Medical marijuana cards issued by the Montana Cannabis Control Division (CCD) typically expire after one year. Upon expiration, registered cardholders will not be able to buy medical marijuana products at state-licensed dispensaries. Therefore, a cardholder must take steps to renew their medical marijuana card at least 30 days before its expiration date. To renew medical marijuana cards in Montana, cardholders must take the following steps:
The CCD provides temporary cards that are printable from its online registration portal. Registered cardholders can use these temporary cards until the state agency issues them physical medical marijuana cards.
Yes. Cannabis patients and designated purchasers in Montana can renew their medical marijuana cards online by following the steps outlined below:
Montana patients and caregivers must renew their medical marijuana cards annually. The CCD usually sends notification emails to cardholders 30 days before their cards expire.
Montana medical marijuana card renewal requires medical statements from state-licensed physicians. An eligible patient, aged 18 or older, must obtain a signed CCD Physician Statement from a licensed Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathy. On the other hand, minors registered in the state’s medical marijuana program must provide CCD Physician Statement for Minors signed by two licensed physicians or one oncologist (neurologist or epileptologist).
A physician statement will show the patient’s name, medical conditions, and approved duration for medical marijuana use, which must not exceed one year. Montana patients are required to renew their medical recommendations annually before applying for medical marijuana card renewal. They must then apply for card renewal within 60 days after obtaining their physician’s statement.
Medical card renewal in Montana costs $20. The Montana Cannabis Control Division accepts electronic payment methods such as a debit or credit card and ACH. Patients can also pay the Montana medical marijuana card renewal fee by mail via cash, check, or money order. Alternatively, patients can use the CCD Payment Guide for instructions on how to send payments via Dropbox. Note that other fees, including mailing and physician fees, may be incurred when renewing medical marijuana cards.
Montana accepts only online applications for medical marijuana card renewal.
No. Medical marijuana patients from other states cannot purchase medical marijuana in Montana with out-of-state medical marijuana cards. However, out-of-state visitors in Montana can purchase recreational marijuana products from licensed dispensaries, provided they have government-issued IDs and are 21 years or older.