Button Ads!         



                  GrowStoreFinder.com Grow Shop Directory            1-15-2014                              GreenBookPages.com Grow Shop’s Directory Product Reviews 
         Local grow shops and hydroponic store locator with reviews                      
Find Local Hydroponics Shops and Grow Stores.   10-10-14  
Mega Text Ad’s Spaces Available! 
                                                                                   Advertise On All 3 Of Our Marijuana Websites   


  We Update Daily!

Chris S. Kenoyer. Owner
MMJ Patient, Medical Activist,
Online Patients Advocate, 
Online MMJ News Journalist 

My Medical Bio 

Follow Us Now On Twitter


Or Follow Us Now
  On Facebook

        Email Us Here

Or Email Us Securely Here
NEW 100% Encrypted Email Server

OLP’s Free MMJ News EList  
Get The Latest In MMJ News

Press Contact Info

 Is CBD?  A Possible Cure For
Breast Cancer..? And All The Other
Many Forms & Types Of Cancer..?
Learn More About CBD Here


Advertise Here On OnlinePot
Rates As Low As  $50 a Year
24/7 – 365 Days A Year Of Sales! 


Website Navigational Links

Main Start Page 2


Latest Marijuana News Reports


Parody’s Cartoons US 
Government Grown Pot,
Term Papers, School 
Reports, & Thesis’s On  
Marijuana & Cannabis


Amsterdam A to Z


Canadian Marijuana Websites


Church’s & Pot Cannabis


Co-Ops, Clinics, Dispensary’s 


Marijuana Doctors & Clinics 


Pot Cooking Recipes


Drug Testing A To Z


Pot Games


Pot Songs Video’s


100’s Of Grow Guides  


Hash A- Z


Cannabis Legal Info, Drug 
Lawyers, State, Federal Laws, 
State  & Supreme Court Rulings


POW’s Of The MMJ War!


Other Marijuana Websites 
Reciprocal Link Exchange


Medical Marijuana Studies, 
Research Report’s, Medical
Cannabis Clinic Study’s


Parody’s & Cartoons  
When We All Need A Good Laugh!  


Avoiding Online MOM Scammers
Newly Re-Updated Info!


The Politics Of Contraband 
Medical Marijuana In The Mail?


The Hall Of Shame Section
The Online MOM Scammers 


Online MOM Providers Ads


Politicians & Voters Rights


Medical Marijuana, Strains 


The OG  Marijuana Strain Guide


800+ FAQ Growing Questions


Patients Spiritual Guidance,
Free Online Crisis Help Center


Online Marijuana Seed Banks


Maximum Security Section 
      Just Updated!    


Traveling Tips, Guides, B & B’s


Vaporizers A To Z


Online Pot Video’s & Movies


Please Visit Both Of Our Sister Websites!

Maine Patients Coalition.org

The Reefer Madness Teaching Museum.org 

Listen Right Here Online! 
To Original 1930-1950’s
Reefer Madness Propaganda 
Radio Shows And Programs
Before TV There Were 
"Radio Stars"





Legal Disclaimer

Guest Book

Translate Text or Web Page Go To:
Language Tools Google Translations

Article Submissions &  News
Reports Are Always Gladly
Accepted Here.


No part of this site maybe used or
reproduced in whole or in part
without the written consent of the
Copyright Owner

1999-2014 Copyright
? All rights reserved

OnlinePot assumes no legal liability for any products, or information or  
news posted, services offered,  Or
any contests or give away’s offered.




HELENA – Gov. Brian Schweitzer said Friday he will let a controversial medical marijuana
 bill take law without his signature. 




                       Return To OnlinePot’s Legal Section Main Page       


                   The US Dept Of Justice The Ogden Memo PDF

He made it clear he’s not wild about the bill, but said he can’t support the status quo either. Earlier in the session, Schweitzer vetoed a bill calling for an outright repeal of Montana’s medical marijuana law. 

“So I will hold my nose and allow this to be law until the Legislature gets back to session ( in 2013 ),” he said. “I’m not going to sign it.” 

Schweitzer announced his plans for the bill at a late-afternoon press conference. 

As a result, Senate Bill 423 will become law. It repeals Montana’s 2004 voter-passed law that allows some people to use marijuana for certain medical reasons, will be come law. 

Instead, SB423 puts into place a much tougher law with stricter regulations on the business and is intended to make it much harder for people claiming “severe chronic pain” to get medical marijuana cards. Bill supporters have said that will help close a big loophole that has allowed an many people claiming severe and chronic pain to obtain cards now. 

Under the law, large marijuana growing operations and storefront medical pot dispensaries must shut down operations by July 1. The system will transform to one in which people authorized to use medical marijuana can either grow their own or obtain it without compensation from a provider who can grow it for up to three people. It’s designed to squeeze any profits out of what’s been a booming industry in Montana. 

“Montanan expected more of this 62nd Legislature when it comes to this issue, and they didn’t deliver,” Schweitzer said. 

Schweitzer hasn’t yet received the bill from the Legislature, which adjourned Thursday night. Because lawmakers have adjourned, he cannot issue an amendatory veto on a bill suggesting changes. 

On Wednesday, Schweitzer called SB423 “unconstitutional on its face” and on Thursday suggested changes to the Legislature, which adopted some but not all of them, before it passed the bill for a final time. 

So the governor now has three options with the bill: sign it into law, veto it or let it become law without his signature. 

“I guess I could veto it,” he said. “I could say that this is a danged poor bill, and you started out with a good bill ( from an interim committee ), and you went downhill for almost 88 days. But I’m kind of painted in a corner. They painted Montana in a corner. They accepted some of the language that I believe makes the bill constitutional. So that is good. Is the bill perfect? Not even close.” 

Schweitzer went on to say, “But can I veto and allow the Wild West go on for the next couple of years? I don’t think so.” 

He was referring to the current situation with medical marijuana, in which the number of people authorized to use it has skyrocketed from 4,000 in September 2009 to nearly 30,000 as of last month. A number of large growing operations and storefront dispensaries have sprung up around the state. 

Schweitzer said he fully expects that those wanting to repeal the medical marijuana law will try to get an initiative on the ballot in 2012. A Billings group favoring repeal obtained thousands of signatures in a week in 2010, but fell short. 

Or he said, medical marijuana advocates unhappy with the 2011 bill might try to put a bill on the ballot to undo some of the changes and put in their own ideas. 

“In the meantime, we have a plan that will probably decrease the number of people that have access to medical cannabis,” he said. 

Essmann, meanwhile, said later he was “very pleased” to hear that Schweitzer will let SB423 become law. 

“I think he’s done the right thing,” Essmann said. “I’ll be looking forward to having the winding down of the storefronts and the large grow operations over the next couple of months, and legitimate patients can make a smooth transition to properly registered providers.” 

Essmann said he’s glad that the storefronts will be closing soon and “reducing the air of legitimacy that encouraged the use by the youth in our state.” 

The State Bureau was unable to reach Tom Daubert, an author of the 2004 initiative and a leading advocate of the current law, for comment.

Author: Charles S. Johnson, of The Standard State Bureau 
Pubdate: Sat, 30 Apr 2011
Source: Montana Standard (Butte, MT)