- Admittance into hospice care in accordance with rules adopted by the department
- Cachexia or wasting syndrome
- Central nervous system disorder resulting in chronic, painful spasticity or muscle spasms
- Crohn’s disease
- Epilepsy or an intractable seizure disorder
- Intractable nausea or vomiting
- Painful peripheral neuropathy
- Post traumatic stress disorder
- Severe chronic pain that is persistent pain of severe intensity that significantly interferes with daily activities as documented by the patient’s treating physician
PATIENT POSSESSION LIMITS
Effective June 30, 2017: 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. If two or more registered cardholders share a residence and have not named providers, the cardholders may have a maximum of 8 mature plants, 8 seedlings, and the amount of usable marijuana allowed by the department by rule.
Yes. See above.
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)
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
- Source: Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services, as of January 2021
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 »