For years, Montana has been an oasis for marijuana lovers in the northwest half of the United States. Unless you get past Idaho or head east to Minnesota, you’re somewhat in a weed dead zone. Now, Montana has taken even more steps to bring marijuana to the region.
In November 2020, Montana voters approved Initiatives 190 and 118 making it legal for adults to purchase, possess, consume, and grow cannabis. House Bill (HB) 701 was signed into law in May 2021 legalizing adult-use marijuana.
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Montana also has an existing medical marijuana program for patients with approved conditions. Patients may possess up to an ounce of marijuana and grow up to eight plants, with four mature plants at one time. Caregivers can also grow cannabis for patients, as long as they do not charge for their services.
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Growing in Montana
Montana makes it easy for anyone to grow marijuana. As of January 2021, adult Montana residents can grow up to 8 plants per household. Individually, adults may grow 4 mature plants and 4 seedlings.
Recreational marijuana sales begin in 2022. That means, in 2021, the best way to obtain legal marijuana in Montana is by growing it yourself. Recreational dispensaries will charge an additional 20% tax that medical dispensaries do not.
If you’re ready to grow marijuana in Montana, start by downloading and reading the Marijuana Grow Bible. Not only does it explain how to grow in any situation; it also discusses the best way to grow for both medical in non-medical uses. The Marijuana Grow Bible is all of Robert Bergman’s knowledge conveniently written in one handy guide. It’s the perfect way to start any grow.
Montana’s medical marijuana program includes licensed medical marijuana providers (dispensaries) who grow, dispense, and distribute medical marijuana.
However, patients (registered cardholders) can grow or possess 4 mature plants, 4 seedlings, and some usable marijuana. Under the current law, patients can grow marijuana if they do not have a provider.
Montana has legalized recreational marijuana, but there are a few limitations. Only those 21 and older can possess marijuana. Also, it is illegal to possess more than one ounce of flowers or 8 grams of concentrate.
If you plan to enjoy marijuana in this state, keep your stash reasonable and your grow personal. If you do, you’re unlikely to face any trouble.