Judge blocks enforcement of some provisions of 2011 medical marijuana law


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HELENA, Montana — A Montana judge permanently has banned enforcement of some key provisions of the state's medical marijuana law.

The Billings Gazette reports (http://tinyurl.com/qasm9fo ) that District Judge James Reynolds of Helena on Friday permanently blocked the enforcement provisions that would have banned the advertising of marijuana and prohibited the commercial sale for profit of marijuana to someone authorized to obtain it for medical reasons.

Those and other some other contested provisions of the medical marijuana law the state passed in 2011 had never taken effect either because the judge had blocked them earlier or because the state had agreed not to enforce them.

Reynolds refused to block state officials from making unannounced inspections of medical marijuana providers. He also refused to allow people on probation to obtain marijuana cards.

Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com

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