Apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Montana

Talk to a licensed medical marijuana doctor in Montana and get approved or your money back! If you are not approved for medical cannabis by a doctor for whatever reason, we issue a refund in FULL

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Overall Montana rating:

4.7 out of 5 based on 67 reviews

Legal Status

Medical & Recreational

Possession Limits

Medical patients


1 oz

1 oz flower/8 g concentrate

Recreational users


1 oz

1 oz flower/8 g concentrate

State Taxes

Medical patients


Recreational users




Why get a Montana
Med Card

Access to higher potency strains

Skip the dispensary line

Peace of mind

Greater cultivation limit

Enhanced legal protection

Save over 16% on cannabis purchases

Montana savings explained

Excluded from 16% excise tax
HUGE cash savings!)

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in MT

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Schedule an appointment to see a medical marijuana doctor in MT through Veriheal at a time that is most convenient for you. Provide basic medical history and book your appointment with a licensed medical marijuana doctor. You will need medical records and the doctor(s) can approve any qualifying condition.


Consult with a doctor for 10-15 minutes to evaluate your ailments, and ask any questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment. After the appointment is complete and if you are approved, the doctor will fill out a recommendation form for medical marijuana. Once you have this you can then apply to the state.


Apply online to the Montana Medical Marijuana Program with the Montana Department of Health. Note that the application fee is $20 to the state.

The state will review your application and send your card via mail within 4 weeks. Once you receive your medical marijuana card, you can start buying your medical cannabis directly from the dispensary.

In Montana, patients will need to renew their card annually and see a licensed physician again. Veriheal will get in touch with you when your certification is approaching its expiration to help you setup a renewal consultation.

What You Get Using Veriheal in Montana

Medical Cannabis Recommendation

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Digital Cannabis Certification

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Just So You Know...

  • You can book a combo consultation with a friend or family member and you EACH get $10 off your appointment.
  • If you are not approved for medical cannabis by a doctor for whatever reason, we issue a refund in FULL.
  • Your recommendation is valid for 1 year in Montana and you will need to re-certify your license with another appointment when it expires.

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Overall it was a good experience. It was quick and easy. However, I still cannot get the required paperwork I need for work. I found an unofficial document, but I don't believe that will do.

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took several calls to customer service to get the doctor to send my information in the time frame he was supposed to. Customer service was excellent.

Overall rating: 4.7 out of 5 based on 67 reviews

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Medical Cannabis Savings Taxes explained and the benefits of getting your medical card in Montana

Recreational Marijuana Taxes in Montana

20% excise tax (proposed)

Medical Marijuana Taxes in Montana

4% excise tax


Estimated Savings Having a Medical Marijuana Card


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About Medical Marijuana Laws in Montana

Montana’s medical cannabis program covers a list of qualifying conditions that make residents eligible for the program. Under the directive of Gov. Steve Bullock, physician consultations may be conducted via telemedicine during COVID-19 for both new patients and renewals and curbside delivery is allowed. 

In the November 2020 election, Montana legalized recreational marijuana use in addition to the state’s medical cannabis program. Two complimentary ballot initiatives, I-90 and CI-118, to legalize recreational cannabis use passed on November 3, 2020 in Montana for adults 21 and over. Both ballot initiatives were required in order to pass recreational cannabis use. 

CI-118 allows the Montana Constitution to be amended in order to set 21 as the legal age for purchasing recreational cannabis.

The ballot initiative I-190 establishes rules for recreational cannabis use including taxation of 20% and the option for cities and counties to opt-out of allowing dispensaries in the jurisdiction. In addition, I-190 puts the Department of Revenue in charge of establishing and regulating a system to grow and sell cannabis. 

Another exciting feature of this initiative is that it allows people convicted of cannabis crimes in the past to seek resentencing or expungement of the offense on their record.

The Big Sky Country State has big plans for the tax revenue that the recreational cannabis market will produce over the next five years, reported the Independent Record.

“Of the tax revenue that would be generated by the measure, 10.5% would go to the state’s general fund, while the remainder would fund conservation programs, substance abuse treatment, veterans’ services, health care costs, and localities where marijuana is sold,” reports the Montana news source.

Qualifying Medical Conditions and Cost

Montana’s medical cannabis program dates back to 2004 when voters initiated the ballot measure, with 62% approving it. Since then, Montana has come up with a long list of qualifying conditions that include: 

Additionally, the state deems that a chronic medical condition or its treatment that causes other symptoms or disorders also makes patients eligible for the medical cannabis program. Those additional conditions and symptoms include: 

Lastly, painful peripheral neuropathy, central nervous system disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or terminal illness also qualify patients for the program. Along with having a condition, any Montana resident applying for a medical cannabis card must prove their residency with a valid driver’s license or state ID. A Montana medical cannabis card’s cost is $20, and it costs $10 to replace or update provider information. 

Medical Cannabis Program Application Process in Montana

The Montana medical cannabis program application is straightforward. All prospective patients must be at least 18-years-old and have at least one of the qualifying medical conditions. Additionally, applicants must show proof of residency with a valid copy of a state driver’s license or identification card, or Montana Tribal card. After proving their residence, a patient must provide the state of Montana with a signed statement from the treating physician for a debilitating condition and the medical provider’s name and address. If the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) denies a patient’s application, Montana gives residents a second chance to apply.  All applications for annual renewal must be submitted within 30 days of the medical cannabis card expiration date.

Caregivers in Montana

Like a patient, a caregiver must prove they are a Montana resident, supplying a valid driver’s license or state ID card with their current address.  Additionally, a caregiver must not have a felony conviction to legally assist a patient.

Possession and Cultivation of Medical Marijuana in Montana

Montana updated its possession and cultivation laws in 2017, allowing a registered card holder to have 1 ounce of usable marijuana at a time. Additionally, patients who do not list a provider may cultivate up to four flowering plants and have 12 seedlings. If a cardholder does list a medical cannabis provider, they cannot cultivate their own cannabis. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to live in Montana to become a medical cannabis patient?

Yes. You need to be a resident in Montana and provide two forms of proof of residency, one of which must be a valid driver’s license or state identification card.

First, you’ll need to meet with a registered physician in MT. They’ll evaluate you and recommend you for the cannabis program. The cost is $199 and that covers your consultation with a licensed Montana practitioner registered with the state and a physician’s statement recommending medical cannabis if you are approved. For $379, you and a friend or family member can both get your cards. Veriheal has a very high approval rate, so if you are not approved you are refunded in full.

Veriheal provides the Montana doctor for you. The most difficult part of the process has usually been trying to find a practitioner who is registered with the Montana medical cannabis program. Veriheal makes the process easier by allowing you to access Montana physicians who evaluate you via an online video chat consultation.

Montana has a medical marijuana reciprocity program with other states, allowing medical card holders from out-of-state to purchase and consume marijuana while visiting. Also, ss of January 1, 2021, recreational marijuana is legal in Montana. If you’re 21 and older you’re allowed to possess, use, and grow up to 1 ounce of marijuana.

Montana has one of the most diverse medical marijuana programs, allowing all patients access to a variety of medical cannabis options. With a medical cannabis card, a patient can purchase dry flower, tinctures, oils, concentrates, topicals, and edibles.

There are already tons of dispensaries all over the District. You can see a list of Montana dispensaries here.

Medical cannabis patients in Montana are able to purchase a wide variety of products at their local dispensary. Products include dry cannabis flower, edibles, pre-rolls, vaporizers, concentrates, topicals and tinctures.

Places to Visit in MT After Enjoying Your Medicine

Montana may have some of the most rugged territories in the northern U.S., offering locals and visitors endless outdoor activities to try. Skiing, snowboarding, and ice skating are available in the winter at Big Sky Resort, while climbing, hiking, and biking are enjoyed in the fall and spring at Glacier National Park. Made up of glaciers, lakes, towering waterfalls, and high mountain ranges, the national site has 700 miles of hiking trails to explore. For those who want a more enclosed nature experience, the Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park is the best place to spend the day. With dispensaries statewide, taking a trip to the dispensary can quickly become a day to remember at any of these memorable places in Montana.

Glacier National Park

The triple-divide watershed with views of the Pacific, North Atlantic, and the Gulf of Mexico are among the most popular points of interest at Glacier National Park. Not to mention the 700 miles of hiking trails to be explored, or Going-to-the-Sun Road, one of the most magnificent North America mountain routes to travel. The park, popular with photographers and hikers, is the perfect place to bring the family for a day of fun and education at the Logan Visitor Center.

The Garden of One Thousand Buddhas

Native Tibetan trees and flowers deck out The Garden of One Thousand Buddhas, a tranquil Montana sanctuary dedicated to divine peace. Located in Jocko Valley in western Montana, the site has 1,000 Buddha casts around the Great Mother Yum Chenmo, who according to tradition is the embodiment of pure wisdom. The garden's visitors go there in search of an enlightening Eastern religion experience right here in the U.S.

Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park

Montana’s Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park offers both an underground and aboveground experience. After exploring the underground caves, locals and visitors can hike aboveground and even stay the night on the park’s camping grounds. The state park offers seasonal events, making Christmas a particular time on site with the Winter Holiday Candlelight Tour. A notable visitor’s center and camp playground also add to the plethora of things to do at the park.

Data Last Updated 11/27/2023

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