Here is the verbiage we voted on in 2004 Montana Medical Marijuana Act INITIATIVE NO. 148 http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/medicalmarijuana/i148text.pdf
You can now read the TITLE 50 - CHAPTER 46 - MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACT as is now in its entirety here after some “tinkering” with administrative rules. http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/medicalmarijuana/title50chapter46mma.pdf
What I find most interesting is the updated Montana Medical Marijuana Program Historical Database as of 3/7/10. http://www.dphhs.mt.gov/medicalmarijuana/mmphistoricaldata.shtml
The data base says there are 10,582 legal patients in the State of Montana with 139 of those residing in Hill County. The report further goes on to state that there are 2,635 people they call “care givers” or what we would call “growers” in Montana, 20 of which are registered in Hill County.
The Medical Marijuana Policy Project of Montana, which has a Washington D.C. address, donated $554,505 to the 2004 ballot initiative passage of I-148 or over 99% of all the proponent money raised. The cat is now out of the bag and it appears that the oversight of this cash “industry” is sadly in a state of disarray. It really seems funny that our legislative leaders have missed this potential for yet another over-taxed cash cow that seems to have missed the “sin” tax advocates radar.