Civil Liberties

Pro-Pot Ruling Reversed by Montana Supreme Court

There's no fundamental right to use something that's illegal, says the court, which sort of begs the question


You don't have the right to light 'em up in Big Sky Country — that's what the Montana Supreme Court says.

On Tuesday, the court held there is no fundamental right for the use of medical marijuana, or any drug that's prohibited under federal law. In a 6-1 decision, the Montana Supreme Court reversed a lower court ruling that blocked enforcement of a state law to restrict access to medical marijuana.