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Common conditions cannabis recommended for include
- Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome;
- Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
- Crohn's Disease
- Intractable Nausea or Vomiting
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Painful Peripheral Neuropathy
- Positive status for Human Immunodeficiency Virus or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS);
- Severe Chronic Pain
- A central nervous system disorder resulting in chronic, painful spasticity or muscle spasms
- Admittance into hospice care in accordance with rules adopted by the department
- Any other medical condition or treatment for a medical condition approved by the legislature
Frequently Asked Questions
Medical marijuana certificate on its own = $125 at Leafwell.co
State application fee = $30
Renewal fee = $125
As of November 3, 2020, voters in the state of Montana decided to legalize recreational marijuana. Two ballots were introduced and approved. I-190 creates rules for marijuana use, including a 20% tax and the option for individual counties to prohibit dispensaries. CI-118 amended the Montana Constitution to allow the state to set the minimum buying age to 21. However, the state of Montana has yet to set up rules, regulations and begin the process for applications for dispensaries. This means that you cannot buy recreational marijuana legally as of yet.
A person over the age of 21 is allowed to possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana, or 8 grams of concentrate (a little over 1/4 oz.), under the law. A person may grow up to 4 mature cannabis plants and 4 seedlings in their own private residence. Any amount of cannabis flower produced that measures over one ounce should be locked away and kept out of plain sight in a private space. If you are renting or using another property, you must have written permission from the owner allowing you to grow cannabis.
Consuming cannabis in public spaces is still prohibited, unless it is a designated area where you’re allowed to do so. Employers still have the right to enforce their workplace drug policies, and local governments have the authority to adopt ordinances or regulations on commercial businesses. Understandably, operating a vehicle under the influence of marijuana is prohibited.
In Montana, the following conditions may qualify you for a medical marijuana certificate and card:
Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome;
Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
Intractable Nausea or Vomiting
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Painful Peripheral Neuropathy
Positive status for Human Immunodeficiency Virus or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS);
Severe Chronic Pain
A central nervous system disorder resulting in chronic, painful spasticity or muscle spasms
Admittance into hospice care in accordance with rules adopted by the department
Any other medical condition or treatment for a medical condition approved by the legislature
Telemedicine for medical cannabis is legal in Montana. Therefore Leafwell’s services are accessible via telehealth in Montana.
There are three simple steps to seeing a Leafwell provider in Montana to obtain your medical marijuana card:
1. Create a Leafwell account using a valid email address and choosing a password. You’ll then be asked to complete a brief questionnaire of personal and health information and to either take or upload a photograph of identification (Leafwell is required by law to verify your identity). You will need a smartphone, computer, or tablet with a reliable internet connection and a working camera to be seen by a Leafwell provider.
2. Next, you will be taken to the virtual waiting room where you’ll be connected Leafwell provider for a video chat (i.e., a virtual doctor’s visit). (You will receive a text message to your cell phone when the provider is ready to see you.) During the video chat, the provider will assess your health situation to determine if you qualify for a medical marijuana certification.
3. Submit your doctor’s certificate and information to the State website. If you are approved for a medical marijuana card, you’ll be sent a copy of your certificate letter via email. You choose whether you want to grow your medical cannabis or choose a dispensary. You cannot do both. Whether the new recreational laws will affect this ruling, we cannot say for definite as of yet.
Leafwell requires the following documents for your online visit:
– Photo ID (e.g., driver’s permit/license, state ID, or U.S. passport)
– Proof of address (e.g., utility bill, mortgage, rental lease, bank statement)
– Medical records (e.g. patient history, doctor’s notes, prescription information/history, imaging/scan results)
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.
In Montana, you can get a medical marijuana card for a minor with parental/guardian consent. Medical marijuana has been proven to be effective for many conditions suffered by children. The Leafwell providers understand this and frequently work with parents to help them get their children fthe medical care they need.
Yes, medical marijuana patients in Montana can have a caregiver, but Montana has all but disbanded both the caregiver program and distribution programs and replaced them with the Provider/Marijuana Infused Products Provider (MIPP) program. 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.
Click here for the Montana Physician’s Statement for Minors. This will need to be signed by two Montana-qualified physicians.
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. To apply as a caregiver, fill out this form.
Yes, Leafwell can help you renew your medical marijuana certificate and card. If you’re a returning patient, all your information is stored in our HIPAA-compliant platform, and the process is quick and easy. If you are not already a Leafwell patient, click here to create an account and complete your renewal.
Montana medical marijuana certificates are valid for one year. When you use Leafwell to obtain your certificate, we’ll send you a reminder email one month before your card is due to expire to make sure you have plenty of time to submit your renewal application.
In Montana, you can possess the following amounts with a valid MMJ Card:
– with a named provider, 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).
If you have a medical marijuana card or certificate letter, you can buy cannabis in Montana at a licensed dispensary or use a licensed delivery service.
Also, you can grow your own cannabis if you have not chosen a dispensary – up to 4 mature plants, 4 seedlings and the amount of usable marijuana allowed by the department by rule (1 oz. usable cannabis). If there are two or more people who qualify for a medical marijuana card in the same residence, the maximum is 8 plants, 8 seedlings and 2 ounces of usable cannabis. You must keep any usable cannabis over the 1/2 ounce weight limit in a private space, out-of-sight, and locked away.
Some states accept out-of-state Medical Marijuana Cards. This is called reciprocity. The following states accept out-of-state medical cannabis cards:
– Alaska ^
– Arkansas *
– California ^
– Colorado ^
– Hawaii *
– Oklahoma *
– Oregon ^
– Puerto Rico
– Washington ^
– Washington D.C.
States marked with * require visitors to complete a visiting patient application for the duration of their stay.
States marked with ^ have adult use programs but do not accept out of state cards.
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.
Here is an overview of the medical marijuana laws in Montana:
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 certificate 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 certificate are allowed to access marijuana for medicinal purposes.
Yes, we do. All of the doctors who work with Leafwell are licensed physicians within Montana and experienced medical marijuana doctors. We’re committed to working with physicians who understand the value of medical cannabis and can help people interested in trying medical marijuana and providing medical support and guidance.
Yes, a Medical Marijuana patient or their caregiver can grow 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.
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