Whitefish, MT, Montana

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 4

Legislation:Possession of 60 grams or less of marijuana is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of $100 – $500 for the first conviction. For subsequent convictions the penalties increase to up to three years in prison and a fine up to $1,000. Possession of greater than 60 grams carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison and a fine up to $50,000.

Any conviction requires dangerous drug information course.

Possible alternative sentencing instead of incarceration.

Law enforcement:Pretty laid back. Don’t be blatant.

Where to buy marijuana:Anywhere, just ask. The bars, chair lifts, river put-ins. Everyone smokes or at least used to.

Marijuana prices:$50/quarter schwag

$50/eighth $90-100/quarter for kind bud

Marijuana brands:Everyone’s home growin now…..but doesn’t mean it’s always out there. There are still many dry spells.

More information:DON’T SCREW WITH THE BOARDERS!!!! Not worth the risk at all. I’ve been searched many times….never busted, but have had friends popped with small amounts. Cars taken, jail time, can’t go into Canada anymore, etc. If you get it in the US, leave it there. Get it in Canada, leave it there.

Missoula, MT, Montana

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 4.8

Legislation: They recently passed Iniative 2 that makes marijuana the least punishable crime if you are above the age of 21. If the amount in question is 60 grams or under they will write you a ticket which will be less that a jay-walking fine!

Not friendly but rarely enforced. Stay under 60g to remain in misdemeanor category.

Under an ounce is a misdeameanor, which is generally just a fine, not too bad…and every time a cop has seen me smoking or smelled pot on me they have let me go. Medicinal pot is legal in the state, so if you have a med card then you can have 4 plants or 1 oz.

another reporter added: “Montana has had a medical marijuana law since November, 2004. “Sixty-two percent of voters approved Initiative 148 on November 2, 2004. The law took effect that same day. It removes state-level criminal penalties on the use, possession and cultivation of marijuana by patients who possess written documentation from their physicians authorizing the medical use of marijuana. Patients diagnosed with the following illnesses are afforded legal protection under this act: cachexia or wasting syndrome; severe or chronic pain; severe nausea; seizures, including but not limited to seizures caused by epilepsy; or severe or persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to spasms caused by multiple sclerosis or Crohn’s disease. Patients (or their primary caregivers) may possess no more than six marijuana plants. The law establishes a confidential state-run patient registry that issues identification cards to qualifying patients. To date, approximately 120 cards

have been issued to registered patients.” Source: http://www.norml.com/index.cfm?Group_ID=4548&wtm_view=medical”

Law Enforcement: Most relaxed cops ever encountered!

Won’t flat out ignore you or complaints by the neighbors. Mostly bust kids in dorms though, can’t imagine a cop coming buy to bust you for smoking in your home.

Another reporter added: “I have been around cops while smoking, in public. If your not in an area which is populated by large amounts of kids, and are not being loud or rude they will leave you alone. Be very careful while in dorms they really like to bust you there.”

Good news and bad news as of Fall 2007.

Good news: Fall 2007, one year after Initiative 2, prosecutors are getting ready to implement as the lowest law enforcement priority in the county the possession of small amounts of marijuana cases, as passed by a majority in a referendum. “according to a draft of the policy by Missoula County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg, an outspoken opponent of the measure.” “In the interest of compliance with the 2006 voter initiative on marijuana … we are asking law enforcement officers to stop arresting individuals or writing and submitting tickets (with mandatory appearance dates) where the offense committed is solely possession of marijuana in misdemeanor amounts or possession of drug paraphernalia intended for use of marijuana,” “Van Valkenburg’s policy also instructs deputy prosecutors to charge misdemeanor marijuana cases on a lowest-priority basis when marijuana is the sole offense. We will treat them as uncharged cases that will be assigned to a prosecutor and charged on a

lowest priority basis,” according to the (draft) policy. “If charged, we will seek issuance of a summons with the complaint.” If a defendant is charged but has no criminal record of consequence, county attorneys will offer a deferred prosecution agreement rather than filing formal charges. No court appearance would be required.” A “committee will annually track and report to taxpayers how much local government time and money is being spent on adult marijuana offenses as compared to other law enforcement issues.” “the annual report, which will be available to members of the public on Nov. 14.”

Bad news that probably still is true as of Fall 2007: A Missoula county public defender of seven years, Rob Henry, wrote to a local newspaper in Spring 2007, cautioning people about undercover entrapment and strict prosecutors “In my experience, however, the majority of felony marijuana cases deal with very small amounts of pot, less than the 60-gram misdemeanor limit for possession. These cases often involve users who sell or barter small quantities of marijuana, often for no monetary profit. I have had clients who were pestered by undercover informants, who they mistakenly thought were their friends, into procuring small amounts of pot for them, merely serving as middle men and making absolutely no money from the transaction. Such activity results in a charge of criminal distribution of dangerous drugs, a felony.

This felony statute can also be applied to merely passing a pipe or joint to another person, and, despite Van Valkenburg’s assertion that his office will exercise discretion, I know of at least one such prosecution that is currently being pursued by the County Attorney’s Office. Another common felony charge is criminal possession with intent to distribute, with a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $50,000 fine. A person can be prosecuted for this if they have less than 60 grams of marijuana that is merely in more than one baggie or container. Another situation that can result in a serious felony conviction is the cultivation of even one tiny marijuana plant. My gut tells me that these are exactly the kind of cases the citizens of Missoula County had in mind when they voted for Initiative 2. Rob Henry, Missoula”

Yet the local law enforcement has told newspapers they disagree with Rob Henry’s interpretation of Initiative 2, and are just not prosecuting simple possession of marijuana in small amounts.

References: http://cannabisnews.com/news/23/thread23424.shtml and http://www.missoulian.com/articles/2007/04/02/letters/letters1.txt

Where to buy Marijuana in Missoula, Montana : Palace Billiards, The Ox, UC Game Room, downtown on the street. Also, the Rhino and Top Hat. Friendly enough crowd.

Another reporter added: “Around the campus, you can tell what these people look like and some are not even normal just keep and eye and ear peeled and you will find it.”

Missoula, Montana Marijuana Prices: 45 for 1/8’s of headies, always AK, trainwreck, blueberry, juicyfruit, afgooey, etc.

– 80 for 1/4

– 230 for 1 oz

a recent report is: “50/ 8th standard

quarter deals when you find them

ounces hard to come by under 300 of any decent quality schwag at 25/8th”

and another reporter added: “That can range from 25 an eight to 50 an eight. if you take your time you will find very good quality for 50. I wouldn’t pay much over 50 for anything no matter what they say. Lower prices can usually be found off campus easier.”

Brands: There are many brands found in missoula the best time of year is from thanksgiving until after christmas break. Trainwreck, BlueGoo, Fire, White Widow Almost anything you want.

More Information: Weekend nights around games everybody’s drunk and wandering. Ask them. Odds of a cop sting while doing that are absolute zero. Odds of trouble driving drunk though are very very high. Fairly good priorities among cops when it comes to small amount users.

Great Falls, MT, Montana

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 2.5

Legislation:

Law enforcement: Cops are very bad and try to bust traffic violators and underage drinking parties more than anything.

Where to buy marijuana:

Marijuana prices: 1/8 – $50 for most, $60 for chronic

1/4 – $100

1/2 oz – $150-180

1 oz – $250-330

Marijuana brands:

More information:

 

Bozeman, MT, Montana

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 3

Legislation: nder an ounce is a misdeameanor, which is generally just a fine, not too bad…and every time a cop has seen me smoking or smelled pot on me they have let me go. Medicinal pot is legal in the state, so if you have a med card then you can have 4 plants or 1 oz.

another reporter added: “Montana has had a medical marijuana law since November, 2004. “Sixty-two percent of voters approved Initiative 148 on November 2, 2004. The law took effect that same day. It removes state-level criminal penalties on the use, possession and cultivation of marijuana by patients who possess written documentation from their physicians authorizing the medical use of marijuana. Patients diagnosed with the following illnesses are afforded legal protection under this act: cachexia or wasting syndrome; severe or chronic pain; severe nausea; seizures, including but not limited to seizures caused by epilepsy; or severe or persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to spasms caused by multiple sclerosis or Crohn’s disease. Patients (or their primary caregivers) may possess no more than six marijuana plants. The law establishes a confidential state-run patient registry that issues identification cards to qualifying patients.

Law Enforcement: Cops are not chill at all. If you get caught with weed you are going to get a ticket! Just dont be stupid.

Most of their focus is on the college students selling… There was a large bust here a few months ago, where 8 students were arrested for distribution.

Another reporter added: “this is a university town with 3 seperate branches of the law in the area campus police , city of bozeman and gallatin county sheriffs department and I would only say that they activily bust folks to varying degrees open smoking is quite rae contrary to the former post with naive buyers regularily stung”

Where to buy Marijuana in Bozeman, Montana : To find any nugs I would suggest going around the campus area. On College street there is a gas station right across the street there are some of little apartments, Many occupents of these apartments sit on the front porch and smoke joints or blunts. It is very easy to score if you just ask. Almost always you can get blueberry or Oregon fire.

Bozeman, Montana Marijuana Prices :

Usually 50-60 an 1/8 for the dank.

40-50 for some Beaster.

Bozeman, Montana Marijuana brands:

Lots of blueberry, purps, and fire if you find the right people.

Also lots of shitty beaster if you dont find the right people

Butte, MT, Montana

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 4

Legislation: In November 2004, Montana voters by a significant margin (62 percent) passed Initiative 148, allowing certain patients with specific medical conditions to alleviate their symptoms through the limited use of marijuana under medical supervision.

The new law, effective immediately upon passage, also allows qualified patients and their caregivers to grow and/or possess a restricted number of marijuana plants. Montana is the 10th state to pass a medical marijuana law. Under federal law, it is still illegal to grow, sell, purchase, or use marijuana, even for health-related reasons.

Law enforcement: Police won’t actively target pot users, but they will respond to complaints, and you will be ticketed and charged if caught with marijuana or a pipe. Fines for possession are typically $550. Don’t do it in public and don’t be stupid. Butte is known for its parties, but law enforcement will be in full force during festivals such as St. Patrick’s Day or Evel Knievel Days (August), so be discreet.

Where to buy marijuana: Your best bet is to make conversation with someone at the Silver Dollar Saloon, or during festivals approach a stoner-looking person. Be friendly and honest and someone will probably be able to smoke you up, if not find you a small amount. Uptown Butte is a funky historic district with stunning architecture and old mine yards; a great place for a stoner to explore. The uptown area has several coffee shops, a few art galleries, and many decent bars, along with a few sketchy ones. Locals are very accepting of weed, but they mostly like to drink. The Silver Dollar Saloon is more of a hippie bar and very pot friendly.

A good place to smoke is on the “M” of Big Butte overlooking the city, at Granite Mountain Memorial near Walkerville, or in any of the funky back alleys of Uptown.

Marijuana prices: 1/8 = $50

1/4 = $80-100

Marijuana brands: Usually your standard B.C. fare, although occasionally Humboldt nugs will come through town. Shwag is uncommon, but available if you find the right people.

More information:

Billings, MT, Montana

Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 3.5

Legislation: Possession of 60 grams or less of marijuana is a misdemeanor, punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of $100 – $500 for the first conviction. For subsequent convictions the penalties increase to up to three years in prison and a fine up to $1,000. Possession of greater than 60 grams carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison and a fine up to $50,000.

Any conviction requires dangerous drug information course.

Possible alternative sentencing instead of incarceration.

Law enforcement: the cops aren’t to harsh up here they usually let you go with a slap on the wrist because they are mostly looking for drunk drivers and such.

Where to buy marijuana: N/A

Marijuana prices: $50 1/8th

$100 1/4

$250 oz.

Marijuana brands: swag, mids, nugget, chronic, train wreak