Becoming a Patient in Montana

To register as a medical marijuana patient in Montana, you must submit the following information on forms provided by the Montana Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Your doctor's recommendation. The form is available here.
  • A fee of $5.00 for a new application. A renewal is $5.00
  • The patient and other application forms are available online at the address indicated above.

Eligible conditions:

An individual diagnosed with one of the following conditions may be eligible for certification as a medical cannabis patient in the state of Montana:

  • cancer
  • glaucoma
  • 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

Becoming a Patient as a Minor:

If you are under the age of 18, you can still become a patient, but a parent or legal guardian must agree to act as a caregiver, and they will be responsible for the control of your use; from obtaining cannabis on your behalf, to administering dosages. There is a separate application form specifically for minor-patients.

Benefits of Being a Patient:

As a registered patient in Montana you will have an affirmative defense in court if you are arrested for the possession of cannabis.

Becoming a Caregiver:

There are no provisions for caregivers in Montana's medical cannabis laws.

Out of State Patients:

The state of Minnesota does not recognize out of state patients. For more information about traveling as a medical cannabis patient, check out our Travel Guide.

Home Cultivation:

Any adult over the age of 21 may grow up to four mature and four immature plants at home. Multiple adults in a single household are limited to eight mature and eight immature plants per household.