25 Jul

Marijuana Aid a Time for Friends & Challenges in the Bitterroot

More tickets were sold than bodies showed for Marijuana Aid 2012. Yet it was still a perfect occasion on a pristine Montana summer day and night. Ryan Creek Meadows is a spectacular music venue and the music for the event ...

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19 Jul

Patients for Reform, Not Repeal Press Conference Today, & Other News

Today, Patients for Reform, Not Repeal are rolling out their campaign. A press conference is scheduled for 11 a.m. at the Capitol. Signature gatherers are already on the streets. Make sure to sign and watch the news tonight for press ...

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15 Jul

Medical Cannabis Update For Probationers

Upon hearing from so many of you affected by SB 423’s ban on people on probation from participating in the state medical marijuana program, MTCIA contacted the Goetz Law Firm to request a document asserting that provision’s unconstitutionality. Many department ...

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14 Jul

MTCIA Hits the Road with Patients for Reform Not Repeal, & A Thanks to Kalispell

MTCIA board member Ed Docter took to the road this week with Rose Habib, petition coordinator for Patients for Reform Not Repeal. From Kalispell to Billings with stops in between, Rose trained more than a 150 captains on the specifics ...

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13 Jul

Important Information for Providers from the MTCIA

Many have asked the question: Does the paperwork I turned in to become a provider cover me legally to do business until my provider card arrives? According to the letter of the law, the answer is no. Caregivers no longer ...

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11 Jul

Training Update for Referendum to Stop SB 423

The referendum campaign is being directed by Patients for Reform, Not Repeal.  Rose Habib is coordinating the training effort. There are over 1000 people signed up to get the training to collect signatures. Training is happening in waves. Districts captains ...

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08 Jul

MTCIA Responds to (the latest) Rumor

We’ve heard a rumor. The MTCIA has changed course (flip-flopped is the word we’re hearing) and is now pushing for marijuana legalization. The truth: In Montana, medical marijuana is permitted for qualified patients. However, that right means nothing for qualified ...

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07 Jul

Billings City Council Brings Government Repression to the Local Level

 First we have the federal government repressing research on cannabis while patenting one of its active ingredients,  CBD. The feds continue to be very protective of their “ace the hole” – marijuana prohibition – to lock up nonviolent, ordinary citizens, ...

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02 Jul

SB423 and Patients on Probation

SB 423, our new medical marijuana law in Montana, prohibits individuals  under the supervision of the department of corrections from being registered cardholders. This was one of several onerous provisions of the bill that our lawsuit sought to have enjoined. ...

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01 Jul

MTCIA Still Working for Clarity Following Ruling

Urgent Update: Get your patients to fill out the form to make you a provider NOW. Updated 12:27 pm Need help understanding process to switch patients from you as “caregiver” to “provider”? MTCIA member Bob Cypers is willing to help: ...

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