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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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
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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

Cannabis Consultation

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 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


Cost Information

Below is cost information for getting a Montana medical marijuana card through Veriheal. When it's time to renew your card, we'll reach out with an exclusive price.

Medical Marijuana Certificate
Additional State fee

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Montana's Cannabis Program - Quick Stats

Total Number of Medical Marijuana Patients:


This number represents 2.68% of Montana's total population.

Number of Licensed Dispensaries:


This number represents the number of dispensaries in Montana as of January 2023.

Range of Medical Marijuana Products Available:

Dry cannabis flower, tinctures, edibles, pre-rolls, vapes, concentrates, topicals

All formulation of cannabis are available in Montana.

Average Price of Medical Marijuana Products:

$10-15 per gram

The average ounce in Montana sells for around $266.

Cultivation Stats:

Adults can grow two mature plants and two seedlings

Cultivation licenses allow a licensee to cultivate marijuana for either medical or adult use. Licenses are issued according to a tiered canopy system, allowing for increasing amounts of cultivation space.

Annual Revenue from Marijuana Sales:

$320 million

This number represents Rec and Medical cannabis revenue in 2023.

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. 

How to Renew Your Montana Medical Marijuana Card with Veriheal

To renew your Montana medical marijuana card through Veriheal, you’ll need to schedule a renewal appointment with one of our physicians. They can confirm that you still need medical cannabis for your qualifying condition and help you with the renewal process. We will remind you when it’s almost time for your renewal appointment, or you can reach out to our Customer Service Department so we can assist you and apply a renewal discount for you.

How Long Does a Medical Marijuana Card Last in Montana?

A medical marijuana card in Montana is valid for one year.

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.

With Veriheal, 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.

With Veriheal, Montana residents can get a medical card starting at as low as $49.75. Patients must also pay an additional $20 fee to register with the state.

Yes, Veriheal offers telemedicine appointments in Montana. You can consult with your doctor, get approved, and register with the state completely online.

No, Montana prohibits medical cannabis patients from owning or purchasing a firearm.

Montana residents over the age of 18 can qualify for medical cannabis if they have one of the following qualifying conditions: Admittance into hospice care in accordance with rules adopted by the department, Cachexia or wasting syndrome, Cancer, Central nervous system disorder resulting in chronic, painful spasticity or muscle spasms, Crohn’s disease, Epilepsy or an intractable seizure disorder, Glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, Intractable nausea or vomiting, Painful peripheral neuropathy, Post traumatic stress disorder, and/or Severe chronic pain that is persistent pain of severe intensity that significantly interferes with daily activities as documented by the patient’s treating physician.

Getting your evaluation with Veriheal is quick and easy, but it can take about 30 days for Montana to approve patients for their medical marijuana program. If you pay the state registration fee online with a credit or debit card, it will speed up the process, however.

Data Last Updated 06/04/2024

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