Blog

11 Jul
1

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
29

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
6

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
20

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
13

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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30 Jun
0

CAREGIVERS, PROTECT YOURSELVES – GO TO DPHHS TOMORROW

Urgent Update: Get your patients to fill out the form to make you a provider NOW. The judge’s opinion regarding the injunction against SB 423 preserves the right for patients to obtain their cannabis from professional growers rather than having ...

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30 Jun
9

The Petition is Ready – Now Hold Your Horses

Originally from the Montana NORML blog: Great news: Montana’s Attorney General and Secretary of State have approved the petition to block SB-423 and refer it to a vote of the people in 2012. Signature gathering will not begin immediately. A ...

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28 Jun
15

The MTCIA Represents Access

 Some have expressed that they believe the word “industry” in this organization’s name doesn’t serve the cause. Some feel it makes it sound as though the group is all about business and money, rather than patients. Also, the fact that ...

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28 Jun
13

Billings MTCIA Event: Group Shares Food, Drink, as We All Wait

And now, there’s three days. What tension. We’ve been pulled pretty taut these last six months, yes? Yesterday, Ed Docter, Pat Pardis, and Kate Cholewa from the MTCIA board rolled into Billings for a fundraiser and Battle of the Bands. ...

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24 Jun
5

Thank You Missoula, Butte, & Now We Wait on Injunction

Many thanks go out to those who organized the Missoula MTCIA fundraiser. Special thanks to Rose Habib for on-the-ground organizing, and to Terry Betschart and Gabe McMurray for their donation of silent auction items. We also received the anonymous donation ...

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