Montana Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Close Due to Restrictions

Montana Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Close Due to Restrictions as Medical marijuana advocates estimate that over 12,000 patients are losing legal access to marijuana.

Montana Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Medical marijuana dispensaries across Montana have closed their doors as new restrictions took effect Wednesday that limit pot providers to three patients apiece, leaving thousands of pot users registered with the state without a legal way to buy the drug.

The restrictions begin after five years of unsuccessful court battles to overturn the 2011 state law that rolled back much of a voter-approved law that brought medical marijuana to Montana in 2004. It is one of the most significant rollbacks by the 25 states and Washington, D.C., that allow marijuana to be used for medical purposes.