Montana: judge strikes down provider transactions

Posted on August 2nd, 2011 by Global Ganja Report and tagged , , , , .

cannabisMontana's Medical Marijuana Act does not allow for cannabis transactions between caregivers, Flathead County District Court Judge Stewart Stadler ruled July 21. Ruling in a civil lawsuit brought against the Flathead County Attorney, Stadler said state law limits registered caregivers to providing marijuana only to "qualifying patients." The plaintiffs were identified in court documents as the Medical Marijuana Growers Association, two anonymous couriers and three anonymous caregivers. Stadler granted the county attorney’s motion for summary judgment. (Hungry Horse News, July 26)

Montana’s new, more restrictive medical marijuana law was allowed to take effect July 1, but Helena District Judge James Reynolds issued an injunction that temporarily blocked the restrictive measures. One such measure would bar medical marijuana "providers" (formerly called caregivers) from charging patients. Another would limit to three the number of patients (known as cardholders) a provider may grow for. (The Missoulian, July 1)

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