Montana Medical Marijuana Industry Grows Despite Restrictions

August 19, 2015

Montana’s medical marijuana industry is growing despite an ongoing legal battle over a regulatory law.

The Missoulian reported Senate Bill 432 was passed in 2011 in response to so-called cannabis caravans that traveled the state with a doctor who met briefly with patients and issued recommendations.

A component of the law says the practice of a doctor recommending medical marijuana to over 25 patients in a year could be subject to review by the Board of Medical Examiners.

Marijuana MoneyFederal raids on dispensaries after the law’s passage helped reduce the state’s 4,438 dispensaries to 390 by mid-2012. The number of dispensaries grew to 442 by June.

A county judge blocked parts of the law early this year, and the state attorney general appealed that ruling to the Montana Supreme Court.

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