Last week, the Montana Supreme Court refused to revisit a ruling that kept the 2011 version of the state’s medical marijuana law intact, effectively placing stricter regulations on patients and caregivers that would severely limit who could access their medicine.
However, Helena District Judge Jim Reynolds has now suspended aspects of the 2011 provisions, explaining that he reevaluated some of the stricter provisions at the request of the Montana Supreme Court.
Judge Reynold’s ruling means that patients will not have limited access to their medicine for the time being. Now, caregivers will still be allowed to have more than three patients, and caregivers will also still be able to receive payment for meds.
On November 6th, Montana residents will vote to either uphold the 2011 provisions to the state’s medical marijuana law, or to revert to the state’s original law, which was passed in 2004.