Best of the Indy Blog 2011: marijuana

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This is the time of year news organizations look back at the top stories of the past year, and, lo and behold, the Indy Blog is getting in on the action. Throughout the rest of the week we'll highlight the most popular posts from the year that was.

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First up: medical marijuana.

There are plenty of posts to choose from here, which is not surprising considering the Associated Press recently named medical marijuana the news story of the year. At the Indy Blog, our high-traffic posts covered the governor saying he'd let the Legislature's medical marijuana reform bill pass into law, and the successful campaign to get a referendum on that same bill put on the 2012 general election ballot. We also wrote about federal raids and a new push to target medical marijuana advertising.

But the top post appeared Feb. 22 and featured a poll showing 63% of Montanans opposed the repeal of the Medical Marijuana Act. Matthew Frank wrote:

The findings appear to conflict with the mood in Montana's Capitol. The Senate will soon take up a bill that would repeal the Montana Medical Marijuana Act. The House passed the measure on Monday by a vote of 62-37. This despite the fact that 62 percent of Montana voters approved the law in 2004.

Read the full post here.

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