Montana attorney general wants medical marijuana injunctions overturned

HELENA – In a brief filed with the Montana Supreme Court this week, Attorney General Tim Fox argued that a Helena district judge erroneously blocked three provisions of the state’s strict 2011 medical marijuana law.

Fox and Assistant Attorneys General Stuart Segrest and Matthew Cochenour filed the brief Wednesday in support of their appeal asking the Supreme Court to overturn Helena District Judge James Reynolds’ January decision and reverse his injunctions.

They argued that Reynolds erred in permanently enjoining the law’s prohibition of commercial sales of medical marijuana in Montana. The judge had also struck down a provision that prohibited a marijuana provider from assisting more than three people licensed by the state from obtaining medical marijuana or marijuana-infused products, at no cost.

They said Reynolds was wrong to block enforcement of law’s provision that directs the Board of Medical Examiners to review the practice of any Montana physician who recommended...

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