Montana issuing hundreds of pot cards despite law
HELENA — A health department official said Wednesday it's not feasible to stop issuing medical marijuana cards as the state moves to a more restrictive law, so the agency will continue to process hundreds of applications for pot cards.
The marijuana overhaul became law on May 14, immediately repealing the Department of Public Health and Human Service's authority to issue new cards.
Roy Kemp, who oversees the card issuing process, said that is far too abrupt. His department will continue to distribute cards under the old law until June 20 because Kemp said patients haven't had time to pr...