Montana Medical Marijuana Program

Important Information:

Update 4/3/2020

A directive implementing Executive Orders 2-2020 and 2-2030 has been approved. This directive provides important policy changes that will ensure the Montana Medical Marijuana Program is able to continue to serve applicants, registered cardholders, providers and physicians while also addressing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Quick summary of the Directive (please read the directive linked above for full text)

  1. Registered Cardholder daily purchase limits are suspended but monthly purchase limits remain in effect. Registered cardholders may purchase and possess their entire monthly purchase limit at one time.
  2. Current registered cardholder renewals will not require an updated physician’s statement. Renewals will be approved for the same time period as the previous physician’s statement. Montanans who are not currently registered can obtain a physician’s statement via telemedicine.
  3. Physicians may conduct telemedicine appointments for new patients or patients due for renewal via an audio or video approach.
  4. Providers may renew business licenses and receive provisional approval without an in person inspection. Inspections will be conducted at a later date as the health situation permits.
  5. Compliance inspections will be limited to complaint driven inspections based on reports that may impact public health, welfare or safety.
  6. Finger-print based background checks are not required.
  7. New medical marijuana licenses and/or canopy tier licenses will not be issued at this time.
  8. Medical marijuana providers may hand deliver medical marijuana products to registered cardholders in a vehicle parked immediately outside the dispensary without performing a METRC transfer.

Update 3/23/2020

Important Information for Patients and Providers (published 3/23/2020): Please read the document here.

For inquiries related to COVID-19 effects on the program, please email covid19info@mt.gov.

For all other inquiries, please email mtmarijuanaprogram@mt.gov.

The Montana Medical Marijuana Act (MMA) has gone through extensive changes since it became law in 2004. The most recent changes occurred when the 2019 Legislature passed Senate Bill 265 (SB265) creating more detailed program regulations. Some of the provisions in the new law went into effect upon passage, May 3, 2019.  Patients, providers, physicians and labs are encouraged to become familiar with the provisions of the new law.

  1. Proposed Rules Notice: See the proposed rules package for further information on the public hearing and comment period.
  2. Testing requirements reminder: starting May 1, 2020 all medical marijuana products sold must have passed testing from a licensed laboratory. This includes all products harvested, manufactured, and/or packaged before that date.
  3. Online business applications are temporarily disabled starting December 23, 2019 while Complia is reconfigured to comply with SB265. Temporary paper applications are available now and can be sent in via mail or email. Please note patient and agent applications are unaffected and will continue to be available online through Complia.
    1. New Business Canopy License Application
    2. New Location License Application
    3. Renewal Canopy Application
    4. Renewal Dispensary Application
    5. Update Application
    6. Additional Application Information
  4. Patients will be untethered from providers on or before July 1, 2020.  This means patients registered with a provider will be able to purchase medicine from any registered provider.  Further updates will be posted here as they become available.

Please do not call to check your status prior to 30 days from the date we receive your application.

Complia & METRC Application Quick Guide for Providers