Medical marijuana is a valuable aid in the treatment of a wide range of conditions. These include pain relief (especially neuropathic pain), nausea, spasticity, glaucoma, and movement disorders. Marijuana is also a powerful appetite stimulant, specifically for patients suffering from HIV, cancer, or dementia.
Medical cannabis can be used in many preparations, from topicals, to tinctures, capsules, oils, various edible products as well as vape cartridges and smoked flower
New patients must meet with a doctor in person for a review of their medical condition(s) and records to determine if they qualify for the Montana Medical Marijuana program. If approved by the doctor, the patient must then register and pay the state application fee online via Complia(embedded link to complia here?).
A temporary card will be issued to the patient through their Complia license dashboard after submitting payment for application fee. The temporary card will allow new patients to purchase until the official copy of the card arrives in the mail.
Medical marijuana cards must be renewed annually. Patients must see the doctor and register with the state through the Complia portal annually, approximately two weeks prior to their card expiration date.
The fee to see the doctor is $160 (cash or money order) and the state fee is $31.85 (paid online with a card via Complia). The fees are the same for new patients and renewals.
Patients can request a replacement card through their Complia account. Login and then select +CREATE NEW APPLICATION and then select Report Lost Patient Card. Follow web site prompts from there.
Patients can request an update through their Complia account. Login and then select +CREATE NEW APPLICATION and then select Patient Update. Follow web site prompts from there.
People under the supervision of the department of corrections are currently not eligible to to participate in the Montana Medical Marijuana Program.
When supervision ends, they can then apply for their card.