A cannabis conference at the state Capitol on Friday will help patients and providers navigate Montana’s medical marijuana laws.
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Montana will send notices to remind medical marijuana providers to pay taxes after less than half of the providers that paid taxes last fall paid again.
The state health department released a pack of proposed rules for the medical marijuana industry, which will be the subject of a public hearing this month.
It looks like the enhanced legalization of medical marijuana in Montana will boost the Treasure State’s coffers this year, with sales increasing the amount of money in Montana’s general fund.
Montana medical cannabis providers have until Oct. 15, 2017, to file and pay their taxes for sales made in July, August and September. This represents the first time the state’s Department of Revenue has collected taxes on medical cannabis sales.
As June comes to a close, employees of the Montana medical marijuana program are busy preparing for the changes that will go into effect by the end of the week.
A tax on medical marijuana is now on it’s way to the Montana’s Governor Bullock’s desk after passing out of the House Tuesday morning.
Funding proposals for the Montana’s medical marijuana program have moved away from a tax and toward a fee structure as groups continue to debate how money will move within the system. It’s part of Senate Bill 333, a large regulatory bill that’s moving through the Montana Legislature.
Montana lawmakers are considering a 6 percent sales tax on medical marijuana.
State health leaders say they have been keeping up with a big jump in applications for new or updated medical marijuana cards.
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.
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.
OAKLAND, Nov. 9, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — In the midst of the most divisive election in living history the issue of cannabis reform has united voters across the nation.
The passing of the initiative would reverse provisions of a bill passed by the Montana Legislature in 2011
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The National Cannabis Industry Association, the nation’s largest cannabis trade association, today looked ahead to a new era for marijuana policy in the United States.
DENVER, Nov. 9, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Cannabis Business Alliance (CBA) Executive Director Mark Malone has released a statement on Election Day 2016 results.
Potential victories in Arizona, Nevada, Massachusetts and Maine would fill in much of the rest of the West and extend recreational use to the Northeast. Opinion polls show voters favoring the initiative in all five states.In addition, measures to legalize medical marijuana or expand its use are on the ballot in North Dakota, Montana, Arkansas and Florida.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Voters in nine states will decide whether to roll back marijuana prohibition on Tuesday, marking the biggest Election Day in history for marijuana policy reform.
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.
On Aug. 31, 2016, the state of Montana implemented new restrictions on its medical marijuana program.
The sponsor of a proposed initiative to repeal Montana’s medical marijuana law said Wednesday he won’t appeal a judge’s refusal to place the measure on November’s ballot, but instead will focus on defeating a separate initiative to expand medical pot distribution.
On July 13, 2016, Montana Sec. of State Linda McCulloch certified that Initiative 182, an initiative that would expand the availability of medical marijuana in the state, had received enough valid signatures to qualify for the state’s ballot in November.
On July 9, 2016, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services announced that it had reduced the fee it charges for a patient to obtain or renew a medical marijuana card from $75 to $5.
Montana’s stricter medical cannabis laws that will affect marijuana dispensaries will go into effect on Friday, which has some providers worried they … View Original Article Here
On Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, the Senate passed the FY2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill, which includes a critical provision for veterans interested in having legal access to medical marijuana treatment options.
For years, patients in Montana have been forced to grow their own medical marijuana or travel to nearby states to get their medicine.
Montana Judge James Reynolds has thrown out key provisions in the state’s medical marijuana laws, which is being hailed as a huge victory for the medicinal marijuana industry.
Despite huge gains in the 2014 midterm elections, marijuana isn’t popular everywhere. In rural and conservative states, some voters look suspiciously at marijuana and will not vote for it in any form.