How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in MT

  • STEP 1:


    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

  • STEP 2:


    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, the doctor will fill out a recommendation form for medical marijuana and approve you. Once you have this you can then use that to apply to the state.

  • STEP 3:


    After you meet with the physician and evaluate your condition, once you're approved you will receive a completed physician certification. This form outlines your approval for medical marijuana. After you receive this you can apply online with the Montana Department of Health to receive your medical marijuana card.

    The application fee paid to Montana is $30. Once you submit your fee and application, the state will review it and send you your card in the mail within 4 weeks. Once your card is received you can start buying your medical cannabis directly from the dispensary.

    In Montana, patients will need to re-certify their license annually by seeing 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.

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About Medical Marijuana in Montana

To obtain a card, you must be a legal resident of Montana and must be over 18 years of age. You will need a copy of your valid Montana driver license or ID card issued by a Montana State to demonstrate that.

Qualifying Conditions

In addition, your physician must verify that you have one of the following qualification circumstances in order to be legally permitted to use medical marijuana:

  • Cancer, glaucoma or positive human immunodeficiency virus status, or acquired immune deficiency syndrome when the condition or disease results in symptoms that affect the patient’s health status seriously and adversely.
  •  Cachexia or syndrome that has been wasted.
  •  Severe chronic pain that is persistent serious intensity pain that interferes considerably with daily operations as documented by the treating physician of the patient.
  • Nausea or vomiting is intractable.
  • Epilepsy or seizure disorder that is intractable.
  • Multiple sclerosis.
  • The disease of Crohn.
  • Painful neuropathy on the periphery.
  • A key disorder of the nervous system that leads to chronic, painful spasticity or muscle spasms.
  • Admission to hospital care.
  • Disorder of post-traumatic stress (PTSD).

After confirming that you have one of the above circumstances, your doctor will fill out and provide you with the Physician Statement for a Debilitating Medical Condition form. Once you obtain the Montana Medical Marijuana Program (MMMP) website, you can apply for your medical marijuana card.

The Registered Cardholder Application, which is also accessible on the MMMP website, can be completed as a patient. The application charge costs $30.00 and at the moment of the request can be paid online.

*On the Montana Medical Marijuana Program Forms section, you can find all of these application forms.

Caregivers in Montana

Montana has dissolved and substituted both the caregiver and distribution programs with the Provider / Marijuana-Infused Products Provider (MIPP) program. Provider / MIPP charges are $50 and if the request is incomplete, rejected or the card is withdrawn, they will not be refunded.

To prove Montana’s residency, all applications require a photocopy of a valid (not expired) driver’s license or state-issued ID. Change application forms do not involve a copy of a driver’s license or ID issued by a state and do not require a fee.

At the moment of implementation, all candidates for the provider / MIPP must submit fingerprints and have their background check finished before they can process their request. Provider / MIPP candidates must be appointed to become a provider / MIPP by a registered cardholder (patient) applicant. Provider / MIPP applicants must send at least one request for change form with their provider application packet to a patient naming the applicant as their provider.

Medical Marijuana Access, Possession and Limits

A licensed cardholder may have up to one (1) ounce of usable marijuana, four (4) mature seedlings and twelve (12) seedlings.

A supplier or service supplier infused with marijuana may have four (4) mature plants, twelve (12) seedlings, and one (1) ounce of usable marijuana for each registered cardholder naming the individual as the supplier of the registered cardholder.

Some patients with medical marijuana will pretend to have medical marijuana prescription from a doctor, but prescriptions for marijuana are actually illegal. Marijuana is classified by the federal government as a drug schedule. Doctors are therefore unable to prescribe marijuana to their patients, and patients with medical marijuana can not go to a pharmacy to fill a medical marijuana prescription. Instead, in accordance with state law, medical cannabis doctors will provide patients with a medical marijuana advice.

Under the medical marijuana law of Montana, patients and their caregivers may develop medical marijuana for personal use by the patient and may each have 4 mature crops, 12 seedlings, and 1 ounce of usable marijuana. The Montana Medical Marijuana Act does not allow medical cannabis to be purchased or sold, and caregivers must agree to provide licensed patients with cannabis free of charge.

Licensed suppliers of medical marijuana (dispensaries) can serve at one time more than three patients. It also enables them to employ staff to develop, distribute and dispense medical marijuana.

Montana has a program for medical marijuana, but it is not decriminalized. This implies that if they are not a medical patient, those caught with marijuana might get into severe trouble.  Not only does Montana weed grow a felony without medical need, it is also a felony to look like you plan to sell it.  For those accused of selling weed and misdemeanor charges for all types of ownership, Montana has compulsory prison sentences. Those arrested (not patients) for possession will be needed to take a course on drug education.

With its marijuana policies, Montana is encircled by Idaho and the Dakotas. While growing Montana weed is a unique location for the area, it doesn’t imply Montana is very weed-friendly.


Patients who have not named a supplier can grow up to four seedlings and four mature crops at any moment with one ounce of usable medicinal marijuana.

It is not permitted for patients who have appointed a supplier to grow their own medicinal marijuana.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes. You need to be a resident in Montana and show two proofs of residency.

How do I qualify for medical marijuana in Montana?

To qualify for medical marijuana in MT you must be at least 18 years of age, have two proofs of residency, and have one of the qualifying medical conditions.

What is the first step to getting a MT medical marijuana card?

The first step is to meet with an MT doctor registered to recommend you for medical cannabis.

How can I find a registered physician?

We provide the MT physicians for you. The most difficult part of the process has usually been trying to find a practitioner who will approve you that is registered with the MT medical marijuana program. We help make the process easier by allowing you to access MT physicians who will approve you, and also meet with them online via video chat and get pre-approved then and there.

How long does the consultation usually take?

The medical evaluation usually takes 10-15 minutes.

What if I am not approved?

If you are not approved then your consultation is free. We entail a network of highly qualified medical practitioners who are willing to evaluate any patient to see if they qualify for medical cannabis. We have a 99% approval rate so if you are not approved, you are refunded in full.

How do I prove MT residency?

MT driver’s license, MT motor vehicle registration, MT voter registration, Utility Bill (not phone), Paystub that shows your address and MT withholdings, Mail from MT government with financial contributions or benefits on it, Lease or deed with your name and address on it, Tax documents with MT income shown, or for students: a signed letter from your dormitory stating that you live there for the current semester

I think I’m ready to get my card, how can I get things started?

Enter your information above and we can get you approved in no time!

My primary care is not registered, can I still get a recommendation from them?

No, you can not. You can only get approved for medical marijuana from a practitioner that has registered with the Montana medical marijuana program. And for that, we provide you a physician so you do not need to go through your primary care physicians.

Does chronic pain now qualify me for medical cannabis?

Yes, it does! Montana now allows people with Chronic Pain to be approved for medical marijuana use.

What are the qualifying conditions?

Any condition qualifies. There are a broad range of symptoms which qualify that the doctor will approve. Ultimately, any chronic or debilitating medical condition will be approved. Some of them most generally fall under the following categories: 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)

What is the cost?

The cost is $199 and that covers your medical evaluation, your consultation with a licensed Montana practitioner registered with the state, and an authorized certification for medical marijuana purchases. For $379 you and a friend or family member can both get your cards for a nice little discount.

Where are the dispensaries in MT? Is there a dispensary near me?

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

Once I get my card, what type of medicine can I buy from MT dispensaries?

MT has one of the most diverse medical marijuana programs, allowing all patients access to a variety of medical cannabis options. If you get your Montana cannabis card, you get access to: Dry Flower, Tinctures, Oils, Concentrates, Topicals, Edibles

Does Veriheal operate in other states?

Yes! Check our homepage for a list of active states.

Places to Visit in MT After Enjoying Your Medicine

Large open spaces and wild and beautiful national parks are the main draw cards that attract thousands of annual tourists to Montana’s widespread northwestern state. Montana is known for its many outdoor activities, including a variety of winter sports; water sports such as fishing, canoeing and kayaking; and hiking and biking. It is also the ideal location to access the splendid Glacier National Park and the Yellowstone National Park’s north and northeast entrances, both with wealthy backpacking, hiking and exploration settings.

Glacier National Park

With amazing glacier-carved mountain peaks towering over river-bisected valleys, Glacier National Park includes more than 1,500 square kilometers of wilderness in the core of the Rocky Mountains, close to Montana’s Canada border. The park attracts thousands of tourists who come to experience a broad range of recreational outdoor amenities including camping, backpacking, hiking, biking and wildlife viewing. You can explore the notable countryside on your own or join one of the many guided tours and events offered, including bus, boat and raft tours as well as guided hikes and horseback rides. You can choose from the comfortable hotel and lodge rooms, rent a cozy cabin or rough-it in a tent or RV depending on how willing you are to return to nature.

Yellowstone National Park

Founded in 1872, Yellowstone National Park is the oldest national park in the world and a national treasure that draws thousands of tourists every year–June to August is the best moment and tourists need to plan ahead if they visit during this peak period when traffic can lead to longer driving times and lodging. Start your visit to one of the Visitors ‘ Centers and download the Yellowstone App to provide you with all the tools you need to fully appreciate your park experience. Some of the park’s highlights you need to add to your itinerary include Old Faithful Geyser, the gurgling mud at Mud Volcano, wildlife viewing in Hayden and Pelican Valleys, and the crystal clear fish-laden waters under Fishing Bridge (sadly no fishing has been permitted for many years).


Founded during the Gold Rush as a humble gold camp, Montana’s capital Helena is ideally situated between Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park. In addition to offering the perfect base camp for tourists who want to discover these incredible parks, Helena provides several town attractions when a change of pace is required. Cyclists can look forward to exploring more than 75 kilometers of cycling and mountain biking paths, many of which come from downtown. History enthusiasts can visit the Montana State Capitol Building, take a ride on the Last Chance Tour Train or take a self-guided walking tour of the Westside Mansion District to admire the fortunate miners ‘ homes. After a busy day at Broadwater Hot Springs you can rest in the rejuvenating waters of the natural hot springs.

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