New Montana medical marijuana law round the corner; uncertainty looms large

.

New Montana medical marijuana law round the corner; uncertainty looms large

With new Montana medical marijuana law round the corner July 1, uncertainty looms large over the medical marijuana industry, which apparently is clueless as to whether its businesses will be legal once the law comes into force.

Among the restrictions that the new law - which seemingly will replace Montana's 2004 voter-approved initiative which had legalized the medical use of marijuana – will bring on includes a stipulation that will require providers to give marijuana to their patients, instead of selling it, as is the case under the existing law.

In addition, the new law will also apparently allow patients to either grow their own pot in limited quantities or obtain it from caregivers - who will be able to grow for only three people apiece; marking a notable change from the provision for an unlimited number at present.

With over a whopping 30,000 people in Montana currently having medical marijuana cards, trade group Montana Cannabis Industry Association is seeking a temporary injunction against the law, claiming that it is unconstitutional.

However, as of now, “dispensary owners are in limbo-land” – as Tom Charlton, owner of M4U medical marijuana shop off North Reserve Street, put it -, with marijuana growers and providers not knowing whether to keep their plants and product in the hope that District Judge James Reynolds in Helena will strike down the new law, or to destroy them in case the judge gives the go-ahead to the law!


Latest News

Rise in Russian Arms Sales In spite of a Drop Globally
PetSmart Sells itself with an $8.3Billion Deal
Falling Oil Prices Result in a Drop in Stocks
Shares of Amaya Fall Due to Probe Conducted by Securities Regulators
Americans Consumers Display Confidence In the Market with Gain in Sales
It’s Time to Hurry Up to Enrol in the First Phase of Affordable Care Act Health
After Merger with Alliance Boots,	Walgreen CEO will Retire
Falling Fuel Prices Lift Airline Profits But No Respite in Fares Expected
Citigroup to Pay Likely $2.7B as Legal Charge
Michael Jeffries Retires as the CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch
Deutsche Bank in Trouble Again in the U.S. for Alleged Tax Scheme
Popular Demand Brings French Toast Crunch Back on the Shelves