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Montana Marijuana

Montana Marijuana Program

Contact the Program:

Phone: 406-444-0596
Fax: 406-444-1742

Marijuana Program Changes

*If you are adding a provider as a result of the three cardholder limit being removed due to I-182, both cardholder and provider need to have new cards issued after 12/6/16 in their possession to receive marijuana and marijuana products.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

*Effective July 9, 2016, the Registered Cardholder Application Fee is $5.00.

 *Do NOT send cash. Fees are nonrefundable.

Important Information about the Marijuana Registry

MMP Court Implementation Update

Property and Kinship Guidelines (revised July 25, 2016)

Forms and Application Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Montana Marijuana Act

(as passed by 2013 Legislature, however the State of Montana is preliminarily enjoined from enforcing section 50-46-308(3), (6)(a) and (6)(b), MCA, until August 31, 2016.

Montana Marijuana Program Rules

Litigation and Court Decisions

See Below for Other Montana Marijuana Program Information


Fees

 *Effective July 9, 2016, the Registered Cardholder Application Fee is $5.00. 

  • Payment must be made by check or money order.  No cash is allowed. Do not send cash.
  • Only one check or money order per application is accepted.  Each application must have its own individual payment.
  • Fees will be processed upon receipt.
  • All fees are for the application processing and will not be refunded if the application is incomplete, denied or the card is revoked.

Provider/Marijuana Infused Products Provider (MIPP) application fees:

Application $50 (Providers/MIPPS must reapply annually)

  • Payment must be made by check or money order.  No cash is allowed.
  • Only one check or money order per application is accepted.  Each application must have its own individual payment.
  • Fees will be processed upon receipt.
  • All fees are for the application processing and will not be refunded if the application is incomplete, denied or the card is revoked.

Applications Materials and Change Request Forms

At the top of each application there is a checklist which tells the applicant the materials that need to be sent with the application.  Review the checklist before sending application materials to the department.  All applications require a photocopy of a valid (not expired) Montana driver's license or state issued ID, to prove Montana residency. The photocopy must be legible.

Provider/MIPP Forms and Application Requirements

  • All provider/MIPP applicants must submit fingerprints at the time of application, and have their background check completed, before their application can be processed.
  • Provider/MIPP applicants must be named by a registered cardholder applicant, in order to become a provider/MIPP.
  • Provider/MIPP applicants must send at least one change request form for a cardholder naming the applicant as their provider, with their provider application packet.
  • If a provider/MIPP applicant is renting or leasing the property where they are cultivating and manufacturing marijuana, they must include a notarized Landlord Permission Form with their application packet.
  • Providers/MIPPs must reapply annually.  The department will send provider/MIPPs reapplication materials at least 30 days prior to their expiration date.  Provider/MIPP expiration dates are the date of their last fingerprint background check

Registered Cardholder Forms and Application Requirements

  • All registered cardholder applicants must submit the appropriate application form and the appropriate physician's statement.  Application forms include:
  • Cardholder applicant (all prospective cardholders above 18 years of age)
  • Minor cardholder applicant
  • Physician Form for Minors
  • Physician Form for applicants with a Debilitating Medical Condition (other than severe chronic pain)
  • Physician Form for applicants with a Severe Chronic Pain Diagnosis
  • New conditions have been added to the list of debilitating medical conditions for which physicians can recommend marijuana.
  • Registered cardholder applications will be processed in the order received.
  • If a renewal application is processed more than 30 days before the renewal date, the expiration date will be 365 days after the day processed.  The expiration date will not be the same as it was the prior year.  Cardholders are encouraged to send in renewals 30 days prior to expiration, to prevent this from happening.
  • If a registered cardholder applicant is growing their own marijuana, and rents or leases the property where they plan to cultivate and manufacture marijuana, they must include a notarized Landlord Permission Form with their application packet.
  • If a registered cardholder applicant names a provider on their application and that person is not an approved provider/MIPP, the approved patient will receive a card with no named provider.  If the person named is approved to be a provider/MIPP by the department, the patient will receive a new card with the approved provider listed.

Change Request Form

  • Registered cardholders who wish to add a provider, or make changes to their personal information must use a Change Request Form to notify the department.
  • Providers must use a Change Request Form to notify the department of changes to their personal information.
  • Registered cardholders and providers, who do not notify the department of address changes within 10 days of the change, may be revoked from the registry.
  • No fee is required when submitting a Change Request Form.
  • No driver’s license or state issued ID is required when submitting a Change Request Form.

All forms must be signed and cannot be submitted electronically.

MMP Current Registry Information

MMP Historical Data

Prior Registry Information - Year to Date