Month: June 2011


June 30, 2011 News

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 to grow it themselves or find someone who will grow it for them for free. Read More »

The Petition is Ready – Now Hold Your Horses

June 30, 2011 News

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 few years back, the process of collecting signatures became a lot more complicated (28-page PDF). Read More »

The MTCIA Represents Access

June 28, 2011

 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 the group openly discusses the impact of the new law on Montana jobs also has Read More »

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

June 28, 2011 Events

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. Thanks to James Haney, Mort Ried, Kathleen Shannon, and Jude Mendonza for local organizing and Read More »

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

June 24, 2011 News

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 of a grow tent for auction. (MTCIA board member Ed Docter did a pretty hilarious Read More »

Final Day of Hearing on SB 423 Injunction

June 22, 2011 News

There’s what’s going on in the courtroom and there is also a lot of documents submitted to the judge from both sides that are part of the case. Reading material, you might say. I believe the judge will read them. All of it factors into Judge Reynolds’ opinion. The feeling in the air is that Read More »

Statewide Conference Call, Wednesday June 22 7:30

June 22, 2011 Events

Update: The call was great. You can listen to a replay until June 30th here.   Wednesday, June 22nd, MTCIA board members will host a statewide public conference call for all interested parties to talk about: – lawsuit reflections and anticipated results – referendum planning – fundraising (and spending) – etc To submit your questions Read More »

SB 423: Let the Law be on Trial, Not Us

June 16, 2011 News

Crazy assertions today in the Bozeman Chronicle, huh? Is this what public discourse has come to, just making things up and having reporters relay it to the community without question?  The article reported that crime has increased in 78 percent of the state’s jurisdictions since medical marijuana became legal in Montana.  A report published by Read More »

MTCIA thanks Kalispell and gears up for Court

June 13, 2011 Events

Thanks to everyone who turned out for the mixer/fundraiser in Kalispell on Saturday night. The team there –  Ian, Jimmy, Tara, Dani, and Roger – put together good food and good music for the evening. The band, Monkey and the Roast Beef Sandwich, will also be playing at the first ever Marijuana Aid: CANNAFEST DESTINY Read More »

MTCIA Mixer in Kalispell June 11

June 10, 2011 Events

On Saturday, June 11th, the MTCIA will hold another informational mixer and fundraiser for anyone interested in preserving the legal cannabis industry in Montana. Where: F.O.E. Kalispell 37 1st Street West Kalispell, MT 59901 When: Saturday, June 11, 7PM Meet your neighbors and hear the latest news about the referendum and the lawsuit. And bring Read More »

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