Policy Recommendations Montana

2019-2020 Improvements and Recommendations for Montana

Voters in Montana chose to legalize cannabis for all adults through a ballot initiative in the November elections. However Montana patients were extended important access improvements under the state's COVID emergency response plan, which permitted medical cannabis businesses to remain open. Other program enhancements included authorization of curbside pickup to reduce patient exposure to close contact, and permission for patients to utilize telehealth for physician evaluations. ASA recommends that Montana maintain these new program elements, which improve ease of access and reduce costs for patients. ASA also encourages state lawmakers to improve civil, parental and employment rights for patients, as well as housing protections for renting patients and those in subsidized housing.