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Governor Undecided On Medical Cannabis Bills On His Desk

Several bills that would change the medical marijuana act in Montana are either sitting on Governor Brian Schweitzer's desk, or moving toward it. One of them is a repeal bill, and others try to regulate the industry. He can sign any of them, veto them outright, or send an amendatory veto back to the legislature.

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State Senator Says Repealing The Peoples’ Will Is Not The Answer

In the Legislative Session filled with controversial issues, from the budget to right to life,one topic receiving considerable debate is that of medical marijuana...

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Republicans And Democrats Continue To Fan The Flames Of Medical Marijuana At The State Capitol

The Montana House of Representatives has decided to suspend rules pertaining to the transfer of a singular bill from one house to the other.

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Medical Marijuana In The Senate

 The Senate approved a measure requiring the board of medical examiners to provide an annual report on the number and types of complaints involving doctors who issue medical marijuana cards. Supporters say this would help track complaints... So lawmakers can address them in future legislation. But, Senator Jeff Essman of Billings says the bill wouldn't accomplish anything because it doesn't require the board to investigate who the doctors are.

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Survey Says Montanans Support Medical Marijuana Repeal

Safe Community, Safe Kids, a group that opposes medical marijuana, hired 47 North Communications to conduct a statewide telephone survey of 400 Montanans between march 2nd and 3rd, to find out what they think about the presence of medical marijuana in the Treasure State...

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Medical Marijuana Investments At Risk

A fiscal note attached to the bill repealing the voter passed approval of medical marijuana, was the subject of a hearing Tuesday. Medical marijuana grower Misty Carey says the fiscal note is incomplete and doesn't take into account the impact of the bill on the economy.

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Marijuana Law In A Haze

With people across the state questioning the voter mandate to make medical marijuana legal and a proliferation of store fronts the legislature has been left to sort through the unintended consequences. Safe Community Safe Kids' Cherrie Brady shares her concerns.

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Drug Testing In The Work Place

The House has endorsed Legislation giving employers the right to drug test, and fire someone, for using medical marijuana, on the job. Representative Steve Fitzpatrick says most industrial employers in the state support this bill, for safety and liability reasons...

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A Look At Medical Marijuana From Both Sides

While a bill that would repeal the medical marijuana law in the state got a hearing on Wednesday, medical marijuana advocates are saying that the legislature can reform the law. Tracy Quinn, a spokesperson with the Montana Caregivers Network says that the law "needs to be cleaned up". Quinn says that there are some bills that would accomplish that goal.

Quinn says the legislature is considering repealing a law that Montana voters approved.

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Repealing Marijuana Law

Legislation to repeal medical marijuana law in Montana will go before the legislature on Wednesday. Staff member of Safe Kids Safe Communities, Susan Smith explains why her organization supports house bill 161...

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