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President Trump and members of Congress are trying to strike a deal over border security and the fate of undocumented immigrants under the DACA program. But on Wednesday a judge put a temporary hold on Trump’s plan to end DACA in March.

The president met with a bipartisan group of lawmakers before the ruling this week, including Montana Democratic Senator Jon Tester.  He spoke with Yellowstone Public Radio’s Nate Hegyi after the meeting about border walls, weed, and his top priorities for 2018.

A Montana Buds medical marijuana sign.
Corin Cates-Carney

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — Medical marijuana providers and patients in Montana say proposed regulatory actions would place considerable cost and time burdens on them.

The Montana Standard reports the stakeholders voiced opposition to the set of proposed rules during a hearing Thursday at the state Department of Public Health and Human Services.

The first collections from Montana’s new medical marijuana tax are substantially greater than projections.
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The first collections from Montana’s new medical marijuana tax are substantially greater than projections.

New numbers show that marijuana providers paid a total of $380,000 in taxes in the first quarter of the fiscal year alone.

Montana Lawmakers Consider 6 Percent Tax On Medical Marijuana
Courtesy Drug Policy Alliance

Montana’s medical marijuana providers have to start paying taxes on their product this month.

State lawmakers got an update on September 14 on Montana’s new medical marijuana regulation program.
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State lawmakers got an update on September 14 on Montana’s new medical marijuana regulation program. The program will launch at the end of next April. 

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