police shot the 31-year-old [Ryan Michael] Bain with a [...]
“The exclusive use of teleconference methods to certify individuals does not meet this level of standard of care.” The Montana Board of Medical Examiners
“The Board’s position does not equate to law.” Montana Caregivers Network newsletter
Thus continues the standoff between the Montana Caregivers Network, run by Missoula’s Jason Christ, and the state [...]
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Medical marijuana proponent Jason Christ, allegedly mouthing off to a Verizon employee about his service. Read the story and see the unexpurgated complaint on Missoulian.com.
(Image from “A Christmas Story” at [...]
“I’m surprised it took so long.”
Missoula medical marijuana provider Jason Christ (above, in Michael Gallacher photo) to the Missoulian, about the search warrant executed Thursday at his Montana Caregivers Network
“I’ve been to jail a couple of times. I don’t know who hasn’t.”
Montana Caregivers Network founder Jason Christ
Missoula businessman Jason Christ inhales vaporized marijuana from a bag at his Missoula office Friday. In Montana’s competitive medical marijuana industry, Christ has become one of the main players. Photo by MICHAEL GALLACHER/Missoulian
A pair of stories in Sunday’s Missoulian provide a deeper look at Jason Christ, known mainly for his outspoken [...]