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You can start your application process by getting a physician's certification for medical marijuana. You can get an online consultation with a Montana licensed doctor with Leafwell by the following steps:
Step 1: See a physician online with Leafwell, get approved and receive doctor's certification. Certification is filled out and a digital copy is sent to the patient.
Step 2: Register online with the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services (DPHHS) via Complia's Industry portal. Upload appropriate documentation and submit application.
Step 3: Email notification will be sent upon receipt of application.
Step 4: Once you receive your card you can shop at a dispensary.
$30 application fee, payable to the state. Cost of certification and physician's appointment starts from $99. Prices are subject to change. The physician's fee does not include the cost of the application.
Patients must be 18 years old or over in order to qualify for a medical marijuana card. Patients who are minors (under 18) or those who cannot obtain medical cannabis for themselves must have a registered caregiver. Caregivers must be 21 years old or over.
It takes between 7 and 30 days to get a Montana medical marijuana card. You can get your Montana physician's certificate from Leafwell in your inbox within 10 minutes. As of 9/26/2019 temporary cards are issued upon receipt of application. (Please note that some consultations may take longer, depending on how long you need to speak to the doctor. However, the physician's consultation and medical marijuana certification is certainly much quicker than the processing of the application and production of a Montana medical card!)
The doctor fills out the recommendation and emails the patient a digital copy of the original paper. Patient must then upload the certificate to the Montana health portal, which is called the "Complia Industry Portal" and submit the application online.
A registered cardholder who has named a provider may possess up to 1 ounce of usable marijuana. If the cardholder has not named a provider, the cardholder may possess up to 4 mature plants, 4 seedlings and the amount of usable marijuana allowed by the department by rule (1 oz. usable cannabis).
The following condition may qualify a patient for a Montana medical marijuana card and physician's certificate:
Positive status for human immunodeficiency virus
Cachexia or wasting syndrome
Severe chronic pain significantly interferes with daily activities as documented by the patient's treating physician and by:
- objective proof of the cause of the pain
- second opinion from independent Doctor
Intractable nausea or vomiting
Epilepsy or an intractable seizure disorder
Painful peripheral neuropathy
A central nervous system disorder
The following forms of medical records are required to prove that a patient is eligible for a physician's certificate and a medical marijuana card in Montana:
Physician's progress notes
List of diagnoses
Pictures of prescription bottles
The following forms of ID are acceptable for qualification for a medical marijuana card and physician's certificate in Montana:
Passport or state-produced ID card - patients do not have to be residents of the state of Montana, and applications by patients visiting from out-of-state are acceptable.
Those who are unable to provide recent, valid identification may be eligible for a “hardship waiver”.
At least two of the following are required to prove your address for a Montana medical marijuana card:
Utility bill (no cell phone bills, and utility bill must be from within the last two months)
Correspondence with a state department
Mortgage or rental agreement
Caregivers must be aged 21 or over. The caregiver fills out their own application form, and must be listed on the patient’s application form as well. Caregivers can find applications for registration forms here: https://dphhs.mt.gov/marijuana/provider
Minors must fill out a Minor Registry Application Packet, which must be requested from the department by contacting the Department of Public Health and Human Services, Licensure Bureau, 2401 Colonial Drive, P.O. Box 202953, Helena, MT 59620-2953.
Due to changes with SB 423, all caregivers must now register as “providers.” It’s imperative that growers and caregivers complete the necessary paperwork to become a registered provider.
The application cost for a Montana caregiver Application is $25.
It costs $25 for a Caregiver to get a Caregiver (or "Provider's") medical marijuana card in Montana. This is payable to the state. Please note that a Caregiver's medical marijuana card does not qualify a person for the use of medical marijuana.
It is a requirement for patients to register with the Montana Medical Marijuana program and the Dphhs. The state maintains a confidential list of persons with patient ID cards. Only the Montana department of health and human services and state and local law enforcement agencies may access the list. Law enforcement may only access the list to verify a person's patient status.
No - patients from other states must register with the DPHHS. Legal protections for qualified patients are limited to Montana registry ID cardholders. If you are a medical marijuana patient from out-of-state, Montana's medical marijuana laws no longer protect you. (From 2003 to 2011, Montana extended legal protections to cardholders from other states.) Some states like Nevada do recognize Montana medical marijuana cards as valid, though, so hopefully one day the favor will be returned!
No. Cannabis is federally illegal, so insurance providers do not cover the costs of medical marijuana recommendations or certifications, applications or physician's appointments. Some states do provide assistance for veterans or those on state assistance programs.
No prior relationship with a physician is required in order to qualify for medical marijuana in Montana. However, doctors must be licensed to practice in Montana before they can recommend cannabis for a patient in Montana. Leafwell can make the process of finding an appropriately qualified and licensed Montana physician much easier.
2004 - Voters approved Initiative 148, removing state-level criminal penalties for those with a medical marijuana card.
2011 - SB 423 is passed and the application process changed somewhat. SB 423 meant patients required a Montana-specific driver license or state-issued state ID card, as well as a second recommendation by a physician when patients were using cannabis for chronic pain.
2016 - Initiative 182 is approved, and some of the restrictions on medical marijuana in SB 423 and SB 143 are changed, reinstating the state’s original medical marijuana laws. This means that patients with a debilitating illness and physician’s recommendation are allowed to access marijuana for medicinal purposes.
A registered cardholder who has named a provider may possess up to one ounce of usable marijuana.
A registered cardholder who has not named a provider may possess up to 4 mature plants, 4 seedlings and the amount of usable marijuana allowed by the department by rule.
If there are two or more medical marijuana patients in the same residence, the maximum number of mature plants and seedlings allowed is 8.
Caregiver programs are operational, but they cannot provide for more than 2 patients (3 if the caregiver is also a patient) at a time, and must be a resident of the state of Montana.
Dispensaries are operational in Montana.
Those without a medical marijuana card and in possession of cannabis may well be charged with a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the amount carried. Carrying 60 g or less (1 g or less hashish/concentrates) for a first offence may mean up to 6 months incarceration and/or a $500 fine. A second offence can mean up to 3 years incarceration and/or a $1,000 fine.
Possession of more than 1 g of hashish/concentrates is considered a felony, and can bring charges of up to 5 years in prison and/or a $1,000 fine. Manufacturing hashish and concentrates can bring a 10 year sentence and/or a $50,000 fine.
Carrying any amount more than 60 g is considered a felony in Montana, and can carry charges of 5 years or more incarceration and/or a $50,000 fine. Intent to distribute any amount can bring 20 years incarceration and/or a $50,000 fine.
Sale or delivery of any amount of cannabis - with or without compensation - will bring a mandatory minimum sentence of 1 year or more. Selling or distributing within 1,000 feet of school grounds will bring a mandatory minimum sentence of 3 years, and a sale from an adult to a minor a mandatory minimum sentence of 2 years. All sentences may carry a maximum fine of $50,000.
Those who cultivate more than 1 lb of cannabis face a minimum of 2 years imprisonment and may face life imprisonment. Cultivating less than 1 lb can bring between up to 10 years, but any any subsequent offences may be punishable by twice the imprisonment and twice the fine. Fines of up to $50,000 may be issued regardless of the amount cultivated.
Possession, manufacture or distribution of paraphernalia is considered a misdemeanor and bring a 6 month incarceration spell and/or a $500 fine. Selling paraphernalia to anyone under 18 can bring heavier sentences and fines.
Possessing marijuana on a train results in additional fines and/or penalties.
Storing marijuana results in additional fines and/or penalties.
Anyone convicted of a misdemeanor must attend a mandatory drug education course.
Continuing the cultivation and/or use may after being caught the first time may be punishable by double or triple fine and/or imprisonment.
Felonies may be eligible for suspended/deferred imposition. This means a sentence may be served by including a commitment to drug treatment and rehabilitation, community service and/or driver’s license revocations.
In Montana, marijuana is considered a Schedule I hallucinogenic substance.
Doctors who recommend more than 25 patients a year are referred to the board of medical examiners.