Monthly Archives: April 2012

April 2012

Important News for Cardholders

As you may already know, DPHHS is changing its fees for registrations and renewals.  Both new applications and renewals will change to $75 effect on June 1, 2012.  For the nitty-gritty details, the state has posted a .pdf file here.  We thought we would give you some other pointers to make sure things go smoothly with your applications: If you send in your payment and it is received before May 31, you will get the old rate.  After that, you will [...]

By |April 27, 2012|Uncategorized|

Patient Seminars Scheduled for May

Montana’s medical marijuana law was designed to drastically reduce the number of medical marijuana providers in the state.  In 2010, there was 1 caregiver for every 6 patients.  Today, that ratio is 1 to 47, and over 45% of the remaining patients have no provider at all according to the Department of Public Health and Human Services.  Because caregivers often assist patients with news and information, today there are few ways for cardholders to learn about the program or current legal [...]

By |April 25, 2012|Uncategorized|

MTCIA Comments on Recent Federal Indictments

The most recent round of federal indictments stemmed from the March 2011 raids of Big Sky Patient Care, Montana Cannabis, and MCM as well as the May 2011 raid of Sleeping Giant Caregivers.  This news was a grim reminder of the inherent risks of doing business in this industry as well as the ongoing conflict between state and federal laws.  These indictments carried your typical charges of conspiracy to manufacture marijuana, the manufacture and distribution of marijuana, and possession with intent [...]

By |April 12, 2012|Uncategorized|

The State of Montana’s Reply and Response Brief

The following link is to the combined reply and response brief filed by the State of Montana in regards to their appeal on the temporary injunction.  It will give you an idea of what the State will present during oral arguments with the Montana Supreme Court on April 30. State's Combined Reply and Response Brief UPDATE: Oral arguments have been rescheduled for May 30 in Helena. 

By |April 5, 2012|Lawsuit, Uncategorized|

Landlords: The Latest Victim in the War on Drugs

On April 19, Jonathan Janetski will learn how long he will be spending in federal prison.  He is looking at 30 to 36 months behind bars.  Janetski’s tenants were among the medical marijuana providers that were raided in March 2011.  It appears that the federal government is making good on their threat to go after those peripheral, but not directly involved in the medical marijuana industry. According to media reports, we know that Jenetski knew his tenants were medical marijuana providers [...]

By |April 5, 2012|Uncategorized|

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