Montana Cannabis Industry Association Launches Unified Defense Against SB 423

May 5, 2011 News

YOUR HELP IS NEEDED, TODAY!

We’ve got a short time frame to do it, but we must stop SB 423 from being implemented and destroying access to medical cannabis in Montana. The Montana Cannabis Industry Association (MCIA) will secure the services of attorney Jim Goetz of Bozeman who has experience with cannabis cases and experience winning a constitutional case in the United States Supreme Court. He’s a “big gun.” When Montanans see his name, they’ll know we are serious and we are hiring the best. MCIA talked to more than a dozen lawyers and Goetz was the name, over and over. Even attorneys who wanted the job themselves said Goetz was the man.

Hiring the best comes with a price. We must raise $50,000 by Friday morning. DONE! That’s what it takes for the best and that is the timeframe we’re working with. We can do this.

On behalf of caregivers and patients statewide, Goetz will deploy legal actions intended to first delay the new law’s implementation, and then strike it down in its entirety. The initial delay action will buy us time to collect signatures for the referendum to keep the law from being implemented. But we need your financial help immediately to make this happen.

There’s no time for hand wringing. A $250 contribution towards securing Goetz’s services also provides membership to the MCIA. But please give more if you can. The clock is ticking.

IT IS CRITICAL THAT WE WORK TOGETHER. PLEASE DISCOURAGE OTHERS FROM FILING LAWSUITS INDEPENDENTLY. THE FIRST CASE TO FILE BECOMES THE LEAD PLAINTIFF AND THE WRONG CASE WILL DESTROY OUR CHANCES OF SUCCESS. PLEASE CONTACT  US BEFORE FILING ANY LAWSUITS.

The attorney. The venue. The plaintiffs. Every detail contributes to our success or failure.  It’s critical that we consolidate our efforts into this case. We have strategy. We need an attorney that Montana judges know and respect so the court system understands that we are a group of professionals.

And that we’re not going away.

You recognize the need to invest in this effort to protect patients and the caregivers that serve them.  There is no time to waste. Contact us immediately with your pledge and send checks to:

Montana Cannabis Industry Association
PO Box 9085
Missoula, MT 59807