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12 May
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MTCIA Files Appeal to SCOTUS

On February 25, 2016, after five years of legal wrangling, the Montana Supreme Court ruled in favor of the State and allowed the 2011 law to go into near full effect, thereby, for all practical purposes, wiping out access to ...

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10 May
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11, 780 Signatures and Counting

I-182 is now at 11, 780 signatures and counting. We are 1/3 of the way to our goal. We exceeded our weekly goal by 439 signatures.  Thanks to all for stepping up, volunteering, and persevering in the effort to protect ...

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06 May
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Upcoming MTCIA Community Meetings

Friday, May 13 Bozeman 6:30 pm, Holiday inn on Baxter   Saturday, May 14, Great Falls 11 am, in the Columbus Center, 1602 2nd Avenue North   Saturday, May 14, Helena 4:30 pm, Elements Design and Consign, 1336 Helena Ave, ...

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03 May
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I-182 Update: Working Towards An Accountable, Responsible Medical Marijuana Law for Montana

Our goal for the week was 3,000 signatures for I-182 and again, the team surpassed it and collected 3,831 signatures. We now stand at 7,089 signatures collected. Field staff will be rounding up petitions, completing signature gatherer affidavits, and shipping ...

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02 May
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What Makes A Candidate “Good” on the Issue of Medical Marijuana Policy?

What makes candidates good on medical cannabis (marijuana) policy is not as simple as do they support medical access.  Of course, this simple question, do you support access to medical marijuana?, serves as the most foundational question, but does a ...

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28 Apr
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Protecting Access for Five Years – and into the Future

It was on April 28, five years ago, that SB 423 passed both chambers during the 2011 legislative session. It was legislation drawn up hastily in the final hours of the session, crafted with the goal of dismantling access to medical ...

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27 Apr
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I-182 Progressing, No Down Time

This week’s court decision was disturbing and we know concern and frustration continues to plague those who care about access to medical marijuana and creating more just policy in relation to cannabis. The signature campaign to put a new, responsible ...

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25 Apr
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MT Supreme Court Votes to Postpone Implementation of 2011 Medical Marijuana Law Only Until August 31, 2016

“This is devastating for cancer patients, seizure victims, people in hospice, and other Montanans and their families across the state,” said Kate Cholewa, spokesperson for the Montana Cannabis Industry Association (MTCIA). Today the Montana Supreme Court responded to the MTCIA’s ...

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23 Apr
1

I-182 Is On-Track

Three days of signature gathering and I-182 is on-track. 2500 signatures. The average signature gathering campaign has 35% of its signatures tossed out. Our approach – utilizing experience, training, and systems for quality control – historically result in only 18% of ...

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20 Apr
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420: A Fine Day to Protect Access

Happy 420 to all. Signature gathering has begun for I-182 to protect access to medical marijuana and create an accountable, responsible regulatory foundation for the system. Marine Corps veteran Taylin Lang and cancer patient Katie Mazurek did an outstanding job ...

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