Author: Gregory Z

MTCIA Statement on Governor’s Proposed 6% Tax of Medical Cannabis

November 29, 2016

First, we recognize that the Governor’s budget never ends exactly how it starts. There’s a long road ahead and it might be premature to react. That said, medications are not taxed in Montana so objections to singling out cannabis for taxation make sense. The average patient spending $200 per month would be looking at a Read More »

Giving Thanks this Holiday & A Salute to the Past

November 25, 2016

Designed as a trade association, the MTCIA has been an important tool for getting things done in Montana. The organizational structure was already there in place, if not active, when the crisis of SB 423 happened in 2011. Founder Nathan Pierce could see the crisis for what it was and though the organization was “his Read More »

MTCIA Files to Eliminate 3-Patient Limit Immediately

November 23, 2016

Today, Montana Cannabis Industry Association (MTCIA) attorney, Jim Goetz, filed in Montana First Judicial District Court for a declaratory injunction and an alternative writ of mandamus requesting that the Court direct the Montana Department of Health and Human Services to begin the immediate processing and issuing medical marijuana patient cards. The inadvertent transposition of the Read More »

Before They Start Reporting the Results Tonight

November 9, 2016

The MTCIA would like to extend their appreciation to all the patients willing to share their lives and private challenges in order to help thousands of their fellow Montanans. We thank the providers and others who stepped up to assure the effort to protect medical marijuana access was undertaken professionally and with the tools necessary Read More »

I-182 and Polls

October 22, 2016

How do you know the Mason-Dixon poll question on the medical marijuana initiative, I-182, is a politically-driven push poll, and how does the polling change when you use the actual ballot language rather than the mischaracterizing rhetoric? Here’s how the Billings Gazette reported the poll question was framed: “This ballot measure would allow wide use Read More »

Have You Seen the Ad for I-182?

October 15, 2016

Katie Mazurek is doing so much to help the thousands of people in Montana who use medical cannabis to treat their debilitating illness and the symptoms that often accommodate chronic illnesses. Don’t let her work for so many be in vain. Don’t forget to vote for I-182 to re-establish access to medical marijuana for physician-referred Read More »

Statewide Meeting October 8

October 3, 2016

There will be a statewide MTCIA sponsored meeting on Saturday, October 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Best Western/Gran Tree in Bozeman. Members of the board of the MTCIA and of the I-182 steering committee will be in attendance.  Patients welcome.

Support I-I82. Restore and Regulate Medical Marijuana in Montana

September 14, 2016

The MTCIA is a supporter of the campaign for I-182 to re-establish medical marijuana access in Montana and create a responsible, accountable system for providing medical marijuana to physician-referred patients. All donations to I-182 go directly to the campaign for I-182. These donations are not donations to the MTCIA. The MTCIA is a contributor to Read More »

The Shutdown

August 29, 2016

Thousands of patients are about to lose access to a plant-based medicine that eases their pain enough to function; stops their seizures; allows them to sleep; allows them to eat; and more. This is the result of the 2011 legislation, SB 423, a five year old reactionary, punitive, back door repeal of access to medical Read More »

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