Montana Governor Passively Brings New Marijuana Bill into Law

.

Montana Governor Passively Brings New Marijuana Bill into Law

Governor of Montana Brian Schweitzer said he would let a law restricting the medical marijuana business in his state to become a law without his signature.

He said that even though he wasn’t happy about some parts of the bill that allowed for some of the state’s largest marijuana growing locations to be shut down, he preferred to have the new rules instead of the current system which he compared to “the wild, wild west”.

The state of Montana has had a hard time managing the medical marijuana business ever since voters approved it for their state in 2004 that allowed patients to have marijuana if their doctors wrote them a prescription for it. Since then, the number of people smoking pot has gone up to around 30,000 and the number of people dispensing the drug has gone up exponentially as well.

Under the new bill, patients will have to provide stronger proof for their illness in order to get a prescription for cannabis, and they would be allowed to either grow it for themselves or get it for free from a provider that grows for as many as three individuals.

He said that because the provision to grow your own marijuana may cut access to patients who need it, that law makers should keep this issue in mind the next time they meet.


Latest News

CPUC Votes Unanimously to Support a Revised Version of Electricity Pricing
It’s Quite Likely that Greek Bank Customers have to Bear More Financial Pain
JetBlue Starts Weekly Charter Flights to Havana from  New York
Californians Will Face Changes in Electricity Bill as PUC Gets Ready to Vote on
Increase in the Number of U.S. Oil Drilling Rigs Break the 29 Week Successive De
Though Employers Hire at Steady Rate Wages Remain Flat
Aetna Acquiring Medicare Insurer Humana for $37 Billion in Cash and Stock Combin
New Financial Worries Leave Greece Divided
Airlines Next on The Probe List of Justice Department’s Antitrust Division
Shutting Down the Wrong Engine Led to Crash of TransAsia Flight GE235 in Taiwan
Dominion’s Yorktown Oil Burning Unit to be Shut Down
Microsoft’s Monday Announcements; Agreement with AOL to Move Display Ads, Sells