Month: September 2012

Chris Williams Found Guilty On All Counts

September 27, 2012

Chris Williams was found guilty on all counts related to his work at a state-licensed medical marijuana caregiver organization, which was the subject of a federal raid in March of 2011. The verdict was reached by the jury shortly after 5:00 p.m. today and Mr. Williams was taken into custody by law enforcement officers. Chris Read More »

Federal Case on Chris Williams Now Before the Jury

September 27, 2012

The jury is currently deliberating the fate of Chris Williams, the single hold-out in the Montana Cannabis case being tried in Helena and the first medical marijuana defendant to go to trial in federal court in Montana. His attorney moved for a mistrial based on comments made by the prosecutor during closing arguments, but the Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: New Memo from U.S. Attorney Michael Cotter

September 25, 2012

Earlier today the Missoula Independent published a memo written by U.S. Attorney Michael Cotter to federal law enforcement officials in Montana. The memo discusses plant counts and weights in what appear to be threshold amounts as a basis for prosecution.  Please take a moment to read both the article and the memo. We encourage you Read More »

Appellees’ Petition for Rehearing

September 25, 2012

This is the petition for rehearing that was sent to the Clerk of the Montana Supreme Court yesterday: Appellees’ Petition for Rehearing

Message from Chris Lindsey on Chris Williams’ Trial

September 24, 2012

As many of you know, I was charged with several federal offenses related to work I did while at a company called Montana Cannabis. All of the original partners in Montana Cannabis have pled guilty to various federal charges related to medical marijuana activity except for Chris Williams, and his trial started today. I and Read More »

Vote AGAINST SB 423 Flyers

September 18, 2012 IR-124

We finally have some flyers available for volunteers to print out and distribute around your community.  This truly is a grassroots effort we are undertaking and your help will make a difference.  The flyer is available in color or B&W and full page or 4/page.  The links to each of the files are below.  We Read More »

DPHHS Orders Medical Marijuana Providers to Drop Approximately 5,400 Patients

September 18, 2012

(September 18, 2012 – Missoula) Following the Montana Supreme Court’s September 11 ruling overturning an injunction on parts of the current medical marijuana law, DPHHS is ordering a majority of the state’s providers to decide which patients they will cancel. The directive is intended to bring the providers into conformity with the current requirements of Read More »

Ballot Issue Radio Ad Features Sen. Larry Jent Acknowledging that SB 423 Was Intended as “Defacto Repeal” of Voter Intent for Medical Marijuana Patients

September 18, 2012

Check out this statement issued by Patients for Reform earlier today.  To hear the ad, go to (September 18, 2012 – Helena, MT) A radio ad airing statewide beginning today uses the voice of state Senator Larry Jent (D-Bozeman) to urge voters to reject Senate Bill 423, the new “repeal and destroy” medical marijuana Read More »

MTCIA Endorses Gary Marbut’s Candidacy for HD 99

September 14, 2012

NEWS RELEASE Montana Cannabis Industry Association Endorses Gary Marbut for HD 99 MISSOULA – The Montana Cannabis Industry Association (MTCIA) has endorsed Gary Marbut in his bid for the Montana Legislature in House District 99. The MTCIA is the statewide group which advocates for medical marijuana providers. Chris Lindsey, President MTCIA commented, “The MTCIA is Read More »

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