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Montana 2017-08-14T11:30:23+00:00

Montana Knowledge Center:

Created to provide helpful information about the Montana Marijuana Industry

Medical Marijuana License Info

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Estimated Patient Count: 17,89 according to the Montana Department of Health and Human Services

What are the conditions that qualify for a medical marijuana recommendation?

  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Nausea
  • Seizures
  • Severe or persistent muscle spasms

Can a patient grow their own marijuana?

  • Yes, registered patients can have 4 mature plants and up to 12 seedlings

How much cannabis can a patient possess?

  • Patients may possess up to one ounce of dried cannabis flower

Can a minor receive a medical marijuana recommendation?

Yes, a person under 18 can become a patient, but their parent or legal guardian must agree to act as the minor-patient’s marijuana-infused products provider and control their use.

What are the fees associated with a medical recommendation in Montana?

  • Application fee: $5
  • Renewal fee: $5

Patient Application

Providers, sometimes called Caregivers, cultivate and dispense marijuana to registered patients. Providers that have built up large patient bases have gone on to open Dispensaries, though no official designation exists between Providers and Dispensaries.

How do I become a registered provider?

In order to become a provider, individuals must be named by a registered cardholder on the cardholder’s application or on a change request form.  Individuals who are named by a registered cardholder must submit fingerprints to the department along with a provider application form and a check or money order for the amount of the fee.  Fee information and a provider application are available on the department’s website.

What are the growing limitations for registered Providers?

Providers will be limited to 12 seedlings (<12”), 4 mature flowering plants, and 1 ounce of usable marijuana in possession per approved registered cardholder.

How many registered patients can a Provider cultivate cannabis for?

There is no limit on the number of registered patients a provider can grow for.

What are the fees associated with becoming a Provider?

  • Application Fee: $50

What kind of tracking system do I need to operate as a Provider or Dispensary?

A provider or marijuana-infused products provider shall maintain records showing the names and registry identification numbers of registered cardholders to whom mature plants, seedlings, usable marijuana, or marijuana-infused products were transferred and the quantities transferred to each cardholder.  Our seed-to-sale-tracking solution provides comprehensive data tracking with an emphasis on compliance.  Customized to meet the unique regulatory frameworks in each state, BioTrackTHC also features an all-in-one business tool to help you operate every aspect of the cultivation business by itself, or as part of the vertically-integrated cannabis business.

Marijuana Provider Application

DPHHS Medical Marijuana Program

Infused Product Providers are registered providers that manufacture edibles and other marijuana-infused products.

Are there special rules or considerations specifically for Marijuana Infused Product Providers?

Yes, Marijuana infused products providers must use dedicated cookware used only for producing marijuana-infused products.  The cookware cannot be used for general household cooking and is subject to local health department food preparation rules.

What kind of record keeping is required for Infused Product Providers?

A provider or marijuana-infused products provider shall maintain records showing the names and registry identification numbers of registered cardholders to whom mature plants, seedlings, usable marijuana, or marijuana-infused products were transferred and the quantities transferred to each cardholder.  Our seed-to-sale-tracking solution provides comprehensive data tracking with an emphasis on compliance.  Customized to meet the unique regulatory frameworks in each state, BioTrackTHC also features an all-in-one business tool to help you operate every aspect of the cultivation business by itself, or as part of the vertically-integrated cannabis business.

What are the fees associated with becoming an Infused Product Provider?

  • Application fee: $50

Marijuana Infused Product Provider Application

DPHHS Medical Marijuana Program

Montana Seed-to-Sale Traceability Info:

Effective June 30th, 2017

Registered Providers and Infused Product Providers are subject to inspection from the Department of Health and Human Services where they may be asked to provide information as follows:

Inspection procedures. (1)

The department may conduct unannounced inspections of registered premises and testing laboratories. The department shall
report biennially to the children, families, health, and human services interim committee concerning the results of unannounced inspections.

(2) (a) The department shall inspect annually each registered premises, and testing
laboratory.

(b) The department shall collect samples during the inspection of registered premises and submit them to a testing laboratory for testing as provided by the department by rule.

(3) (a) Each provider and marijuana-infused products provider shall keep a complete set of records necessary to show all transactions with registered cardholders. The records must be open for inspection by the department and state or local law enforcement agencies during normal business hours.

(b) The department may require a provider or marijuana-infused products provider to furnish information that the department considers necessary for the proper administration of this part.

(4) (a) A registered premises, including any places of storage, where marijuana is
cultivated, manufactured, sold, or stored is subject to entry by the department or state or local law enforcement agencies for the purpose of inspection or investigation during normal business hours.

(b) If any part of the registered premises consists of a locked area, the provider or
marijuana-infused products provider shall make the area available for inspection without delay upon request of the department or state or local law enforcement officials.

(5) A provider or marijuana-infused products provider shall maintain records showing the names and registry identification numbers of registered cardholders to whom mature plants, seedlings, usable marijuana, or marijuana-infused products were sold or transferred and the quantities sold or transferred to each cardholder.

(6) The department may establish penalties, including financial penalties and license revocation, for the violation of agricultural or public health standards.”

Click here to view Montana’s Senate Bill 03333

Click here to view Montana’s I-82

Click here to view the complete Medical Marijuana Act

Montana’s Medical Marijuana Program is operated by the Department of Health and Human Services

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