Montana Attorney General appeals medical marijuana payment, advertising


The Montana Attorney General filed an appeal Wednesday to remove certain provisions made in the state's medical marijuana law.

If the appeal is successful, it would be a major loss for marijuana advocates.

In 2011, Helena District Court Judge James Reynolds made several temporary provisions to the state's medical marijuana law that made it more accessible and profitable.

Reynolds ruled that providers, or growers, of medical marijuana could advertise, providers could receive payment, and a doctor could prescribe to more than 25 patients.

All of those components were not within the law under the original statute.

The Attorney General's Office under Tim Fox has filed an appeal to reverse the provisions made to Senate Bill 423.

“The State has a legitimate interest in lessening the conflict between a state law, its citizens, and a federal law,” the appellate document states.

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