It was a tough few days on the Cops and Courts beat last week.
The details in the caes involving story about the discovery of a young mother’s body after she’d lain beside her baby for hours were just heartbreaking:
A young woman found dead in a Paxson Street apartment appeared to have [...]
Here’s the Associated Press version. Watch Missoulian.com for an expanded story:
HELENA – The House Monday gave final approval to the repeal of Montana’s medical marijuana law and sent it to the Senate.
On a final House vote, House Bill 161, by Speaker Mike Milburn, R-Cascade passed 62-37.
It now moves to the [...]
Here’s a really interesting story out of Helena detailing a surprise approach to the medical marijuana situation in Montana.
Republican Sen. Dave Lewis of Helena floated a new bill that would impose fees on medical marijuana businesses and distribute $1 million of the proceeds to local governments and $3 million to services for [...]
“Today, we’re not talking about medical marijuana. We’re talking about marijuana. It has gotten so far out of hand. We’re talking about a totally uncontrolled epidemic by the drug trade industry. It’s starting to undermine the very fabric of our state that we so greatly cherish.”
Montana House Speaker Mike Milburn, R-Cascade, [...]
OK, I made that first part up.
Chuck Johnson of the Missoulian’s State Bureau, has this update on the actual news about the medical marijuana law:
HELENA – By a 63-37 margin, the Montana House voted Thursday to repeal the voter-passed 2004 law that legalized the use of marijuana for medical purposes. [...]