Category Archives: Uncategorized

30 Jan
0

2016 Updates

Dear Members: MTCIA held a statewide meeting in Missoula on the 16th of January. The primary purpose of that meeting was to get acquainted with members in that area and to organize a chapter to provide better representation for those ...

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16 Dec
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MTCIA UPDATES

Dear Members: Much has been happening since our last post. On November 4, I attended the Montana Supreme Court hearing where our legal team presented oral arguments for keeping our injunctions in place on a permanent basis. The Supreme Court ...

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17 Sep
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SUPREME COURT DATE

Dear Members: The Montana Supreme Court has scheduled a court date on November 4, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. in the Courtroom of the Montana Supreme Court, Joseph P. Mazurek Justice Building, Helena, Montana. The purpose of the court date is to ...

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11 Aug
3

LEGAL BATTLE FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN MONTANA CONTINUES

Dear Members: As some of you are aware, we are still mired down in the legal battle to keep medical marijuana available for patients with debilitating illnesses in Montana. MTCIA has been at the forefront of this war since the ...

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04 Jun
6

CHOOSING A PATH FORWARD

Dear Members: Last evening, two very important board resolutions were passed by the MTCIA Board of Directors. The first Board Resolution stated, “MTCIA and it’s subordinate chapters shall support, fund and actively pursue a ballot referendum for a workable medical ...

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27 May
2

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES

Dear Members: There has been a renewed interest in organizational participation among MTCIA’s members since the legislature rejected our last-ditch effort toward fixing the convoluted marijuana law bestowed upon us in 2011. Several members are interested in establishing their own ...

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30 Apr
7

A NEW DIRECTION FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN MONTANA

Dear Members: Once again, the medical cannabis industry in Montana stands at a crossroad poised to take a new direction. Over the past three legislative sessions, our Republican lawmakers have demonstrated their unwillingness to work with the cannabis industry toward fixing any of the ...

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28 Mar
0

LEGISLATURE FAILS US AGAIN

Dear Members: For the third consecutive session, the Montana Legislature has killed the medical cannabis industry’s attempt at fixing the convoluted, schizophrenic marijuana law that was inflicted on us by the 2011 Legislature. SB 406, sponsored by State Senator Robyn Driscoll, D-Billings, ...

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06 Jan
4

STATEWIDE MEETING IN BOZEMAN

Dear Members: In view of the recent court ruling by District Court Judge James Reynolds, MTCIA is scheduling a statewide meeting in Bozeman on Tuesday, January 13, at the Holiday Inn, 5 Baxter Lane. The meeting agenda will include the following issues: ...

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04 Jan
2

COURT RULING vs LEGISLATIVE AGENDA

Dear Members: A court ruling by Judge Reynolds relative to our motions for summary judgment on several medical marijuana issues was issued on Friday, January 2. That ruling caused a tsunami of phone calls with more questions than I have answers at the moment. ...

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