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Articles with the Tag: marijuana

Local governments hold roundtable discussion on recreational marijuana sales Local governments hold roundtable discussion on recreational marijuana sales

RONAN — Representatives from local, county and tribal government met last week to discuss strategies for regulating recreational marijuana sales which are set to begin Jan. 1, 2022. Montana voters approved the sale of recreational marijuana for adults 21 and older during the 2020 election. HB 701, pass...

Polson establishes task force to regulate recreational marijuana

The City of Polson has established a Marijuana Task Force to begin developing initial strategies and recommendations for regulating recreational marijuana. Sales of legal pot are set to begin Jan. 1 under guidelines passed by the 2021 Legislature.  At the city commission meeting on Sept. 8, city mana...

Legal cannabis: Next steps, and what you can do now Legal cannabis: Next steps, and what you can do now

MONTANA — While the bill that establishes the framework of recreational cannabis in Montana is still waiting for Gov. Greg Gianforte’s signature, the department that will implement the program is wasting no time getting ready.   Officials at the Montana Department of Revenue are already p...

Three charges answered: not guilty

A Pablo woman is facing three trials in November that stem from three separate criminal matters. Shanice Annalyn Miles, 20, entered pleas of not guilty at District Court in Polson on April 15 to felony charges of theft, criminal endangerment and burglary. According to court records, she was caught in poss...

Recreational marijuana licenses available by Oct. 1, 2021

News from the Montana Department of Revenue   MONTANA – The Montana Department of Revenue has begun the process to make licenses available for recreational marijuana cultivation and sale by Oct. 1, 2021, following the recent voter approval of Initiative 190.  “There’s a lo...

Revenue potential of taxation on recreational cannabis considered

News from UM Bureau of Business, Economic Research MONTANA ­— The Montana economy could receive a significant boost in revenue, if it were to tax the sale of legalized recreational cannabis, according to a new study released by researchers at the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the...

Who’s positioned to gain from adult-use marijuana legalization Who’s positioned to gain from adult-use marijuana legalization

MONTANA — For the past year, concertgoers headed to downtown Missoula’s Wilma Theatre have passed Rocky Mountain Relief, a medical marijuana dispensary next door to the venue and across the street from a new hotel. If Montanans pass one of several ballot initiatives this November to legalize a...

High-speed chase circles St. Ignatius, ends in arrest High-speed chase circles St. Ignatius, ends in arrest

ST. IGNATIUS – On dry dirt roads outside of town, where more cows and chickens usually roam than cars, a white sedan hit speeds of up to 90 miles an hour as a line of police vehicles pursued it.  The incident started on Olsen Road at about 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, when Montana Highway Patro...

Ballot barriers: How advocates plan to take recreational marijuana to Montana voters

MONTANA — At least three separate groups are organizing to legalize recreational marijuana in Montana on the 2020 ballot, a process complicated by rules regarding citizen initiatives, expense and a peculiarity of the state constitution. The groups are taking varied approaches to getting their initia...

Drugs found during residential search in Polson Drugs found during residential search in Polson

POLSON – On the afternoon of March 1, your Polson Police Department executed a residential search warrant as part of a short-term drug investigation. The warrant was executed at the Boettcher Terrace Apartments in the 800 block of 10th Avenue East. Evidence found during the search included methamphetam...


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