As of 2023, there are 13 medical conditions that qualify for medical marijuana treatment in Montana. These include 12 medical conditions and admittance to hospice care.
Montana requires those applying for its medical marijuana card to be diagnosed with one or more of the following qualifying conditions:
In addition to these conditions, Montana also approves its medical marijuana card for patients in hospice care.
Yes. When the Montana medical marijuana program started in 2004, it specified 12 qualifying conditions. PTSD was included on the list of qualifying conditions when the program expanded in 2016. Montana does not accept petitions to add new illnesses to its list of qualifying medical conditions.
No. Physicians can only recommend medical marijuana in Montana for qualifying conditions listed in the state’s medical cannabis law.
Yes. Qualifying patients in Montana must obtain physician recommendations to be eligible for medical marijuana use. Physicians that can issue such certifications include state-licensed Medical Doctors (MDs) and Doctors of Osteopathy (DOs).
In addition to living with a qualifying medical condition, Montana requires anyone applying for its medical marijuana card to be: