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 [...]
With apologies to Fraternity of Man, passing it over might be the best idea now. County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg issued a reminder yesterday that as of today, small amounts of marijuana no longer are reccommended as Missoula County’s lowest priority for prosecution.
As outlined in today’s Missoulian:
Under the new law, [...]
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 [...]
Michael Claude Urziceanu remained true to colorful form yesterday when he appeared in person, as requested, in Missoula County Justice Court.
Bonjour!” he greeted Missoula County Justice of the Peace Karen Orzech. “Ca va?”
And, immediately after inquiring how things were going, he asked – this time in English – “Where’s my attorney?”
Court hearings – especially initial appearances – are usually pretty dry. Not so yesterday in Missoula County Justice Court, when a couple of accused marijuana growers got into a spat about the plants in question. As the Missoulian’s Jamie Kelly tells it:
Andrew Allestad scarcely got a word out in court Monday afternoon [...]
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 [...]
We’re straying pretty far afield from Montana with this story, but given the continuing controversy here over medical marijuana, this story in the Philadelphia Daily News caught my eye.
Writer William Bender says that Philadelphia’s new district attorney, Seth Williams (in photo) gets it – and that Philly’s taxpayers are the beneficiaries:
At least, that’s how this Associated Press report describes the changes:
Lawmakers are beginning to determine the final details of a bill to overhaul Montana’s medical marijuana industry.
The overhaul would severely restrict the availability of the drug in the state and the changes legislators began adopting Monday would entirely remove payment [...]
It seems as though every week we write that a decision is due any minute on changes – if any – to Montana’s 2004 voter-approved medical marijuana law. But this week it’s really true – there are only eight days left in the 2001 Montana legislative session.
Here’s how the Associated Press [...]