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How to get a Medical Marijuana Card in Montana

If you live in Montana and struggle with chronic health conditions, medical marijuana could be an effective treatment option for you. Medical marijuana is legal in Montana, but many residents aren’t sure how to get their Montana medical card. The process is easier than you might think, and Elevate Holistics is here to help. We make it easy to get your medical marijuana card online using accessible telehealth services. Here’s how to get a medical card in Montana and everything else you need to know.

Getting Your Medical Marijuana Card in Montana

Is marijuana legal in Montana? The process of getting a medical marijuana card has gotten much easier over the years as Montana medical marijuana laws have evolved. In early 2021, Montana legalized marijuana for recreational use, but patients with qualifying conditions can still get a medical marijuana card. Having a medical marijuana card in Montana can make it easier to access cannabis, as the state is still working on rolling out their recreational marijuana program. 

The first step to getting your medical card in Montana is to visit a physician and get an official recommendation. Unlike in other states, any physician in Montana can prescribe medical marijuana. However, there are many clinics that specialize in medical marijuana recommendations. Your physician will determine if you have one of the qualifying conditions for medical marijuana in Montana. If so, they can fill out the recommendation form for you. 

Once you have your recommendation, you will need to complete the rest of the application and send it into the Cannabis Control Division at the Montana Department of Revenue. You will need to fill out the form in its entirety and include a photocopy of your Montana driver’s license or state ID. You will also need to pay the application fee. 

Montana processes all applications within 30 days of receiving them. However, processing times can vary widely, so you may need to be patient. Your medical marijuana card will be mailed to you once your application has been approved, and then you will be able to visit a dispensary. 

Elevate Holistics offers online medical marijuana appointments, so you won’t have to see a physician in person. Our appointments are completely secure and HIPAA-compliant, and we offer affordable pricing. Our physicians can not only help you through the application process, but they can also answer any questions you have about marijuana and the best products to use. 

What are the qualifying conditions in Montana?

In order to get your medical marijuana card in Montana, you will need to have one of the qualifying medical conditions that have been approved by the state. The list includes a wide variety of chronic physical and mental health conditions. If you are unsure of whether or not you qualify for medical marijuana in Montana, it can help to speak to a licensed physician about your treatment options.

The qualifying conditions for medical marijuana in Montana are:

  • Admittance into hospice
  • Anxiety
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Chronic pain that is persistent and significantly interferes with daily activities
  • Cancer
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Epilepsy or any other intractable seizure disorder
  • Glaucoma
  • PTSD
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Intractable nausea or vomiting
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Persistent seizures or muscle spasms
  • Peripheral neuropathy

Is it easy to get a medical card in Montana?

Many people wonder – is weed legal in Montana? The process of getting a medical marijuana card in Montana is fairly easy if you have one of the state’s qualifying conditions. It’s also very similar to the process of getting a medical marijuana card in other states. Once you have your recommendation from a doctor, you will just need to print and fill out the form and then mail it in with the required documentation. The most challenging part of getting your medical marijuana card is waiting for approval, as it can take up to a month in some scenarios. 

How long does it take to get a medical marijuana card in Montana?

The amount of time it takes to get a medical marijuana card in Montana can vary depending on your unique circumstances. It can take some time to get an appointment with a doctor who will verify your condition and recommend that you get a medical marijuana card. Elevate Holistics makes it easy to schedule an appointment online so you can get your card faster. Once you have mailed in your application, the Montana government will approve it within 30 days. The exact time it takes to get your card will vary depending on how many applications are in line for processing ahead of yours. Mail delivery times can also have an effect on when you get your card in the mail. 

What are the dispensary laws in Montana?

Montana dispensary laws are evolving, as the state government has recently legalized marijuana for recreational use. Many consumers wonder, “are there recreational dispensaries in Montana?” Right now, dispensaries in Montana are only open to patients with their medical marijuana cards. However, we will see recreational dispensaries open over the next few years. Right now, any Montana resident can go inside a dispensary, and you can purchase hemp-derived CBD products without a medical card. However, products with THC are still limited to those who have a medical card. This will change shortly as the new recreational marijuana program is rolled out. 

There are medical marijuana dispensaries in several of Montana’s biggest cities and towns. However, some residents may still need to travel to find a medical marijuana dispensary, as Montana is sparsely populated. When you visit a dispensary in Montana, you’ll need to make sure to bring your medical card as well as your ID. 

The staff at your dispensary should be able to help you find the products you are looking for and answer any questions you may have. In Montana, you will find smokable flower as well as other products like concentrate, edibles, and more. This gives you more options when it comes to your treatment. You will also want to bring cash when you visit your dispensary. Since marijuana is still illegal on a federal level, many banks will not process marijuana transactions. While many dispensaries have ATMs on site, it’s always best to come prepared. 

Can medical marijuana patients in Montana have a caregiver?

There are some instances in which medical marijuana patients may not be able to go to the dispensary themselves. For example, patients under the age of 21 are typically not allowed into dispensaries. Additionally, there are some instances in which patients with serious chronic conditions cannot physically visit the dispensary. In this instance, the patient can designate a caregiver to pick up products for them. 

Montana marijuana laws make it easy to apply as a caregiver. The patient will still need approval from a doctor, and they will need to complete the application as normal. The caregiver will need to fill out their own forms, provide proof of identification and residency, and pay a $25 registration fee. 

Caregivers in Montana are called ‘providers’, and you will find the forms for this application on the Montana Department of Revenue’s website. Applicants under the age of 18 will need to fill out a separate Minor Registry Application Packet, and their parent or guardian will need to apply with them as a provider. After the application has been processed, the provider will receive a medical card that they can use at dispensaries to purchase the items they need. 

Does Montana have reciprocity?

Montana weed laws do not currently allow reciprocity for medical marijuana cards. This means that dispensaries won’t accept medical marijuana cards from other states. Patients will need to be a Montana resident and possess a Montana medical marijuana card in order to purchase cannabis products. However, there are a number of other states and districts that do have medical marijuana reciprocity and will accept Montana medical marijuana cards. 

Is it legal to grow my own marijuana in Montana?

Montana’s new cannabis laws allow you to grow a small amount of marijuana on your own at home. This can be a good option for patients who use larger quantities of marijuana on a regular basis, or those who live far away from their dispensary. 

Montana medical marijuana growers can grow up to four plants at home. You no longer need a medical marijuana card to grow your own plants. You can also transport small quantities of marijuana around the state as necessary. If you plan to grow marijuana at home, you may need to provide a signed permission form from your landlord when you send in your medical marijuana card application.

Learn more about Montana’s marijuana laws by clicking here.

Montana’s changing medical marijuana laws make it easier than ever to get the cannabis products that you need. Elevate Holistics can help you get your medical marijuana card online. We offer secure, HIPAA compliant appointments from the comfort of your own home at an affordable price. Our compassionate and knowledgeable doctors are here to help answer your questions and recommend an appropriate medical marijuana treatment plan. 

Most frequently MMJ asked questions

  • Is medical marijuana legal in Montana? What about recreational cannabis?

    Yes, medical marijuana is legal in Montana for qualifying cardholders. 

     

    Adult-use, or recreational cannabis, was just recently passed for legalization at the end of 2020, coming into effect on January 1, 2021, for those 21 and older. 

  • Who can obtain a medical marijuana card?

    To obtain a Montana medical marijuana card, you must be an in-state resident and have at least one of the qualifying medical conditions listed in the program. Those who are 18 and older can apply on their own, but minors must have a caregiver apply on their behalf. 

  • What are the qualifying medical conditions necessary to get your MMJ card in Montana?

    The qualifying conditions for medical marijuana in Montana are:

     

    • 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)
  • What documents are required to receive your medical card?

    To receive your medical card, you will need to submit:

     

    • A clear, passport-like photo of yourself that is not altered in any way
    • Copy of driver’s license, MT state ID, or MT Tribal ID 
      • For minors, they will need a copy of the legal guardian’s ID
    • Signed physician’s statement qualifying you for a debilitating medical condition
  • How long is the card valid for?

    Your Montana MMJ card is valid for up to one year depending on your physician’s recommendation. After that, the card must be renewed or it is no longer acceptable.

  • How much is the application fee?

    The first time you register for your medical card, you will have to pay a fee of $30. If you lose your card and require a replacement, the fee for this will be $10.

  • Where can you buy/consume medical cannabis in Montana?

    Medical patients can only purchase cannabis from licensed dispensaries across the state. You can consume cannabis in the safety of your own private residence, but consumption anywhere public is completely prohibited. Operating any sort of vehicle while under the influence of medical cannabis is illegal, as well. 

  • What are the possession limits for medical cannabis?

    Medical patients are legally allowed to possess up to one ounce of cannabis at a time.

  • Can you go into a dispensary without a medical card in Montana?

    Yes, you can go into a dispensary without a medical card to purchase hemp-derived CBD products only.

  • Does Montana allow out-of-state patients to purchase at licensed dispensaries?

    No, there is no reciprocity in Montana. 

  • Does Montana test their cannabis products?

    Yes, all cannabis products in Montana must be subject to lab testing to ensure there is no presence of unnatural/unhealthy additives, and that their cannabinoid contents adhere to state law. 

Medical Marijuana in Your State

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