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?
As I write this the Senate is debating the sole remaining medical marijuana reform bill, Senate Bill 423 by Sen. Jess Essmann, R-Billings. Please indulge me as I prognosticate about the future of reform… Due to a procedural snafu the Senate didn’t vote on the bill by Tuesday’s deadline because they didn’t have a fiscal note that outlined the estimated cost of the bill.