A Step-By-Step Guide to Getting Your Medical Card in Montana

While recreational cannabis has just been legalized in Montana, the state’s medical marijuana program has been in effect for quite some time now, with more patients inquiring every day. For those interested in getting their Montana medical marijuana card, the process couldn’t be easier. Here’s how to do it in just three simple steps:

  1. Get evaluated by a qualifying physician
  2. Collect documentation and apply online
  3. Pay the fees, get your card, and start shopping!
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How to Get Your Montana Medical Marijuana Card

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Who Can Get a Medical Card in Montana?

So, who has access to medical marijuana in Montana? In order to get your card in Big Sky Country, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age 
  • Be an in-state resident of Montana
  • Have at least one qualifying medical condition listed in the state’s MMJ program

Minors, too, have access to medical marijuana cards, but they cannot apply themselves; they must have the assistance of a parent or legal guardian. 

What Are the Qualifying Conditions for Medical Cannabis in Montana?

To get your Montana medical marijuana card, you must have at least one of the following medical conditions:

  • Admittance into hospice
  • Cachexia, or wasting syndrome 
  • Cancer
  • Central nervous pain disorder resulting in chronic, painful muscle spasms
  • Chronic pain that is persistent and significantly interferes with daily activities 
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Epilepsy or any other intractable seizure disorder
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS when it results in symptoms that seriously affect a patient’s health
  • Intractable nausea or vomiting
  • Multiple sclerosis 
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

How-To Steps for Getting a Medical Card in Montana

1: Get Evaluated by a Qualified Physician 

Before applying for your Montana MMJ card, you must start by meeting with a qualified physician for an evaluation. This doctor will decide whether or not your medical conditions qualify for a card, and then you two can move on from there. 

2: Collect Documentation and Apply Online

If your doctor approves you for medical cannabis, you will receive a physician’s recommendation that is crucial for your MMJ application. Next, you’ll head over to the Complia Montana MMP Portal to actually register for your card.

Along with your physician’s statement, you must provide a clear, passport-like photo of yourself that has not been altered in any way, as well as a Montana state identification card, whether it be your driver’s license, state ID, or tribal ID. 

3: Pay the Fees, Get Your Card, and Start Shoppin’!

Finally, all that’s left is to pay an initial $40 fee and wait for approval from Montana’s medical marijuana program. Once you’re approved, you will receive an email with a temporary medical card that you can then print out and use until your actual card comes in the mail. You can expect to wait just a few weeks before your card shows up. Soon, you’ll be all set for your medical cannabis products. 

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