Montana-licensed physicians are allowed to recommend qualifying patients for medical marijuana use under the state’s Medical Marijuana Program. Residents with certain incapacitating medical conditions may schedule appointments with qualified medical professionals for telemedicine assessments in order to obtain written certifications for medical marijuana.
Yes. Eligible Montana residents are required to see health practitioners and obtain physicians’ certifications, which must be submitted within 60 days of issuance along with their application to access medical marijuana. Minors who qualify for medical cannabis in the state need completed physicians’ statements for debilitating medical conditions approved by two physicians who may be pediatric specialists, except the first physician is a neurologist, oncologist, or epileptologist.
Only state-certified physicians are allowed to recommend patients for medical marijuana in Montana. Such physicians can be any medical doctor or doctor of osteopathic medicine licensed in the state.
No. The state does not maintain a list of Montana medical marijuana doctors.
Any state-licensed medical doctor or doctor of osteopathy can recommend patients for medical marijuana use. To find a Montana medical marijuana doctor, speak to any registered medical cannabis patient nearby and ask them to recommend one.
Yes. The state allows physicians to use telemedicine services to meet with their patients, per the Montana Marijuana Act. However, such online appointments cannot be used as the only means of obtaining the information required for written certifications. Telemedicine offers patients a convenient way to see their doctors remotely or without having to transport themselves physically.
A Montana medical marijuana doctor can prescribe up to 1 ounce of usable marijuana or its equivalent for both adult and minor cannabis patients with qualifying conditions, per HB 701.