Can I use a medical card from another state in Montana?

Not at this time. We can only serve patients with a valid Montana medical card. 

How much can I buy from a dispensary in Montana?

An individual medical cardholder may buy up to 1 ounce per day (or the equivalent in concentrates or edibles), and may purchase up to 8 ounces per month with no criminal penalties.

Can I visit multiple dispensaries a day in Montana?

Yes you can, each of the dispensaries will know how much you have purchased in the day and they will not dispense more than the 1 ounce state allowance.

Can I go to a dispensary without a card in Montana?

Yes. You must be 18+ years old to enter a dispensary in Montana with or without a valid medical card.

Will recreational purchases be available at medical dispensaries in Montana?

Starting Jan. 1, 2022, recreational purchases can be made in a medical dispensary. A licensed medical provider can operate in a shared location as both a  medical and recreational provider.  

Will recreational purchases be available in all Montana counties?

No. In counties where the majority of voters supported Initiative 190 in November 2020, recreational sales may occur starting in January 2022. In counties where the majority of voters opposed Initiative 190, recreational sales will remain prohibited. The green counties have voted to allow recreational sales. Source: Montana Department of Revenue

Montana Recreational Dispensaries County Map
What will be the tax rate on recreational purchases in 2022?
  • Recreational purchases will be taxed at 20% of retail sales.
  • Medical purchases will continue to be taxed at 4% of retail sales.
  • Local jurisdictions may add an additional tax of up to 3%.

Depending on your yearly purchase amount, qualifying for a medical card could help save you money.

How can I get qualified for a Montana medical card?

These are Qualifying Conditions Required to Get a Medical Card in Montana

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome
  • Glaucoma
  • Cancer
  • Vomiting or Intractable Nausea
  • Epilepsy or an Intractable Seizure Disorder
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Painful peripheral neuropathy
  • A central nervous system disorder resulting in chronic, painful spasticity or muscle spasms
  • Admittance into hospice care

For more information, please visit the state site.

Can a felon get a medical card in Montana ?

If you have been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor drug offense, your application will be denied.

Can medical cardholders in Montana grow their own plants?

Yes! Medical cardholders may cultivate up to four mature plants and four seedlings for private use in a private residence. If the residence is rented, there may be additional restrictions. Adults may possess an amount of flower consistent with personal use.

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