Archive

30 Sep
5

MTCIA Thanks Congressional Delegation & Looks Forward to More Dialogue

The MTCIA would like to thank the Montana delegation for standing up for the 2nd amendment rights of the citizens of Montana who use medical marijuana. We greatly appreciate your recognizing and objecting to the trampling of Montanans’ and Americans’ ...

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26 Sep
76

MTCIA Shocked by Memo Suspending Gun Rights for Medical Cannabis Patients

(from Chris Lindsey) The MTCIA was shocked to receive a memo written by the Department of Justice addressed to individuals and companies who sell firearms.  The memo states in no uncertain terms that according to the Department of Justice, it ...

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25 Sep
6

MTCIA Reports on Wheeler Conference

  It was an interesting week for marijuana in Montana. It seems it finally penetrated the public conversation that SB 423 created a mess. At both the interim committee on Children, Families, Health and Human Services meeting and the Wheeler ...

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21 Sep
1

MTCIA Reports on Children and Families Interim Committee Meeting

On Monday, September 19, the Children and Families Interim Committee met and spent 45 minutes of the meeting on the medical marijuana program. The agenda included presentations by legislative staff, Sue O’Connell; Roy Kemp who administers the medical marijuana registry ...

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18 Sep
0

MTCIA Reminder of this Week’s Events

Tomorrow, Monday, September 19, the Children and Families Interim Committee meets at 9 a.m in room 137, at the Capitol in Helena. They will discuss the medical marijuana program from 9:05 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. Go here to watch or listen online. ...

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15 Sep
13

MTCIA Update on Fingerprint Requirement

SB423 includes no shortage of offensive requirements for medical marijuana program participants.  Of recent concern is the requirement that providers submit their fingerprints to the FBI and US Department of Justice and, in effect, risk self-incrimination despite the guarantees in ...

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13 Sep
13

Important Information from the MTCIA Regarding the Fingerprinting Requirement in SB 423

Many providers have received fingerprint kits in the mail. The new law requires that all providers submit fingerprints by Oct 1. But once again, poor crafting in the new law is resulting in procedural complications in some counties. Given that ...

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13 Sep
5

MTCIA Encourages Participation at Two Upcoming Conferences

Mark your calendars for two upcoming conferences. One takes place here in Montana and one in L.A. The Wheeler Conference takes place on Monday evening and Tuesday, September 19 and 20. The Burton K. Wheeler Center for Public Policy in ...

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10 Sep
4

MTCIA Dispels Rumor, Reminds Providers of Deadline, and Wishes a Happy Hempfest to All

Hempfest is happening today in Missoula at Cara Park under the bridge. MTCIA President Ed Docter will speak at 4 p.m. The MTCIA is sponsoring the after-party at the Top Hat at 10 pm. $5 at the door. Music by ...

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06 Sep
15

MTCIA Rundown on Legal Challenges to Medical Cannabis Laws & Enforcement in MT

(from Chris Lindsey) There are several cases underway that affect Montana’s medical Cannabis community.  The main case, the one run through Jim Goetz’s office, is being financed by the MTCIA.  Others are private actions in different parts of the state, ...

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