Montana Supreme Court Could Rule Against Medical Marijuana Providers

February 29, 2016

This week's state Supreme Court's ruling, which upholds most of the 2011 Montana Marijuana Act, could throw 40 shops out of business in Southwest Montana.

In Butte-Silver Bow County alone, 24 medical marijuana providers are in jeopardy.

But it's not just the providers whose livelihoods are threatened.

In Southwest Montana, the ruling will affect 1,874 patients, according to Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services’ website.

In Butte, it will impact 855 patients, some of whom use marijuana for pain relief.

Les, a 64-year-old Vietnam veteran, is one such medical marijuana client in Butte.

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