As always, cannabis law reform is a big campaign issue this election year although Montana’s “moral” majority is unlikely to acknowledge that inconvenient fact. Montanans understand that there is nothing “moral” about maintaining harsh criminal penalties, limiting (and in most cases, eliminating) access to necessary medicines, and allowing and/or inviting federal intervention in our state’s medical marijuana program. We are confident that Montana will vote accordingly.
The 2012 Montana Cannabis Voter’s Guide serves as a resource for Montana voters who consider liberty a priority. In numerous districts, prohibitionists are running unopposed unfortunately, but in others, we have an opportunity to make a difference. We’ve compiled statements, video from previous sessions, actual voting records, endorsements and other sources of information when deciding if a candidate is supportive or opposed to our cause. We have heard very little from some candidates but are hopeful we will know more by the time that absentee ballots arrive in our mailboxes in a few weeks. As we are apprised of new information- additional MTCIA endorsements, statements to the media, etc- this guide will be updated to reflect such data.
Should any candidates or voters have any questions about specific races or candidates or wish to provide relevant information, please email Nic (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- 18 months later, grim times for ex-pot providers (billingsgazette.com)
- Interesting Montana Supreme Court opinions on state medical marijuana laws (sentencing.typepad.com)
- Montana’s First Registered Medical Marijuana Caregiver Dies in Federal Prison (txwclp.org)
- Montana voters to get say after court’s medical pot ruling (missoulian.com)