There are over 400 marijuana dispensaries in Montana. There are medical and recreational cannabis dispensaries in different cities and municipalities in the state. Some dispensaries sell both medical and recreational cannabis.
Montana dispensaries operate on different schedules, but the majority of cannabis retailers in the state tend to open between 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. To check the specific opening hours of dispensaries near you, visit their websites, where this information is usually provided. To locate dispensaries near your location, you can search for "Montana dispensaries near me" on any search engine, and you will be directed to web pages of nearby dispensaries. If a dispensary does not have its opening hours listed on its website, you can easily reach out to them using the contact phone number provided on its website's contact page.
The closing times of Montana dispensaries vary, with most retail stores open until 08:00 p.m. while others close earlier, between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. To avoid disappointment, confirming the closing time of the dispensary you intend to visit is advisable by contacting them beforehand. You can find the dispensary's contact information on its website or by conducting an online search using the keywords "Montana cannabis dispensaries near me." While the search results list the address of nearby dispensaries, you can also find the dispensaries' operation hours by selecting the dispensaries' names in the list.
If you reside in a “green” county in Montana, you may be able to find cannabis dispensaries offering cannabis delivery around you. Once you have confirmed that you live in a “green” county, search online to see if nearby dispensaries offer cannabis delivery since not all Montana dispensaries provide this service. To search online, enter the keyword “legal Montana marijuana dispensaries near me.” From the search results, follow the links to the websites of nearby dispensaries or use the phone numbers provided to reach out to the dispensaries if they offer cannabis delivery.
Cannabis is classified as a Schedule I drug federally and may not be transported across state lines. Note that federal laws guide transportation across state lines. Therefore, Montana dispensaries do not ship cannabis out of state in compliance with federal law.
Yes, there are recreational cannabis dispensaries in Montana. The state permitted licensed entities to set up adult-use cannabis dispensaries in accordance with the Marijuana Legalization and Tax Initiative approved by Montana voters in November 2020. However, not all Montana counties permit cannabis dispensaries within their jurisdictions. Note that a Montana medical cannabis dispensary licensed prior to November 3, 2020, may sell adult-use marijuana and medical marijuana in the same location. In "green" counties where voters largely supported the Marijuana Legalization and Tax Initiative, dispensaries began operation in January 2022. In "red" counties, where the Montana voters opposed the Initiative, adult-use marijuana sales are banned. For more details on what the green and red counties are in Montana, see the map on the FAQs page of the Cannabis Control Division website.
To ensure compliance with Montana's regulations governing recreational marijuana, visitors to the state's dispensaries must provide valid government-issued photo identification cards showing they are of legal age to possess cannabis. This measure is necessary to prevent individuals under 21 from purchasing recreational cannabis. You should also bring cash to the dispensary, as Montana dispensaries prefer payments to be completed with cash.
In Montana, medical cannabis dispensaries are required by law to ask visitors for medical marijuana cards issued by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS). Note that legal protections are only provided for patients with Montana medical marijuana ID cards. Therefore, out-of-state patients are not permitted to enter Montana medical marijuana dispensaries.
If you are planning to purchase recreational cannabis at a Montana dispensary, you will need to present an unexpired government-issued ID to prove that you are 21 or older. However, if you do not have a valid ID or are under 21, you must possess a Montana medical marijuana card when visiting a cannabis retailer in the state.
You must be 21 years or older to enter a Montana recreational marijuana dispensary. At 18, you can enter a Montana medical marijuana dispensary if you are an approved medical marijuana patient.
You can visit as many Montana dispensaries as you wish in a single day. While the number of visits to dispensaries is not limited, there is a limit on the quantities you can purchase.
In Montana, dispensaries typically accept cash and sometimes debit cards. Credit cards are not accepted in the state’s cannabis dispensaries. Many retailers also have ATMs, which customers can use to withdraw cash to pay for their purchases.
Medical insurance cannot be used to pay for purchases at Montana dispensaries. Customers are required to pay the full cost of their cannabis purchases with cash or debit cards.
Yes, Montana dispensaries are required by law to track all cannabis purchases made by their customers. Other than regulatory compliance, tracking cannabis sales helps ensure that visitors do not exceed the legal purchase caps.