On Dec. 7, 2016, District Judge James Reynolds ruled that a drafting error in Montana’s recently passed Initiative 182 cannot delay the medical marijuana initiative’s implementation, immediately striking down a three-patient limit that previously went into effect on Aug. 31, as reported by the Associated Press.
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Initiative 1-182 passed on election night, supposedly restoring the state’s medical marijuana program. But for Vietnam veteran and Butte resident Johnny Shipley, along with thousands of other patients, it is still completely cut off.
The passing of the initiative would reverse provisions of a bill passed by the Montana Legislature in 2011
While most states have relaxed restrictions on marijuana in recent years, Montana has gone backward. A relatively early adopter of medical marijuana in 2004, the state — which has a population of roughly 1 million people — once had 4,900 providers servicing nearly 30,000 patients.