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 to pay particular attention to the comments by Diane Sands, which are quoted in the news story.
It is tempting to read this memo as a license to grow or sell a given amount of marijuana without repercussions, but we caution all providers to be sure to remember that any amount of activity as a provider is still considered illegal by the Federal government, and of course state law still applies. Let’s be careful out there everyone!