The Cannabis Control Division (CCD) is a division within the Department of Revenue. The objective of the CCD is to develop a well-regulated program so that individuals with a debilitating medical condition can safely access the medicine they need. House Bill 701 (HB 701) was passed by the 2021 Montana Legislature and signed into law on 5/18/2021. HB701 amends both the recreational marijuana initiative I-190 and the Montana Medical Marijuana Act. CCD administers both programs as the “Montana Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act” under Title 16, chapter 12.
- Administers licenses for:
- Canopy licenses: main business license; structured in tiers
- Provider location license: required for cultivation locations
- Marijuana infused product provider (MIPP) location license: required for manufacturing facilities
- Dispensary location license: required for each dispensary
- Chemical manufacturing endorsement
- Medical marijuana industry employee applications
- Medical marijuana program testing lab
- Medical marijuana inspections
- Seed-to-sale systems Economic Affairs Interim Committee Areas of Interest
The department began accepting applications for marijuana manufacturers that are not former medical marijuana licensees, as defined in 16-12-102(14), MCA, on July 1, 2023.
A marijuana manufacturer licensee shall not utilize a branded, commercially manufactured food product (e.g., Chex Mix, Nerds Ropes) as an edible marijuana product except when commercially manufactured food products are used as ingredients in an edible marijuana product in a way that renders them unrecognizable as the commercial food product in the final edible marijuana product; and the licensee does not state or advertise to the consumer that the final edible marijuana product contains the commercially manufactured food product.