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Wondering how a medical marijuana card in Montana can transform your cannabis experience?

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State-Specific Steps

Embarking on your journey to relief in Montana is simple. Let our caring specialists guide you through the state-specific steps to obtain your medical cannabis card.
  1. 1

    Register Online With Leafwell

    It’s quick and easy! Plus, your data and medical records are secure on our state-of-the-art telemedicine platform.

  2. 2

    Discuss Medical Marijuana With Your Doctor

    Speak with a certified physician licensed in Montana. Leafwell has an experienced team ready to meet with you. The consultation fee is $129 for an examination. The process is quick, simple, and HIPAA-compliant. Most appointments take 15 minutes or less.

  3. 3

    Receive Your Medical Cannabis Certificate and Submit Your Application to the State Website

    You will need to submit your doctor’s certificate, personal information, and proof of identification to the Montana state website.

  4. 4

    Get Your Card and Buy Your Medicine

    You can print out a temporary access certificate and shop immediately at any Montana dispensary. A card from the Montana state program will be mailed to you within 30 days.

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What You Need to Know

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    Eligibility / Patient

    Patients must be 18 years old or older and reside in the state of Montana to qualify for a medical marijuana card.

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    Caregiver

    Caregivers in Montana must register as “designated purchasers.” Caregivers must be 21 or over. The patient will register their designated purchaser(s) in their online application.

    Designated purchasers will also need to provide proof of identity and Montana residency. Acceptable documentation includes a driver’s license, state identification card, birth certificate, passport, tribal ID, etc.

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    Can Minors Qualify?

    Yes, but minor patients need a caregiver, known in Montana as a “designated purchaser.” Designated purchasers for minor patients must be 21 or older and must be the patient’s parent or legal guardian.

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What You Need

You’ll need to provide the following to apply for a Montana MMJ card:

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    Medical Marijuana Recommendation

    Once approved, you must download your physician’s statement and complete the state application on the Montana TransAction Portal (TAP) within 60 days.

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    Proof of Identity

    You will need a government-issued photo ID. Accepted forms of identification are a Montana driver’s license, state ID card, or Montana Tribal ID.

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    Medical Records (only required for minor patients)

    During your onboarding with Leafwell, you may upload medical records supporting your qualifying condition(s). Minor patients must provide medical records to be eligible.

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Cost Information

Save more with Leafwell and get your money back if you’re not approved.

Please note: The state charges a $20 fee for new cardholder registrations and renewals. Caregiver cards are subject to a $25 state fee.

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Medical marijuana certificate$129$129$200
State application fee$20$20$20
Total$149$149$220
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Next Steps After Approval

Congratulations on getting your medical certification! You’re almost there, but there are a few more steps to complete to get your Montana medical marijuana card. Let’s dive in!

  • Before You Start: What You’ll Need
    • A credit or debit card for payment
    • A valid photo ID
  • Complete Application: Access the TransAction Portal (TAP) and scroll to the Cannabis Control section. Click “Apply for or Manage a Medical Marijuana Card” and complete the application process.
  • Pay the Fee: Montana charges a $20 patient application fee.
  • Receive Your Card: Print your temporary card and receive an email once you’re fully approved. Your physical card will then arrive via US mail within 30 days.
  • Start Shopping: Use your temporary card to legally purchase medical cannabis at a licensed dispensary.
How to Renew Your Card

Need to renew your Montana medical marijuana card? Here’s everything you need to know.

  1. Sign in to Leafwell or register as a renewal patient if you’re new to Leafwell.
  2. Speak to a Montana-licensed physician online.
  3. Get approved and download your doctor’s renewal certificate.
  4. Renew your card through the TransAction Portal (TAP). Under the “Cannabis Control” section, select “Apply for or Manage a Medical Marijuana Card” and then “Renew an Existing Card.”
  5. Complete the renewal application and pay the state’s $20 fee.
  6. Download and print your temporary card to use immediately. Your new physical card will arrive in the mail once your application is approved.
Legal Topics

There are restrictions on where MMJ cardholders and recreational cannabis users can consume marijuana. Per Montana marijuana laws, use is not permitted in:

  • Healthcare facilities.
  • Schools or post-secondary schools.
  • Any property owned or leased by a school or post-secondary school.
  • School bus or public transit.
  • Public parks, beaches, and rec/youth centers.
  • Places of worship.
  • The open public.
  • Any location where children’s health could be affected.

Both recreational users and medical patients benefit from employee protections regarding their use of cannabis. While employers can still have workplace drug tests, recent laws passed suggest that there may be some protections for medical marijuana patients protecting off-work use.

Employers may still prohibit employees from possessing or consuming cannabis at the workplace. Employers may also take adverse action against employees if their off-duty marijuana use:

  • Affects employees’ ability to perform their jobs correctly or affects the safety or responsibilities of others in the company.
  • Conflicts with a bona fide occupational qualification that is reasonably related to the employee’s employment.
  • Violates a personal service contract with an employer.
  • Conflicts with the nature of a non-profit organization and its objectives, whose objectives include discouraging the use of marijuana.
Caregivers

Even though Montana doesn’t technically have a caregiver program, with a new medical marijuana card or a renewal card, patients may designate up to two designated purchasers to acquire and deliver medical marijuana.

Minor patients will require a parent or legal guardian with responsibility for health care decisions to consent to the use of marijuana by the minor.

Caregiver (Designated Purchaser) Requirements:

  • All designated purchasers must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Designated purchasers can be a patient themselves.
  • Recreational use is not a disqualifying condition.
  • Designated purchasers cannot have a felony drug conviction.
  • A Consent to Fingerprint Form is only required for the legal guardian of a minor applicant who will cultivate marijuana for the minor.
  • Cardholders may designate up to two individuals to make purchases of medical marijuana on their behalf. These designated purchasers may be added during the initial application or upon subsequent annual renewal applications. To make purchases on the cardholder’s behalf, the designated purchaser must be in possession of the medical card.

Caregiver (Designated Purchaser) Registration:

  • Patients must complete Step 6 of the online registration form with their designated purchaser(s) information. Once fully approved, they will receive a card as well.
  • There is no fee for having a designated purchaser.
  • Designated purchasers may be added during the initial application or upon subsequent annual renewal applications.
Reciprocity

Patients from other states must register with the DPHHS and are not offered reciprocity in Montana. 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 do not protect you.

The following states and territories recognize Montana medical marijuana cards:

*Visitors must complete a visiting patient application with the state program.

The following states have recreational cannabis for adults 21 and older but do not accept out-of-state cards:

FAQs

How much does a Montana Medical Marijuana certificate and card cost?

An online consultation for a Montana medical marijuana card costs $129 and includes a 1-year certification. You’ll only be charged if approved. Plus, now you can sign up with a friend and each save 10% on your consultation.

Patients will also pay a separate $20 application fee to the Montana Cannabis Control Division.

Here’s an overview of the fees:

  • $129 Initial certificate from Leafwell
  • $129 Renewal certificate from Leafwell
  • $258 Minor certifications (includes two certificates)
  • $20 State application fee*

*State fees are not included with Leafwell fees and are paid directly to the state.

What medical conditions qualify for a Medical Marijuana Card in Montana?

In Montana, the following conditions may qualify you for a medical marijuana certificate and card:

What do I need to know about applying for my Medical Cannabis Card in Montana online?

With Leafwell, applying for a Montana medical marijuana card online is simple. Here’s what to expect:

  1. Register with Leafwell and speak to a Montana-licensed healthcare provider online. Consultations cost $129 and you’ll only be charged if approved.
  2. Get approved and download your certificate.
  3. Submit your certificate with your state application in the TransAction Portal (TAP) within 60 days.
  4. You can print a temporary card after submitting your application. The state will notify you via email once your application is approved, and your physical card will arrive in the mail.
How old do I have to be to apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Montana?
Can I be/have a caregiver for a medical marijuana patient in Montana?

Yes, medical marijuana patients in Montana can have a caregiver, but they are called designated purchasers instead of caregivers.

Caregiver (Designated Purchaser) Requirements:

  • All designated purchasers must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Designated purchasers can be a patient themselves.
  • Designated purchasers cannot have a felony drug conviction.
  • A Consent to Fingerprint Form is only required for the legal guardian of a minor applicant who will cultivate marijuana for the minor.
  • Cardholders may designate up to two individuals to make purchases of medical marijuana on their behalf.
  • The designated purchaser must be in possession of the patient’s medical card to purchase on the patient’s behalf.

Here’s how the designated purchaser process works:

  1. Designated purchasers may be added during an initial application or upon subsequent annual renewal applications.
  2. The patient must complete Step 6 of the online registration form with their designated purchaser(s) information. Once fully approved, they will receive a card as well.
  3. There is no fee for having a designated purchaser.

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How do I apply for the state program in Montana?

Before you start, have these supporting documents ready:

  • Photo of applicant
    • The style should be similar to a driver’s license or passport photo
    • Clear, in colour, neutral background
    • From shoulders up, facing the camera
    • No hats, face masks, sunglasses
    • Taken within the last six months
  • Proof of Montana Residency
    • Montana driver’s license, Montana state or tribal identification card, voter registration form, Montana hunting or fishing license, etc.
  • Your Physician statement from Leafwell (dated within 60 days)
    • Minors need approval of two physicians

Getting Your Montana Medical Marijuana Card

  1. Register as a new user through the TransAction Portal
  2. Click Apply for a New Medical Marijuana Card
    1. Note: renew your card here next year too
    2. Note: you can request a replacement if your card is lost or damaged here too
  3. Select either Adult Application or Minor Application
  4. Complete the application
  5. Pay the state fee of $20
    1. You can do this via credit, debit or ACH
  6. Once submitted, you will gain access to a temporary card which can be printed out – it is not valid in digital form
  7. Once your application is approved, you will receive your medical cannabis card from the Montana state in the mail

Note: applications must be submitted within 60 days of the date of your consultation with a Leafwell physician