In Montana, you can grow your own marijuana or get it from a provider. If you have wondered about becoming legally authorized to have your own medical marijuana, you’ve come to the right place. Here in this article, we will teach you how to obtain your MMJ card in Montana in the easiest way possible.
What Are The Requirements to Get a Card in Montana?
You have to be a legal resident of Montana to receive a card and must be above 18 years old. To prove that, you will need a copy of your valid Montana driver’s license or a Montana State issued ID card.
In addition to that, to be legally allowed to use medical marijuana your doctor must confirm that you have one of the following qualifying conditions:
- Cancer, glaucoma or positive status for human immunodeficiency virus, or acquired immune deficiency syndrome when the condition or disease results in symptoms that seriously and adversely affect the patient’s health status;
- Cachexia or wasting syndrome
- Severe chronic pain that is persistent pain of severe intensity that significantly interferes with daily activities as documented by the patient’s treating physician
- Intractable nausea or vomiting
- Epilepsy or an intractable seizure disorder
- Multiple sclerosis
- Crohn’s disease
- Painful peripheral neuropathy
- A central nervous system disorder resulting in chronic, painful spasticity or muscle spasms
- Admittance into hospice care
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
After confirming that you have one of the conditions shown above, your physician has to fill the Physician Statement for a Debilitating Medical Condition that is available in the Montana Medical Marijuana Program (MMMP) website.
And you as a patient must fill the Registered Cardholder Application that is also available on the MMMP website. The application fee costs $30.00 and must be paid only by check or money order.
These application forms can all be found on the Montana Medical Marijuana Program Forms page.
How Do I Get Medical Marijuana in Montana?
Before completing the application form, you have to choose whether you are going to get your medical marijuana from a provider or if you are going to cultivate your own. Here are the ways that you can get your MMJ in Montana:
1 – Grow your own marijuana
You need to indicate in the cardholder application form that you will cultivate and manufacture your marijuana for your use. To do that you will have to fill in the form the physical address of the place where you will be cultivating it, and if you rent or lease a property you will have to include the Landlord Permission Form in your applications.
The limits of your cultivated marijuana are: 12 seedlings (<12”), 4 mature flowering plants, and 1 ounce of usable marijuana.
2 – Receive from a provider
The other option is to get the MMJ from a provider. To do that, you will have to choose the option in the cardholder form that says that you wish to get your medical marijuana from a provider, and after that, you will have to fill the provider’s information on the application form.
The MMMP does not give any advice on where to get a provider, but here in Veriheal we can help you with that and with the entire process of getting your card — we explain a little bit about this further in the article — but for now, here are some of the dispensaries that are available in Montana:
Finally, after choosing how you are going to get medical marijuana, you will have to send your applications, and the card will be delivered to you as soon as everything is approved. Then, all you have to do is get your marijuana and enjoy your treatment.
How to Find a Medical Marijuana Doctor in Montana
This entire process can be incredibly simple if you have qualified professionals to guide you. Here at Veriheal we have all the guidance, information and instructions you need to get your card in a much faster, and easier, way. Instead of going several times through several documents of the department of health to know what applications you have to send, all you have to do is get in touch with one of our doctors and they will have everything organized step by step to you. To put simply, these are the three steps that you will follow:=
Step #1: You will create an account and book an appointment with one of our Montana physicians.
Step #2: Meet with one of our Montana doctors who will consult with you and get an understanding of your current ailments for approval. The consultation usually takes between 5-10 minutes (or more if you have any doubts about the treatment).
Step #3: Once you are approved at the office, you will receive a medical marijuana card in the mail in one week, then you can buy MMJ in Montana from dispensaries/providers or grow your own.
We hope this was enough to answer your questions about how to get your medical marijuana card in MT, and if you still have any questions, feel free to reach out to us on the contact page.