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Montana Medical Marijuana Law

Status

 

Operational

Law Signed:

2004

QUALIFYING CONDITIONS

  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Crohn's disease
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Nausea
  • Seizures
  • Severe or persistent muscle spasms

PATIENT POSSESSION LIMITS

One ounce

HOME CULTIVATION

Yes, four mature plants, up to 12 seedlings

STATE-LICENSED DISPENSARIES ALLOWED

Yes. Passage of Initiative I-182 in November 2016 once again permits licensed medical marijuana providers to serve more than three patients at one time. The courts have ruled that this provision may take immediate effect.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA STATUTES

  • Montana Medical Marijuana Act, Mont. Code Ann. §§ 50-46-1 to 50-46-2 (2007)

CAREGIVERS

Yes, but caregivers may provide for no more than two patients at one time (or three, if the caregiver is also a patient).

ESTIMATED NUMBER OF REGISTERED PATIENTS

RECIPROCITY

No

CONTACT INFORMATION

I-182, passed by voters on November 8, 2016, amends the state’s medical marijuana laws. It expands the pool of qualifying patients to include those with PTSD and no longer requires those with chronic pain to receive a recommendation from multiple physicians. It establishes licensing procedures for dispensaries and testing facilities. It authorizes caregivers to serve more than three patients at one time and allows for providers to hire employees to cultivate, dispense, and transport medical marijuana, among other changes. The law takes effect on June 30, 2017. However, specific provisions, such as those specific to the re-opening of licensed dispensary, have been ordered by the courts to take immediate effect. Read the full text of the initiative »     

Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services