montana-medical-marijuanaCannabis 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

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • 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
Licensure Bureau
2401 Colonial Drive, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 202953
Helena, MT 59620-2953
Phone: 406-444-2676

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.

Return to Medical Marijuana state laws


Join the discussion 13 Comments

  • Cole says:

    We had some Montana Care Givers in our studio this week for an on air discussion and it was impressive how intelligent and devoted they are when talking about Medical Marijuana in Montana. Check out the interview with audio here:

    We definitely learned a lot from them, hopefully we can spread that knowledge everywhere. Feel free to share the link. Thanks!

  • John Brink says:

    I got a problem I suffer from intense Laziness, and sit around all day watching cartoons, how can I get a medical marijuana card for my ailment-please help I’m stressed and my little finger hurts I think pot would help with that too.

    Fxxx off drug dealers get this shit away from our kids

  • Raz Goldmen says:

    I wish that the (condition to be adopted by agency rule…) would be expanded upon. I have a condition that does not involve pain but that would be greatly helped by getting my medical card for this substance. Does anyone know how to approach the powers that be about other…conditions than those listed to become included??

  • Sheila says:

    I just became a registerd caregiver and am so tired of the high prices I am hearing people are charging. You shouldn’t have to pay more than the cost to grow in order to fill better. I haven’t heard of anything regulate what can be charged. If anyone know of something new or is looking for a new caregiver please email

  • damien says:

    what site would you go to, to find out about your medical marijiana card.

  • MTsnowflake says:

    Yes, there is a background check in the state of Montana to become a caregiver.

  • roger says:

    To become a caregiver in Montana does It require a background check, I can not find where that it does….Thanks

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