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Montana Medical Marijuana Program

The Montana Medical Marijuana Act (MMA) has seen many challenges and revisions since it was first passed into law in 2004. The most recent changes occurred when the 2017 Legislature passed SB333 creating more detailed regulations, allowing for additional chemical manufacturing of marijuana products, and creating a tax on gross sales. The 2017-2018 Children, Families, Health and Human Services Interim Committee  provides oversight of the MMA and monitors implementation of the law. 

*Card expiration date is determined by the date the card is issued so the expiration date on your new card may not remain the same.

*All forms must be signed and cannot be submitted electronically.

* Both the cardholder and provider need to have valid registry identification cards in their possession to receive marijuana and marijuana products.

**Please do not call to check your status prior to 30 days from the date we receive your application. The processing of applications takes time, and the same staff who review your application also answer the phones. The more calls we receive, the slower we process applications.

Cardholders

Forms and Applications

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.

Property and Kinship Guidelines

FAQs

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.

Registered Cardholder Forms and Application Requirements

  • All registered cardholder applicants must submit the appropriate application form and 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
  • 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 no sooner than 30 days prior to expiration to prevent this from happening.
  • If a registered cardholder applicant plans on 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.

Providers

Fees

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.

FAQs

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.

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.

Forms

Labs

Forms and Applications

Fees

FAQs

Licensed Marijuana Testing Labs

  • Stillwater Laboratories, Olney, MT (406) 291-7698
  • White Buffalo Laboratories, Missoula, MT (406) 239-3638
  • Fidelity Diagnostics Laboratory LLC, Missoula MT (406) 926-2211
  • Montana Labs Inc., Bozeman MT. (509) 284-7522

Dispensaries

Forms and Applications

Fees

FAQs

 

Physicians