On September 27, 2012, Chris Williams, co-founder of Montana Cannabis, was found guilty on eight counts of marijuana and related firearms charges, despite Montana's medical marijuana law. These charges carry a mandatory minimum sentence of more than 80 years in prison, and expose the grave disparity between federal and state medical marijuana laws. See his story here:
Marijuana legalization has two pretty high-profile friends in Congress.
Republican Ron Paul of Texas and Democrat Barney Frank of Massachusetts are co-sponsoring a bill that would put an end to the federal criminalization of marijuana.
Medical Marijuana distributors in the valley have been raided by several law enforcement agencies in the last 24 hours and what appear to be arrests are being made. Is this a reaction to the voting down of the bill that would have repealed the Medical Marijuana Act in Montana? Or did the distributors not take their new found right and responsibility serious enough? Let us know if you have any info
The bill set out to repeal the current allowance of Medical Marijuana in Montana was haulted in the senate by a 6-6 vote. Policies will remain unchanged due to this vote but how long will it be until the next vote and possible overturn of the law? What are your opinions on Medical Marijuana in Montana? It's easy to start a discussion in our new Facebook commenting system, check it out.
The Medical Marijuana community in Montana may face some very harsh push back if Bill 33 is put into law. The bill will basically make it illegal for anyone with a "dangerous" drug in their system to drive a vehicle.