- Associated Press - Thursday, May 12, 2016

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Advocates for medicinal marijuana in Montana are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a state court decision that drastically restricts the availability of the drug.

In a petition filed Thursday with the nation’s high court, the Montana Cannabis Industry Association says the underpinnings of a February ruling by the Montana Supreme Court mistakenly assumed that marijuana is universally illegal under federal law. The group says that rationale led the court to uphold key provisions in a 2011 state law limiting marijuana providers to selling the drug to a maximum of three patients.

The attorney for the group, Jim Goetz, argues that the federal government allows states to implement their own laws on marijuana.

Unless the federal court stays the earlier court ruling, restrictions placed by the 2011 law go into effect Aug. 31.

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