Montana Medical Marijuana Program

How to get Montana Medical Marijuana card

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.


  • Cancer, glaucoma or 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 musclespasms
  • Admittance into hospice care
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 

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.


For further information visit the MMP website via this link.

How it works for existing patients

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.