Medical marijuana distributors subject to federal prosecution despite state law

Montana voters approved a medical cannabis measure in 2004, but some provisions remain in limbo after a recent court ruling
American Medical News (US)
Monday, February 13, 2012

A Montana medical marijuana law does not shield cannabis dispensers from federal prosecution, a district court has ruled. The ruling will decrease the number of doctors willing to recommend medical marijuana to patients, as well as the number of entities that distribute medical cannabis, said Timothy Baldwin, an attorney for the plaintiffs. "The way the federal government has treated the industry in Montana and other states, it has caused people to become scared of being targeted [for prosecution]. That would include doctors," he said.