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 Economic Affairs Interim Committee has been assigned a study (SJ 31) for the 2021-2022 interim to review the implementation of the recreational marijuana program and evaluate the state of the medical marijuana program. The study will involve significant involvement with the CCD.