Montana Medical Marijuana Laws
Montana Marijuana Program
Montana Department of Health and Human Services
To be able to possess, purchase, cultivate or use medical marijuana in the state of Montana, you must apply and be approved for a Montana Medical Marijuana Program Registry Identification Card. It’s important to note before you begin the application process, you must have a Physician Statement for a Debilitating Medical Condition which a medical doctor or doctor of osteopathy must complete. A debilitating condition defined by the state of Montana includes, but is not limited to, the following medical conditions: cancer, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s Disease, seizures, and PTSD. The MJ doctor must be licensed in Montana and be in good standing with the Montana Board of Medical Examiners. As part of the Physician Statement for a Debilitating Condition, the MJ doctor must attest that he or she is either the patient’s treating physician and the patient has been under his or her ongoing medical care as part of a bona fide professional relationship. Or, that he or she is the patient’s referral physician and has assumed primary responsibility for the management and routine care of the patient’s debilitating medical condition after conducting a comprehensive review of the patient’s medical history and conducting a physical examination that includes a review of any medical records maintained by another doctor, including the patient’s response and reaction to traditional forms of treatment. There are other items the MJ doctor must certify to, including that they’ve described the potential risks with a patient and have, after medical document and medical history review, determined that the patient has a qualifying debilitating condition that would benefit from the use of marijuana treatment. You will need to keep a copy of the Physician Statement for Debilitating Condition form, as you must submit it with your marijuana card application. Before your appointment with a MJ doctor, you may want to inquire as to what medical history and condition records your physician may need to evaluate your medical condition.
Due to COVID-19, telemedicine is allowed in the state of Montana. If interested in telemedicine, contact your MMJ doctor to determine if this is a possibility.
A registered cardholder who has named a provider may possess up to one ounce of usable marijuana.
A registered cardholder who has not named a provider may possess up to 4 mature plants, 4 seedlings, and the amount of usable marijuana allowed by the department by rule.
Yes. A “caregiver” means a person who is at least twenty-one (21) years old who has agreed to assist with a qualifying patient’s medical use of marijuana and has qualified for and obtained a caregiver identification card issued by the Department of Health. The Department may limit the number of qualifying patients a caregiver may assist at one time and the number of caregivers that a qualifying patient may have at one time.
To obtain a marijuana card, you must apply through the electronic Complia Portal which can be found on the Montana Department of Health and Human Services website. You must submit a photo that reflects your current appearance. There are certain guidelines that must be followed for the photo to be acceptable. Also, you must submit a copy of your Montana Driver’s License or Montana Tribal ID, provider information, and the signed Physician Statement for a Debilitating Medical Condition form. For minors, the necessary application document requirements are different as well as the MJ physician statement form. Upon receipt of your application, you will receive an email confirming receipt. After your application is reviewed, you will be notified via email if you’ve been approved, need to submit a correction, or are denied. Expiration dates are one year from the date of the physician recommendation. Renewal applications must be submitted 30 days before the expiration date.
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Medicinal marijuana and low-THC products are available for qualified patients under the Montana Medical Marijuana Program. In many states, legal cannabis products include marijuana CBD oil, tinctures, edibles, capsules, vape products and flower.
For more information pertaining to Montana’s Medical Marijuana Program, including approved qualifying medical conditions and steps to take to obtain your Montana marijuana card.Montana Medical Marijuana Program