Montana judge clears way for MMJ dispensaries to reopen
A Montana judge Wednesday ruled that the state’s medical marijuana dispensaries should be reopened in accordance with a recently approved ballot initiative, paving the way for thousands of potential patients to receive MMJ again.
A drafting error in the Nov. 8 ballot initiative had postponed the measure’s implementation until next summer.
But District Judge James Reynolds of Helena cleared the path for dispensaries to immediately drop a three-patient limit enacted by state lawmakers in 2011 and implemented this past summer, local TV station KTVQ reported. That law had effectively shut down Montana’s MMJ trade, and the ballot initiative was intended