Montana NORML works to reform marijuana laws in Montana. Specifically, our position is that there is absolutely nothing wrong with adults consuming marijuana responsibly, and it should be of no concern to government.
We’re not a medical marijuana advocacy organization.
Don’t get me wrong, we absolutely support the right to use marijuana for therapeutic reasons, and it’s clear that nowhere is marijuana prohibition more tragic than when applied to a medical use case.
The medical marijuana scene is just starting to explode in Montana, as it has in other states, with green-leaf-logo store-fronts cropping up across the state and all the naysayers wringing their hands at the 20-somethings on skateboards showing up to buy their “medical” marijuana, and cities scrambling to draft restrictive new ordinances to deal with the issue. The daily calls and emails we receive at Montana NORML are usually 90-100% medical-related.
I understand why thousands of marijuana consumers in Montana are trying to figure out how to get a “green card”. To be exempt from arrest for an activity that should not be a crime. Makes sense to me.
I’m just getting tired of the topic of medical marijuana.
I understand the critics who supported medical marijuana for cancer and glaucoma patients, but now are uneasy, even alarmed about the neighborhood storefronts selling weed to healthy-looking young people. And the ambiguities and complexities of Montana’s medical marijuana law now threaten to create a rift among caregivers and battles with city governments.
The solution? Well, the “medical marijuana” issue gets a whole lot simpler and less ambiguous if you just drop the “medical” altogether. 53% of people in Western states already believe it’s time for a legal adult marijuana market. And that’s what we should be working towards.
In the meantime, if you are looking for Montana medical marijuana information, here’s everything we’ve got.