The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals threw out a Montana federal judge’s injunction blocking construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline on the basis that new executive orders from the Trump administration made the injunction moot.
As the 2019 Montana legislative session winds down, we check back in on some previously highlighted bills to see what became of them.
As legislators square off over the state budget, Medicaid expansion and coal power, some of this week’s other hearings focus on resolutions to create interim studies to examine everything from pornography as a public health hazard to the health hazard wildfire smoke poses to communities.
This week, committees will see bills on biometric data privacy, on the deregulation of the cottage animal treat business, on the public’s right to know about the state settling lawsuits, on slashing income taxes for veteran pensions, and on the regulation of hemp farming.
Bills on ending suspension of driver’s licenses for unpaid fees, letting legislators carry pistols on state property and controlling the weather, among other issues.
This week lawmakers discuss arming teachers, delisting grizzly bears, listing e-cigarettes, requiring abortion doctors to offer ultrasounds, and green-lighting probationers and parolees for medical marijuana.
A judge denied three medical marijuana providers request to work with a Missoula THC extraction lab. The latest twist in an ongoing lawsuit highlights the ongoing disagreement and confusion surrounding state implementation and regulation of the Montana Medical Marijuana Act.
A decision by state regulators to allow a THC extraction lab drew criticism from a marijuana industry lobbyist. Now an apparent reversal by the state has landed the issue in court. What’s next for Montana’s tumultuous medical marijuana industry?