SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has reported a new daily high for coronavirus cases, putting pressure on authorities to extend their toughest distancing rules.
MONTANA - In Helena, the Senate Committee for Marijuana Law heard from officials in Colorado on challenges with enforcing marijuana laws and containing the black market.
MONTANA - With less than a month to go before the end of the Montana legislative session, one of the big recreational cannabis implementation bills was heard Monday for the first time in the Senate.
MONTANA - Three bills on recreational marijuana implementation are headed to the Senate, all with a different vision for the industry. One extra task: lawmakers only had until Thursday this week to vote on the bills due to a procedural deadline.
MONTANA - Representative Bill Mercer, from Billings, describes how HB 683 would use left-over marijuana tax money for pension programs. The bulk of it would be spent by the Department of Revenue for administration and enforcement expenses from running the marijuana program.
MONTANA - After a lot of activity Thursday, lawmakers decided to send three marijuana bills to the House floor. All of the bills present a different version of how recreational marijuana implementation could work in Montana. However, they now have less than a week to send the bills to the Senate.
MONTANA - Representative Jonathan Windy Boy's HB 621 in the state legislature aims to give more money to tribal governments, courtesy of recreation marijuana sales taxes.
MONTANA - Thursday night, 19 U.S. Senators, led by Border Patrol, visited the Mexico border along the Rio Grande River. Among them was Senator Steve Daines. On a press conference call with reporters, Sen. Daines detailed what he saw, and talked about the current situation at the border.
BILLINGS - After the horrific shooting in Boulder, Colorado Monday, President Biden said it's possible to ban "assault weapons and high capacity magazines" in the country.
MONTANA - A bill on marijuana advertising has passed the House and is now in Senate committee hearings. If it becomes law, cannabis companies could advertise their products on websites and apps.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Deb Haaland took the oath of office to become the 54th Secretary of the Department of the Interior Tuesday in a small ceremony with family. The oath of office was administered by Chief of Staff Jennifer Van der Heide.
U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines voted against confirmation of President Biden’s Interior Secretary nominee Deb Haaland on Monday, according to a press release.
MONTANA - Many bills target recreational marijuana in this legislative session, with proposed restrictions and regulations on dispensaries, and even THC levels in plants. But what happens to Initiative 190 if no action is taken on these bills? Experts say it would still stand as the law, but…
MONTANA - More challenges arise in climb toward commercializing recreational marijuana as a new bill proposes limiting the amount of dispensaries in each county and puts more restrictions on the marijuana business.
MONTANA - House Bill 457 was heard in the House Business and Labor Committee Friday, and if passed, it would set back the sale of recreational marijuana in Montana to January 2023; a year later than what Initiative 190 outlined.
U.S. SENATE - On Thursday U.S. Senator Steve Daines was named ranking member of the U.S. Senate Finance Subcommittee on Health Care, according to a press release.
Some proposed legislation could limit the business model for companies growing cannabis in Montana, restricting them to growing their product exclusively indoors. Proponents of the bill say this law would also protect the state's growing hemp industry.
BILLINGS - Back in January, lawmakers turned down the Department of Revenue's $1.3 million request for the recreational marijuana program. Now, a subcommittee is recommending the program could survive on less money and staff.
HELENA, Mont. - Even after Initiative 190 passed, it's still illegal to advertise marijuana in Montana. However, one bill designed to allow limited advertising for marijuana companies is making progress after passing the House Committee of Business and Labor this week.
HELENA - On Saturday, Feb. 13, the U.S. Senate voted to acquit Donald Trump of the incitement of insurrection charge in his second impeachment trial.
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- BPD investigating 2 arson incidents possibly connected
- Developer confronts housing crisis, building 720 new units in Billings
- Amusement Park Drive-In may be closing "forever"
- Crow Tribe bringing charges against BIA officer involved in Lodge Grass incident
- 19 large fire incidents in Montana
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- Video shared on Facebook shows disturbing police K9 incident in Lodge Grass