Friday, June 4, 2010

Missoula's the most medicated

Posted By on Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 3:30 PM

It seems everyone's trying to put the brakes on Montana's thriving medical marijuana industry—except the patients.

In May, 2,504 Montanans received medical marijuana cards from the state, by far the highest tally in any month since the Medical Marijuana Act passed in 2004.

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  • Cathrine L. Walters
Missoula now has more medical medical marijuana patients—2,390—than any other county in the state. (Carter, Chester and Petroleum counties each have only one registered patient.)

And there are a grand total of 16,927 patients on the state's rolls.

You can find more data in the Montana Department of Health & Human Services' recently updated patient count (PDF).

In other medical marijuana news (there's been a glut of it recently), the AP has an interesting tidbit about the successful but very controversial group Montana Caregivers Network, which operates roving medical marijuana clinics around the state:

[Jason] Christ's group, Montana Caregivers Network, will take the caravan out of Montana later this month for the first time, with clinics scheduled in three Michigan cities: Detroit, Kalamazoo and Lansing. He said pot advocates from several other states — including New Mexico, New Jersey and Hawaii — have contacted him to inquire about setting up similar businesses.

"Ganja-preneur" Christ told the Indy back in January that he'd be a millionaire by the end of the year. Looks like he might be ahead of schedule.

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