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Medical Marijuana in Montana

As of November 2, 2004, Montana voters approved Initiative 148 allowing for the possession, consumption, and cultivation of medical marijuana for qualifying patients. Upon amending the initiative on July 1, 2011, patients are now allowed to have up to 12 seedlings (plants under 12 inches tall and 12 inches wide), four mature flowering plants, and one ounce of usable marijuana. If the patient designates a provider (caregiver), they are not allowed to grow for themselves.

Frequently asked questions about medical cannabis in Montana:

  • How do I get a medical marijuana card in the state of Montana?

    In order to receive a medical marijuana card in Montana, you must have a written recommendation from your physician stating that you will benefit from the use of medical marijuana. Upon submission and completion of the application process, you may use your card at dispensaries of your choosing.

  • Where can I find a medical marijuana doctor for a recommendation in Montana?

    To find a doctor for a medical marijuana recommendation in your community, please enter your location in the search field above.

  • What is needed to submit an application for a medical marijuana card?

    • Montana Marijuana Program Application Form
    • Application Fee paid by check or money order - $75.00 (Renewal fees are also $75.00)
    • Photocopy of valid Montana driver’s license or photo identification
    • Applicable Physician Statement
    • Landlord Permission Form (if applicable)
    • Packets must be mailed to: DPHHS/MMP
  • Where can I purchase medical marijuana in Montana?

    Patients with a valid Montana medical marijuana card and proper photo identification can purchase medical marijuana at dispensaries of their choosing. To find a local, trusted medical marijuana business in your area, please enter your location in the search field above.

Recreational Marijuana in Montana

As it currently stands, there isn’t much movement on the legalization of recreational cannabis in Montana. As the state is still currently trying to configure their official medical marijuana laws, it is likely that we might not see recreational marijuana on the ballot until 2020.

Frequently asked questions about recreational cannabis in Montana:

  • How old do I have to be to purchase recreational marijuana in the state of Montana?

    If and when recreational marijuana becomes legal in Montana, consumers would need to be at least 21 years of age or older to purchase in retail stores. As with alcohol, it is illegal to give or sell marijuana to minors.

  • Where can I purchase recreational marijuana in Montana?

    As recreational marijuana is still illegal in Montana, there are currently no retail marijuana stores in the state.

  • Where am I legally allowed to consume recreational marijuana?

    It is illegal to consume recreational marijuana in all public places including in cars, parks, concerts, federal land, etc. Patients with medical marijuana registry cards are allowed to consume their medicine in private and personal settings only.

  • How much recreational marijuana can I have in my possession in the state of Montana?

    Unless you have a state-issued Montana medical marijuana card, you are not allowed to possess any marijuana in the state. Medical marijuana patients and their caregivers are allowed to have 12 seedlings, four mature flowering plants, and one ounce of usable marijuana.