Montana

Wed
22
Sep

Hemp In Animal Feed: AAFCO Says More Research Needed

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The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) has provided an update on its position on the use of hemp and hemp byproducts in animal feed, calling for more research.

In the USA, animal feed is regulated at a federal level by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration – Center for Veterinary Medicine (FDA-CVM). AAFCO is a non-regulatory body promoting the uniform regulation of feed throughout the country, working on the recommendations of the FDA.

Wed
01
Sep

Montana law enforcement, scientists prepare for legalized marijuana

 

Montana already struggles with our rate of drunk driving and in a few months, the state’s new recreational marijuana law comes into play.

It will no doubt put more impaired drivers out on the roads. How does the Montana Highway patrol feel about it and what about the state crime lab whose scientists will likely see a bigger caseload? We found out that they’re already gearing up.

High tech machines at the Montana State Crime Lab in Missoula screen blood for a specific classification of drug, pinpoint what that drug is such as meth or opioids or marijuana. Another machine then measures the level of drug in a blood sample.

Mon
09
Aug

Montana cities grapple with what legal cannabis will mean

With five months until Montana’s adult-use marijuana market opens up, municipalities from Kalispell to Billings are figuring out what legal cannabis will look like in their communities.

Voters legalized general-use cannabis for adults last November and the Legislature sorted out additional details during its session this spring. It’s now up to municipalities to figure out things like which zoning districts dispensaries will be allowed in and whether legal marijuana will be subject to local option sales taxes. Some parts of the state, like Billings, are also considering prohibiting general-use cannabis altogether.

Mon
26
Jul

Legal Cannabis Is One Reason Home Prices Are Soaring Right Now

homes representing realestate market

 

A new report suggests having accessible weed can add to your property value.

If you’ve been shopping around for a new home recently, you’ve probably noticed that real estate prices have increased. This is true, particularly in weed-friendly states. But with 91% of American adults who support cannabis legalization, it will only continue to spread throughout the country and there is no doubt it will have an impact on real estate prices.

Tue
06
Jul

As Montana prepares for recreational use, cannabis supply worries loom

A few times a day, someone from out of town will walk into one of Paulson Palmer’s three dispensaries in northwest Montana asking if they can buy marijuana. The answer is almost always no.

While Palmer’s Fruit Factory can sell cannabis to Montana residents with a medical marijuana card, it will not be legal to sell it for non-medical adult use until Jan. 1, 2022 — a message that might not be clear to out-of-state tourists who may have heard that weed has been legalized in Big Sky Country but haven’t closely followed the new law.

Thu
10
Jun

Montana Is Getting Ready To Legalize Recreational Cannabis In 2021

To some, this latest development on recreational marijuana has been a long time coming as residents of the state have always supported the adult use of cannabis.

Montana is about to decriminalize the adult use of cannabis. The state has had a very stable medical marijuana program for a while now. And with this new development, the state’s revenue department seems prepared to take over the medical marijuana scheme to develop an efficient adult-use industry as stated in House Bill 701.

Governor Greg Gianforte signed House Bill 701 on May 18, following the legislature’s approval last month.

Wed
02
Jun

Montana Approves Use of Hemp in Commercial Animal Feed

Hemp and substances derived from hemp now approved for use in commercial feed for pets, specialty pets, and horses in Montana

As established in House Bill 396 signed during the 2021 legislative session, hemp and substances derived from hemp are now approved for use in commercial feed for pets, specialty pets, and horses in Montana, so long as they do not contain more than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC.

Thu
20
May

Montana Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization Bill, HB 701, Officially Signed

Governor Greg Gianforte on Tuesday signed the Montana adult-use cannabis bill that will establish a newly formed recreational marijuana program in the state, months after voters in Big Sky country approved a measure to legalize pot.

Gianforte, a Republican in his first term as governor of Montana, attached his name to House Bill 701, which paves the way for the state to become the latest to implement a program overseeing legal adult-use pot sales. 

Thu
29
Apr

Montana Lawmakers Pass HB 701 To Implement Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization

The Montana legislature passed a House bill on Tuesday to implement the recreational marijuana legalization initiative passed by voters in the November election. The measure, HB 701, was passed by the Montana House of Representatives with a vote of 67 to 32 after being approved previously by the state Senate. The bill is now headed to the office of Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte, who is expected to sign the legislation.

Tue
27
Apr

Montana Senate Votes to Advance Promising Cannabis Legalization Bill

Montana moved a step closer to implementing its voter-approved recreational marijuana program last week.

On Friday, lawmakers in the Montana Senate passed a bill establishing a framework for the nascent program, including a provision that “would reserve tax revenue from sales for addiction treatment and statewide conservation efforts,” according to the Associated Press.

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