Cannabis for medical use in Montana was approved by 62% of voters on November 2, 2004 and became effective the same date via Initiative 148. The law allows certain patients with specific medical conditions to alleviate their symptoms through the limited use of marijuana under medical supervision. It also allows qualified patients and their caregivers to grow and/or possess a restricted number of marijuana plants.
Conditions Approved for Use of Medical Marijuana in Montana
- Positive status for HIV/AIDS or the treatment of these conditions
- A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces cachexia or wasting syndrome
- Severe or chronic pain
- Severe nausea
- Seizures, including seizures caused by epilepsy
- Severe or persistent muscle spasms, including spasms caused by multiple sclerosis
- Crohn’s disease
- Any other medical condition or treatment for a medical condition adopted by the department by rule
Cannabis Quantities Allowed
Possession/Cultivation: A qualifying patient and a qualifying patient’s caregiver may each possess six marijuana plants and one ounce of usable marijuana.
“Usable marijuana” means the dried leaves and flowers of marijuana and any mixture or preparation of marijuana.
To use or grow marijuana under the Montana law, patients and caregivers must first register complete the relevant application form and register with the Quality Assurance Division of the Department of Public Health and Human Services
Medical Marijuana Program
Montana Department of Health and Human Services
2401 Colonial Drive, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 202953
Helena, MT 59620-2953
Current registration fees are:
- New Application Fee $25.00
- Renewal Fee $10.00
Full details on how to get a medical marijuana card in Montana.
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