Medical Marijuana in Montana
In 2011, Montana passed Senate Bill 423, which added on to the existing 2004 legalization of medical marijuana.
Under Montana’s medical marijuana law, patients may be recommended marijuana for the following conditions:
- Crohn’s Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Any other chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition which produces for a specific patient one or more of the following, and for which, in the professional opinion of the patient’s physician, such condition may reasonably be relieved by the medical use of marijuana: Cachexia, Severe pain, Severe Nausea, Seizures or Muscle Spasms
How to Apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Montana
To apply for a Montana Medical Marijuana Card, you must meet the following criteria:
- You must be a resident of Montana
- You must obtain a copy of your medical records which show that you have been diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition
- You must be able to show proof of chronic pain, if that is your qualifying condition, by submitting X-Rays and MRI findings or by receiving a second physician’s opinion.
You can register with the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services by sending your application form, Written Certification and a $75 annual application fee to the address listed below.
Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Licensure Bureau
2401 Colonial Drive, P.O. Box 202953
Helena, MT, 59620-2953
Patients in the state of Montana must annually renew medical marijuana recommendations, and then resubmit paperwork to get a patient card, with an additional $75 fee.