Month: November 2012

Hearing Rescheduled – Temporary Restraining Order Extended

November 13, 2012

Our attorney received word from the court that our hearing on a new injunction has been rescheduled for December 13, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Temporary Restraining Order has been extended to that date as well. This means that we are still in exactly the same position, legally, as we have been Read More »

Word on Extending Temporary Restraining Order Expected Today

November 13, 2012

As most of you know, the hearing originally scheduled on the restraining order has been vacated and will be scheduled late this month or in December.  Obviously, we want to insure that the Temporary Restraining Order will be extended until that date.  Due to Veterans Day yesterday, the courts in Montana were closed. I spoke Read More »

MTCIA Case Hearing on New Injunction Rescheduled by Court

November 9, 2012

I just spoke with the Goetz Law Firm and they have been informed that the date for our hearing is changing. The judge had a conflict and could not hold the hearing as originally scheduled. Jim Goetz, the MTCIA attorney, has responded that the only way we will agree to a change in the schedule Read More »

Conference Call Thursday Night

November 7, 2012

We will have a conference call at 7pm Thursday night for a post-election debriefing as well as to discuss the next steps with the lawsuit. Chris is currently on the road to the National Marijuana Business Conference in Denver or we would have scheduled it tonight. Same number and code as usual. Number: 559-726-1000 Access Read More »

Patients for Reform Calls It

November 6, 2012

The following press release was just issued by Patients for Reform: Bob Brigham, campaign manager for the No on IR-124 campaign, issued the following statement upon the apparent adoption of SB 423: “With IR-124, the politicians won and patients lost,” Brigham said. “Montanans are clearly sick and tired of debating medical marijuana, when the conversation Read More »

Early Results In – Still Too Early to Call

November 6, 2012

Some preliminary voting results on IR-124 have been posted on the Secretary of State’s website, but as of 9:00 p.m., the numbers are still too partial to tell us the direction of the vote. Stay tuned, and I will post a follow up as more information comes in.

Election Day Status Report from Patients for Reform

November 6, 2012

Patients for Reform just sent out the following message on the status so far today: With the polls closing in six hours, we wanted to give you an update on what we’re hearing from our volunteers across Montana. * Turnout has been brisk, but the lines haven’t been that long. However, if past elections are Read More »

Tools and Information You Can Use on Election Day

November 5, 2012

The journey that began in 2004 — when 62% of Montana voters allowed patients safe access to medical marijuana — continues tomorrow at a polling place near you. Tonight offers one last, great chance for you to connect with friends and family to urge them to reject SB 423 by voting NO on IR-124. One Read More »

Dirty Tricks to Suppress No Vote on SB423 in Billings

November 5, 2012

Opponents to a no vote on IR-124 resorted to dirty tricks in Billings last night. Dozens of campaign signs in and around the Heights in Billings were removed yesterday. In many instances, the thieves had to trespass onto private property to steal the signs. The only purpose in doing so is to suppress votes opposed Read More »

What Does the Recent Mason-Dixon Poll Mean for Support for Repeal of SB423?

November 5, 2012

Absolutely nothing. Many have seen recent poll results published by a right-wing polling company called Mason-Dixon Polling & Research Inc., based out of Washington, D.C.  Several Lee Enterprises newspapers in Montana recently published poll results that suggest we are behind in our race to repeal SB423. Mason Dixon is a nearly useless pollster, and provides misinformation Read More »

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