Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Billings Gazette Publishes Medical Marijuana Business Addresses
Like most Montana towns that are wrestling with the medical marijuana debate the City of Billings has placed a moratorium on further expansion of medical marijuana. One thing that is slightly different in Billings is that each current operation had to obtain a business license with their location and patient numbers spelled out. Apparently this is deemed public knowledge as the Billings Gazette has published a Google map showing where all of the licensed operations are located in the city. Take a look at this Google interactive map link and you will see that not only can you see a picture of each business at the specific location but you can also get easy driving directions to find your “medication”
Should the Havre City Council also consider following Billings lead and just license and disclose the operations to the public? Would knowing where the medical marijuana operations are make the people in opposition to these businesses feel better? Or would that just lead to more trouble like the recent fire-bombings that took place in Billings?