Montana

 

JURY FINDS MONTANA CANNABIS' CHRIS WILLIAMS "GUILTY"
Medical Pot Provider Convicted For Drug Trafficing
Associated Press, Matt Volz, Sept. 27, 2012

LENA, Mont. (AP) — A jury on Thursday convicted a medical marijuana provider of drug trafficking and firearms charges, upholding the U.S. government's raids of state-regulated pot dispensaries in its first test at trial.

MONTANA CANNABIS PARTNER, RICHARD FLOR,
DIES IN FEDERAL CUSTODY

San Francisco Chronicle, August 31, 2012

Toke of the Town, Aug. 31


Montana Caregivers Association, et al., vs. United States, et al.
Appeal filed in 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

MONTANA CAREGIVERS' OPENING BRIEF
filed June 5, 2012

MCIA's AMICUS BRIEF
filed June 5, 2012

UNITED STATES' RESPONSE BRIEF
filed August 6, 2012

CAREGIVERS' REPLY BRIEF
filed September 13, 2012

District Court:

Plaintiffs' First Amended Complaint

District Court's Opinion and Order Dismissing Case



The Constitution of the State of Montana

Montana Medical Marijuana Act Article 50, Chapter 46

Final Senate Bill 423


State of Montana Medical Marijuana Website

Montana Cannabis Industry Association

2011 Legislators' Guide to Medical Cannabis

 

FEDS CRACK DOWN ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA INDUSTRY
American Medical Association News, February 13, 2012
By Alicia Gallegos,  Posted Feb. 13, 2012
 


CAREGIVERS BUSTED BY FEDS GET MINIMAL SENTENCES
Gwen Florio, Missoulian, February 19, 2012

DEA INQUIRIES INCLUDE LEGISLATORS
Michael Moore, Missoulian, January 29, 2012

MEDICAL MARIJUANA MONTANA'S TOP STORY IN 2011
Matt Volz, Associated Press, Great Falls Tribune December 25, 2011

TWO MEDICAL MARIJUANA MEN PLEAD GUILTY
Richard Hannars, Hungry Horse News, December 25, 2011

SHERRY FLOR PLEADS GUILTY
Helena Independent Record, November 2, 2011

MEDICAL MJ PATIENTS ANGERED BY FIREARMS NOTICE
USA Today, Sept. 29, 2011

FIREARMS DEALERS WARNED ABOUT MMJ PATIENTS
 Charles Johnson, Billings Gazette, Sept. 27

DISPENSARY OWNER URGES MONTANA "STAND UP TO FEDS"
Toke of the Town, Sept. 22, 2011

CONFERENCE ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACCESS
Great Falls Tribune, September 21, 2011

MILES CITY FAMILY DENIES FEDERAL DRUG CHARGES
Billings Gazette, AP, September 8, 2011

FEDS WANT TO BAN MEDICAL POT REFERENCES AT TRIAL
Billings Gazette, AP, September 5, 2011

TWO PLEAD NO CONTEST IN MARIJUANA CASE
Billings Gazette, August 12, 2011

STATE APPEALS MEDICAL MARIJUANA RULING
Bozeman Daily Chronicle, August 11, 2011

WHITEFISH MAN CHARGED AFTER RAIDS
NECN, August 8, 2011

BILLINGS STOREFRONT BAN HEARING SET FOR AUGUST 5   
Billings Gazette, July 27, 2011

OT MOGUL DEMONSTRATES HOW NOT TO . . .
Reason, July 15, 2011

LAWYERS DEBATE CAREGIVER-PROVIDER TRANSFERS
Daily Inter Lake, July 7, 2011

FOUR FLATHEAD COUNTY MEN ARRAIGNED
Missoulian, July 6, 2011

MONTANA JUDGE ISSUES INJUNCTION AGAINST HARSH LAW
Billings Gazette, June 30, 2011

ORDER ON MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION
Montana First Judicial District Court, Judge James P. Reynolds, June 30, 2011

STATE OKAYS PETITION LANGUAGE FOR BALLOT
Charles Johnson, Missoulian, June 28, 2011

CANNABIS ACTIVISTS FINALIZING BALLOT INITIATIVE
AP, Matt Gouras, Ind. Record, June 27, 2011

3 MONTANA CAREGIVERS PLEAD NOT GUILTY TO CHARGES
AP, Matt Volz, June 23, 2011

MONTANA CAREGIVERS CHARGED BY FEDS
Helena Ind. Record, June 24, 2011

HEARING ON MED. MARIJUANA REFORM WINDS UP
KFBB, June 22, 2011

JUDGE MAY BLOCK PARTS OF NEW LAW
NBC-Montana, June 22, 2011

MEDICAL MARIJUANA CONTROVERSY PLAYS OUT IN HELENA COURTROOM
June 21, 2011

SB-423 UPDATE FROM MONTANA CANNABIS INDUST. ASSOC.

AG SAYS MMJ LAW NOT UNCONSTITUTIONAL
Billings Gazette, June 4, 2011

CAREGIVER, SLEEPING GIANT, RAIDED BY DEA
Helena Independent Record, May 21, 2011

STATE ISSUES CANNABIS CARDS DESPITE NEW LAW
Associated Press, Helenair.com, May 19, 2011

GREEN GENES:  GROWERS LAMENT LOSS OF CANNABIS GENETICS
Missoula Independent, Alan Frank, May 19, 2011

DISCUSSION WITH ED DOCTER & BLAKE OGLE
KMMX, Bozeman, AM  1450, May 17, 2011

MCIA, OTHERS, SUE OVER STATE POT LAW
Billings Gazette., May 13, 2011


RAIDED POT PROVIDERS SUE GOVERNMENT
Associated Press, by Matt Volz, May 11

CAREGIVERS SAY RAIDS VIOLATED THEIR RIGHTS
KULR-TV-8, May 11

COMPLAINT & EXHIBITS:  Montana Caregivers, et al., v. the United States, et al., Case No. 9:11-cv-074 DWM (filed May 10, 2011).

Plaintiffs are Montana Montana Caregivers Association, Christopher Williams; MCM Caregivers, and Randy Leibenguth

Attorneys for the Plaintiffs are Montana attorney Carl Jensen and New Mexico attorney Paul Livingston.


MONTANA PROVIDERS SUE FEDS
Political Fail Blog, May 16, 2011

RAIDED MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROVIDERS SUE U.S. GOVERNMENT
Toke of the Town, May 12, 2011


MCIA, Others, Sue Over State Pot Law (Billings Gaz., May 13, 2011)

MCIA, et al., v. State of Montana - Complaint

Brief in Support of Motion for TRO

Brief in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction


CANNABIS GROUP, OTHERS, SUE OVER NEW LAW (Billings Gazette, May 13)

MARIJUANA INDUSTRY LOOKS TO STOP OVERHAUL (Great Falls Tribune, May 9)

NEW FEDERAL CRACKDOWN CONFOUNDS STATES (N.Y. Times, May 8)

COPS, MMJ DISPENSARIES, GEAR UP FOR NEW LAW (Billings Gazette, May 7)

FOES OF MMJ BILL LOOK TO GOV., COURTS, REFERENDUM (Billings Gaz. May 3)


MONTANA GOV. WILL LET BILL BECOME LAW (Seattle Times, April 29, 2011)

MONTANA GOVERNOR EXPLAINS NEW BILL (Billings Gazette, April 29 (video)

STRICT MONTANA LAW GOES TO GOV. (NBC-Montana, April 28)

LEGISLATURE PASSES MMJ OVERHAUL BILL (Billings Gazette, April 28)

DOJ LETTER TO MONTANA LEGISLATORS (April 20, 2011)

MEDICAL MJ OPTIONS LIMITED AT LEGISLATURE (Billings Gazette, April 2, 2011)


MONTANA MEDICAL MJ RAIDS RAISE HUGE QUESTIONS (Weed Blog, March 24)

NO CHARGES YET IN MEDICAL CANNABIS RAID (Helenair, March 17, 2011)

MONTANA UPDATE:  FEDS RAID DISPENSARIES (Cannabis Now Mag. March 16)

MEDICAL MARIJUANA RAIDS STUN ADVOCATES (USA Today, Mar. 16, 2011)

INTERVIEW WITH WILLIAM MERCER (KTVQ-Billings, March 15, 2011)

DOJ PRESS RELEASE ON MONTANA RAIDS (March 15, 2011)

Montana Medical Pot Suppliers Accused of Trafficking (Reuters, March 15)

Marijuana Raids Yield Millions (Billings Gazette, March 15, 2011)

Feds Raid Marijuana Businesses (Belgrade News, March 15, 2011)

MARIJUANA RAIDS BUILT ON YEARS OF INVESTIGATION, YIELD MILLIONS FROM BANK ACCOUNTS (Billings Gazette, Matt Hagengruber, March 15, 2011)


Great Falls Imposes 3-Month Moratorium on Medical MJ (MMJ Blog, Feb. 4, 2011)

Odd Alliances Form on Medical Pot Regulatory Bill (Billings Gazette, Jan. 20, 2011)

Medical Marijuana Groups Form Coalition (Billings Gazette, Jan. 6, 2011)


Montana Lawmakers:  Regulate or Repeal (Billings Gazette, Dec. 23, 2010)

Lawsuit Says Pot Business Faked Patient Forms (Billings Gazette, Aug. 20, 2010)

Montana Caregivers Network Shuts Down Cannabis Caravans (AP, July 10, 2010)

Cannabis Caravans Fuel Medical Pot Boom (MSNBC, June  3, 2010)


ARIZONA FEDERAL COURT LAWSUIT

COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY JUDGMENT
State of Arizona, et al., vs. United States, et al.
filed in U.S. District Court (Arizona), May 27, 2011

ACLU Motion to Dismiss

United States Motion to Dismiss

"Individual Mandate" Debate

Whether Montana should join the Florida-led opposition to Obama-Care
Testimony of Ilya Shapiro, Committee on Judiciary, Montana Senate, 1/11/2011

Debate:  This House Believes that the Individual Mandate is Unconstitutional
Amherst Political Union

 

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DEPARTMENT OF  JUSTICE THREATS AGAINST STATES:

DEA NEWS RELEASE
October 7, 2011

HAAG LETTER TO LANDLORDS
September 28, 2011

ATF FIREARMS OPEN LETTER
September 26, 2011

DOJ "GUIDANCE" MEMO
June 29, 2011

OREGON DOJ & LEO NOTICE
June 3, 2011

ARIZ. v. U.S., et al., COMPLAINT
May 27, 2011

ARIZONA GOV. WILL FILE SUIT
May 24, 2011

DOJ LETTER TO MAINE LAWMAKERS
May 16, 2011

DOJ LETTER TO ARIZONA GOV.
May 2, 2011

DOJ LETTER TO RHODE ISLAND
April 29, 2011

COLORADO AG INQUIRY
April 26, 2011

DOJ LETTER TO COLORADO AG
April 26, 2011

DOJ LETTER TO MONTANA LEGISLATORS
April 20, 2011

NEW JERSEY AG INQUIRY
April 19, 2011

DOJ LETTER TO WASH.  GOV.
April 14, 2011

DOJ LETTER TO HAWAII
April 12, 2011

DOJ MONTANA POST-RAIDS PRESS RELEASE
March 15, 2011

MONTANA SEARCH & SEIZURE WARRANT
March 14, 2011

"HAAG" LETTER TO OAKLAND
February 1, 2011

OGDEN ("HOLDER") LETTER TO THE MEDICAL MJ STATES
October 19, 2009


DEA POSITION ON MARIJUANA,
July, 2010

DEA POSITION ON MARIJUANA,
January,  2011


CLEARING THE SMOKE
 THE SCIENCE OF CANNABIS

PBS-Montana, February, 2011

MONTANA CANNABIS

MONTANA CANNABIS (U-Tube Video)

MONTANA CANNABIS (NPR)

MMJ COMMUNITY TRIES TO RECOVER
KFBB ABC-NEWS-5, March 17, 2011

CO-OWNER DISCUSSES RAID (U-Tube Video)

FOUR MEN BEHIND MONTANA CANNABIS
Independent Record, Nov. 15, 2009


MONTANA CANNABIS INDUSTRY ASSOC.

ASA FORUM ON MONTANA RAIDS
 


OTHER MONTANA NEWS MEDIA

Bigfork:   Big Fork Eagle
Billings:   The Billings Outpost
Bozeman:   Bozeman Daily Chronicle
Butte:   The Montana Standard
Chester:   Liberty County Times
Choteau:   Choteau Acantha
Columbia Falls:   Hungry Horse News
Eureka:   Tobacco Valley News
Great Falls:   Prairie Star
Hamilton:   Ravalli Republic
Havre:   The Havre Daily News
Helena:   Helena Independent Record
Kalispell:   The Daily Inter Lake
Laurel:   Laurel Outlook
Lewistown:   Lewistown News-Argus
Libby:   Western News
Livingston:   Livingston Enterprise
Miles City:   Miles City Star
Missoula:   Missoula Independent
Missoulian
Pablo:   Char-Koosta News
Philipsburg:   Philipsburg Mail
Polson:   The Lake County Leader
Seeley Lake:   Seeley Swan Pathfinder
Sidney:   Sidney Herald-Leader
Stevensville:   The Bitterroot Star
West Yellowstone:   West Yellowstone News
Whitefish:   Whitefish Pilot
 


Montana Caregivers Association, et al., Appeal in 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

MT CAREGIVERS' OPENING BRIEF
filed June 5, 2012

MCIA's AMICUS BRIEF
filed June 5, 2012

UNITED STATES' RESPONSE BRIEF
filed August 6, 2012

CAREGIVERS' REPLY BRIEF
filed September 13, 2012

District Court:

Plaintiffs' First Amended Complaint

District Court's Opinion and Order Dismissing Case

 

AMENDED COMPLAINT
Amended Complaint filed in U.S. District Court (Montana), August 4, 2011

U.S.  MOTION TO DISMISS
filed October 28, 2011

PLAINTIFFS' RESPONSE
filed December 14, 2011

U.S. REPLY
filed January 4, 2012

DIST. COURT ORDER DISMISSING CASE
filed January 15, 2012

APPEAL TO NINTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS
filed February 10, 2012
 

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