Montana Laws

 

Approved Conditions

·         Cancer

·         Glaucoma

·         HIV / AIDS

·         A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe or chronic pain, severe nausea, seizures, including seizures caused by epilepsy or severe or persistent muscle spasms including those caused by Multiple sclerosis or Crohn’s disease

·         Any other medical condition or treatment for a medical condition adopted by the department by rule

 

Possession by Qualified Patients

·         May possess 12 seedlings (less than 12”), 4 mature flowering plants, and 1 ounce of usable marijuana

 

Requirements to Obtain a Medical Marijuana Card

·         Must complete a “Montana Medical Marijuana Program Application”

·         Must have a physician licensed in Montana complete the appropriate section of the “Montana Medical Marijuana Program Application”

·         Must have the physician complete the “Physician’s Statement for a Chronic Pain Diagnosis” if applying with chronic pain as a qualifying condition

·         Minors must complete a “Minor Registry Application Packet”

·         Caregivers must register as “providers”

·         Must pay an application fee of $25

·         Must mail/fax the appropriate forms to the “Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services”

 

Sale or Delivery

·         Any amount (with or without compensation): felony (mandatory minimum 1 year imprisonment to life and/or $50,000 fine)

·         From an adult to a minor: felony (mandatory 2 year imprisonment minimum and/or $50,000 fine)

·         Within 1000 feet of school grounds: felony (mandatory 3 year imprisonment minimum to life and/or $50,000 fine)

 

Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana

·         Illegal to drive while under the influence of marijuana

·         Any amount of marijuana found in the driver’s blood or urine will establish that the driver was under the influence

·         Penalties:

 

Number of convictions

 

Fines

Jail Time

Additional  penalties that may apply

 

 

 

 

 

First convictions

 

a fine between $300 and $1,000

between 24 hours and six months in jail

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Second convictions within 5 years

 

a fine between $600 and $1,000

between seven days and six months in jail

the vehicle may be forfeited

Third conviction

 

a fine between $1,000 and $5,000

between 30 days and one year in jail

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Offenses with a minor (aged 16 or younger) in the vehicle

 

penalties for first offenses increase to a fine between $600 and $2,000; a fine between $1,00 and $2,000 for second offenses; a fine between $2,000 and $10,000 for third offenses

penalties for first offenses increase to between 48 hours and one year in jail; an increase between 14 days and one year in jail for second offenses; an increase between 60 days and one year in jail for third offenses



 

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