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Montana Medical Marijuana Program

Laboratories

Laboratories must have a valid license displayed in their place of business that is easily identifiable.  Employees (Agents) must have their employee badge on them at all times during working hours.

Forms

Fees

License Type Fee
Laboratory License $2000.00
  • Payment must be made online by Credit/Debit Card, ACH, or mail in a check or money order. Mailed in payments will be processed upon receipt and may delay your application. No cash is allowed. Do NOT send cash.
  • Only one payment per application type will be accepted.
  • Each application must have its own individual payment.
  • All fees are for the application processing and will not be refunded if the application is incomplete, denied or the card is revoked.

Lab Application Requirements

  • All  lab applicants will apply online via Complia’s Industry Portal
  • The following is required to submit an application for a lab license:
    • Persons of interest (anyone with an ownership interest) & Scientific Director’s must submit fingerprints and have their background check complete, before an application can be processed. 
    • Copy of MT Driver’s License, MT State ID, Tribal ID, or Passport for the Scientific Director and each person of interest. If submitting a passport, include a proof of residency document for each passport. Acceptable proof of residency documents include a utility bill or lease agreement. Please contact the Montana Medical Marijuana Program for additional guidance.
    • If a lab applicant is renting or leasing the property where marijuana is tested, include a notarized Landlord Permission Form
    • Scientific Director’s Resume
  • Register for an employee badge (remind employees to register as well).
  • Lab applications will be processed in the order received
  • An email notification will be sent upon receipt of application. After review, an email indicating approval, rejection, or denial will be sent. Further instructions will be included if applicable.
  • If your application was rejected, follow the Application Rejection Process to remediate the outstanding issues and resubmit your application.
  • When an application is approved, an email notification will be sent with instructions on how to get credentialed into METRC’s tracking system. Access to METRC is not available until a business license application has been approved.
  • Expiration dates will be 1 year from the day the application is approved.
  • Submit Renewal applications 45 days before expiration date to allow for processing. Renewal notifications will be emailed 45 days before license(s) expire.
  • Contact Montana Medical Marijuana Program (406) 444-0596 for questions regarding the application process.

Change Requests

  • Changes to employees are managed through METRC
  • These changes must be submitted to the department within 10 days to avoid being revoked from the registry:
    • Personal information
      Name
      Address
      Mailing address
    • Change in ownership
    • Change in Scientific Director
    • Request to be removed from registry