Michael Moore’s story on the federal crackdown on medical marijuana is generating a lot of comment.
Turns out that inquiries by U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents extend to lawmakers who worked to reform Montana’s messy medical marijuana situation.
They included Missoula’s Diana Sands, who was not amused:
“So now, if you’re a [...]
I’d love to say that I was remarkably prescient when it comes to the ongoing outrage over the recent ATF letter stating that medical marijuana cardholders can’t buy guns and ammo – and that it’s illegal for gun dealers to sell to them.
But in Montana, that’s pretty much a no-brainer, as witnessed [...]
Let’s hope the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives wasn’t surprised by the reaction to its recent memo that it’s illegal for medical marijuana cardholders to buy firearms and ammunition and for dealers to sell the products to them.
Because that stuff doesn’t play in Montana, at least not among many [...]
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,: [...]
A conference this week sponsored by the Burton K. Wheeler Center in Helena focuses on the mess that is the present state of Montana’s medical marijuana law.
Even Bill Mercer, the former U.S. attorney for Montana and one of the panelists at the conference, called it a “tremendously challenging” situation.
Montana voters legalized [...]
Here’s a thought-provoking story from the Associated Press:
Federal prosecutors pursuing drug charges against Montana medical marijuana operators want to keep jurors from hearing any evidence at trial about the state’s medical pot law or whether the operators were complying with it.
U.S. Department of Justice attorneys have made motions in at [...]
There was so much news on the Cops and Courts front yesterday that we’re resorting to a roundup today.
Campus shooting was accidental: One University of Montana student was charged with misdemeanor negligent assault after accidentally shooting another in the hand. Today’s story looks at the shooting itself and the university’s response.
From the Associated Press this morning:
KALISPELL, Mont. – Two men behind a lawsuit that aimed to clarify state law on the transfer of medical marijuana between caregivers have pleaded no contest to felony criminal possession with intent to distribute.
Robin Ruiz and Lief Erickson were arrested Feb. 3 after officers [...]
The Missoulian got a note from a reader today who was upset because so many medical marijuana dispensaries are closed and he felt as though there should be more coverage of that fact. Guess he’s missed the near-daily stories about the ongoing wrangling over Montana’s medical marijuana law.
There were a couple of [...]
Montanans upset with the 2011 Legislature’s strict overhaul of the state’s 2004 voter initiative legalizing the medical use of marijuana are attacking the measure on three fronts.
One of those involves a petition to put the new law on the ballot in November. As the Missoulian’s Capitol Bureau Chief Chuck Johnson explains, that [...]