In order to participate in the Montana Medical Marijuana Program (MMP) as a patient you must be diagnosed with one of the following qualifying conditions.
After you have been diagnosed with one of these conditions you must be prescribed the use of medicinal marijuana by your physician or alternative caregiver. They will fill out an application form from the state to use medicinal marijuana. Then you give this form to your caregiver. There’s a section for them to fill out before sending the paperwork to the state. The state will process your request. It takes a couple weeks before you recieve your card in the mail. When you receive your card you can purchase from your documented provider only. There is not an open market so you must purchase all your cannabis products from your listed provider to remain within the laws of the MMP.
Existing patients can switch marijuana providers easily by filling out a change request form. First you fill out a change request with your new provider. This is a free proccess. Then they will sign it and send it in to the state. While you’re waiting for the state to process the request you can still go through your current provider until your new card is received. When you receive your new card, you can only purchase your medicine from the new provider stated on the new card. You may switch providers at anytime.