Pages tagged "Montana"

If you want to break federal law, it’s better to be a banker than a medical marijuana provider

| March 04, 2013 |

      According to Matt Taibbi, in his latest Rolling Stone exposé on the banking and financial industry “Too Big to Jail,” HSBC “helped to wash hundreds of millions of dollars for drug mobs, including Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel,” and also “moved...

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Voters in Arkansas, Massachusetts, and Montana to Decide on Safe Access

| October 31, 2012 |

On Election Day this year, voters may bring about the 18th and 19th medical cannabis states and preserve safe access in an existing medical cannabis state. Arkansas' Issue 5 and Massachusetts's' Question 3 would bring about a regulated medical cannabis...

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Marijuana Prohibition Turns 75, Feds Continue Attacks on Medical Marijuana

| October 01, 2012 |

          Today is the 75th anniversary of marijuana prohibition in the U.S. and, as a society, we’re no better off for it. In fact, many would argue that we’re far worse off with prohibition than if at any point we had...

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Montana Supreme Court upholds a terrible law, but voters have final word

| September 20, 2012 |

The Montana Supreme Court issued a ruling last week in the Montana Cannabis Industry Association's lawsuit against the State of Montana. The Supreme Court reversed a lower court's injunction against provisions of the state's medical marijuana law, known as SB423,...

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Attorney General Holder Says One Thing While His U.S. Attorneys Do Another

| December 09, 2011 |

     Yesterday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder answered questions before the House Judiciary Committee on his Justice Department’s handling of the now-famous federal ATF operation, “Fast and Furious.” During the hearing, Rep. Polis (D-CO) asked a series of questions on medical...

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ATF is Latest in Long Line of Federal Agencies to Bully Medical Marijuana Patients

| October 05, 2011 |

      Two weeks ago, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), under the Obama Justice Department, issued a memorandum instructing firearms dealers not to sell to lawful medical marijuana patients. The ATF memo -- an affront to patients’...

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MT Patient Advocates Put Repeal of Medical Marijuana Restrictions on Ballot for 2012

| October 05, 2011 |

Patient advocates in Montana, including members of Americans for Safe Access, were successful this week in gathering enough signatures to overturn SB423, an extremely restrictive medical cannabis bill that took away many of the patients’ rights enshrined in Initiative 148,...

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3 More Indictments in Federal Campaign Against Medical Marijuana

| June 24, 2011 |

       The federal government indicted three people yesterday in Montana, continuing its campaign to undermine medical marijuana laws across the country. The indictment against Jason Burns, Joshua Schultz, and Jesse Leland who were providing medical marijuana to state-qualified patients in Montana,...

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MT Governor vetoes repeal, but the fight continues

| April 14, 2011 |

 [caption id="attachment_1391" align="alignnone" width="275" caption="Governor Schweitzer "][/caption]Medical cannabis patients in Montana scored a victory yesterday, when Governor Schweitzer vetoed a bill that would have repealed that state’s seven-year old medical cannabis law, but there is little time to celebrate. The...

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Stop the Raids!

| March 16, 2011 |

UPDATE: Patients Speak Up in Montana.Americans for Safe Access (ASA) is calling on medical cannabis patients and advocates to speak up in opposition to paramilitary-style raids on medical cannabis patients, growers, and providers in Montana and California this week. The...

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