MONTANA MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD
In order to receive full legal protections of the Montana medical marijuana law qualified patients must register with the Quality Assurance Division Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services to receive a registry ID card, aka medical marijuana card, medical cannabis card or pot card. The fee for applying for state medical marijuana registration is $25, and $10 for a renewal fee. Full payment, by check or money order, must be made at the time of the initial application and at renewal each year. The fee cannot be waived, and the department cannot accept installment payments.
HOW TO OBTAIN A MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD IN MONTANA
- Fill out the Montana Medical Marijuana Program Application* Form.
- Have a physician licensed in the state of Montana fill out the appropriate section of the Medical Marijuana Program Application, indicating that you are a qualifying patient. Find amedical marijuana doctor in Montana here.
- If you are applying with chronic pain as a qualifying condition, your physician must fill out thePhysician's Statement for a Chronic Pain Diagnosis**.
- Additionally, 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.
- UPDATE: 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. Here’s the application***.
- Mail or fax the appropriate forms along with an application fee of $25 paid to the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services to:
PO BOX 202953
HELENA MT 59620-2953
HOW TO Qualify for MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN MONTANA
- Must be a Montana Resident with a valid Montana I.D. as proof of residency.
- Obtain a copy of your medical records indicating diagnosis of a qualifying condition, as listed below. Learn how to request your medical records and remember to bring these records with you to your marijuana evaluation appointment.
- Obtain a Written Certification from a physician licensed in the state of Montana that you are a qualifying patient. Find a medical marijuana doctor in Montana here.
- If you are applying for marijuana use for chronic pain, you must provide necessary and relevant x-ray, MRI or other diagnostics; OR have a second physician may confirm the chronic pain diagnosis, after performing a physical exam. Download Physician's Statement for a Chronic Pain Diagnosis here.
- Register with the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services by sending your application form, Written Certification and a $25 annual application fee to the address listed below. Patients can download the application form here.Please note that minors who are applying to qualify for medical marijuana on or after June 20, 2011 must have a recommendation from two physicians in order to be on the registry.
- UPDATE: 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. Here’s the application.