Initiative 148(76 KB) -- Approved by 62% of voters on Nov. 2, 2004 Effective: Nov. 2, 2004
Approved Conditions: Cancer,
glaucoma, or positive status for HIV/AIDS, or the treatment of these
conditions; a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or
its treatment that produces cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe or
chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures, including seizures caused by
epilepsy, or severe or persistent muscle spasms, including spasms caused
by multiple sclerosis or Crohn's disease; or any other medical
condition or treatment for a medical condition adopted by the department
qualifying patient and a qualifying patient's caregiver may each
possess six marijuana plants and one ounce of usable marijuana. "Usable
marijuana" means the dried leaves and flowers of marijuana and any
mixture or preparation of marijuana.
Amended: SB 423(100 KB) -- Passed on Apr. 28, 2011 and transmitted to the Governor on May 3, 2011 Effective: July 1, 2011
SB 423 changes the application process to require a Montana driver's
license or state issued ID card. A second physician is required to
confirm a chronic pain diagnosis.
"A provider or marijuana-infused products provider may assist a
maximum of three registered cardholders..." and "may not accept anything
of value, including monetary remuneration, for any services or products
provided to a registered cardholder."
Approved Conditions: Cancer,
glaucoma, or positive status for HIV/AIDS 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 intractable seizure
disorder; Multiple sclerosis; Chron's Disease; Painful peripheral
neuropathy; A central nervous system disorder resulting in chronic,
painful spasticity or muscle spasms; Admittance into hospice care.
Possession/Cultivation: Amended to 12 seedlings (less than 12"), four mature flowering plants, and one ounce of usable marijuana.
On Nov. 6, 2012, Montana voters approved initiative referendum No. 124 by a vote of 56.5% to 43.5%, upholding SB 423.
Medical Marijuana Program
Montana Department of Health and Human Services
2401 Colonial Drive, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 202953
Helena, MT 59620-2953
Phone: 406-444-0596 firstname.lastname@example.org
Information provided by the state on sources for medical marijuana:
"The department does not have information about growing marijuana,
but recommends using the internet, family and friends as resources to
find information." "Frequently Asked Questions," dphhs.mt.gov, Nov. 29, 2011
Patient Registry Fee:
$75 new application/$75 renewal
Accepts other states' registry ID cards?
No (reciprocity ended when SB 423 took effect)