Author: David Brinegar

Medical Marijuana Licensing Rules Favor the Very Big and Very Small

February 5, 2018

Last week, rules in regards to the 2016 citizens initiative and the 2017 legislation, SB 333, were filed with the Secretary of State‚Äôs Office. The rules clearly need further development and it is our belief the department will continue to work on them. However, there are also serious issues with the rules which result in Read More »

January Panel Update

January 18, 2018 info News

This afternoon the MTCIA participated in a panel before the Children and Families Interim Committee. Legislative Services and DPHHS also gave presentations. DPHHS mentioned a few items that will be in the final rules (not a comprehensive report). They said the rules will be filed on January 30th. Some items they mentioned: – Random testing Read More »

Cole Memo Rescinding

January 5, 2018 info News

AG Jeff Sessions is rescinding the Cole memo. This has direct and immediate consequences for issues related to banking as the federal banking guidelines for cannabis businesses are based on the Cole memo. States with adult-use laws are now significantly more exposed to federal intervention as they are not covered by the Rorahbacher-Farr amendment. Medical Read More »

Regarding Montana Cannabis Industry Association

December 8, 2017

Ms. Goodhope, Thank you for your email on Dec. 7th, 2017, and the explanation with regard to your registering the Montana Cannabis Industry Association. The MTCIA has recently been exploring a change to our name as the result of the political atmosphere at the federal level, with the United States Attorney General clearly exhibiting a Read More »