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Jan 17, 2013 6:53 PM by MTN News - Helena

Judge rules against portions of Montana Marijuana Act

HELENA - A Helena District judge has once again struck down portions of the Montana Marijuana Act.

In his ruling District Judge Jim Reynolds said medical marijuana cardholders will be injured if the current law stays in tact.

It states a provider can only serve three medical marijuana patients and it prohibits the patient from paying the provider for the marijuana.

The medical marijuana community argues the Montana Marijuana Act forces patients to grow their own.

Judge Reynolds said under the current law medical marijuana users will be unable to do that which will cause harm to the patient.

This is the second time Reynolds has ruled on this case.

The first time his ruling was overturned by the Montana Supreme Court and sent back to him for further review.

The Attorney General's office has not said whether or not it will appeal the ruling.

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