In order to obtain a medical marijuana dispensary license in Montana, you must first successfully apply for a provider license. If you intend to manufacture and sell marijuana-infused products, you must apply for a chemical manufacturing endorsement, which is also referred to as a marijuana-infused product provider (MIPP) license.
Once you’ve obtained your provider/MIPP license, you’ll be eligible to apply for a medical marijuana dispensary business license through the DPHHS website.
Providers applying for a license before July 1, 2020, must have resided in Montana for three years, unless the provider was named by a registered cardholder by June 30, 2017.
After July 1, 2020, providers must have resided in Montana for one year before applying for a license.
The fee for a medical marijuana provider license depends on the number of registered cardholders that have listed you as their official provider:
For up to 10 cardholders, the fee is $1,000.
For 11-49 cardholders, the fee is $2,500.
For 50 or more cardholders, the fee is $5,000.
The fee for a chemical manufacturing endorsement (that is, the MIPP license) is $500; you may apply for your provider license and your MIPP at the same time.
The fee for a dispensary license is $500 — however, you may apply for one dispensary license at the same location as your provider/MIPP license at no charge.
Yes. One person may only hold one provider/MIPP license. However, you may apply for multiple dispensary licenses. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services will have oversight and auditing powers over all of Missouri’s commercial medical marijuana operations.
Montana dispensaries may not be located within a zone of a city, town, or county where activity related to medical marijuana use is prohibited. Additionally, dispensaries may not be located within 500 feet of any church, synagogue, or other place of worship, or of a school or post-secondary school.
Licensed providers and dispensaries are prohibited from advertising marijuana or marijuana-related products in any medium, including electronic media.
Before selling marijuana flower or other products, providers who hold a dispensary license must verify the validity of the customer’s registry identification card. Additionally, marijuana products must be tested by an approved laboratory or the department of agriculture to ensure product safety and consumer protection.