Marijuana is legal in Montana. The state voted to approve I-190 in the 2020 election to allow adults 21 and over to possess up to 1 ounce of cannabis (or 8 grams of concentrate). However, recreational dispensaries are not open at this time. Regulations are yet to be established by the Montana Department of Revenue, though the law states that the state must start accepting license applications by January of 2022. We’ll be following the matter as it develops.

Under state law, registered Montana medical cardholders are legally allowed to possess one ounce of usable medical cannabis. Formerly, patients were required to name a cannabis provider and shop with that provider exclusively. That requirement was overturned with Senate Bill 265, and now cardholders may shop at any Montana dispensary. Patients choose not to use a provider are allowed to possess four mature plants, four seedlings, and the amount of usable marijuana allowed by the state’s medical marijuana department.