Montana: Law Change Permits Patients to Visit Multiple Dispensaries

Helena, MT: New rules took effect this week amending the state’s medical cannabis access program so that registered patients now have the option to obtain marijuana from multiple dispensaries.

Under the previous rules, state-qualified patients were limited to purchasing cannabis products from a single, designated dispensary. That policy ended Tuesday. Now patients can visit any of the state’s 235 registered facilities.

Separate emergency rules passed in response to the COVID pandemic have also taken effect increasing the total amount of cannabis patients may obtain from a dispensary in a single visit. Under the policy change, patients have the option to purchase up to a one-month supply of cannabis (five ounces) during a single visit to a dispensary.

For more information, contact Carly Wolf, NORML State Policies Coordinator. Additional information about the Montana Medical Marijuana Program is available online.