Cannabis Information by State: Montana

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Like most states, Montana requires a state license to engage in commercial cannabis activity. The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) regulates the state’s medical marijuana program. Adult-use marijuana is regulated by the Department of Revenue.

By October 1, 2021, the Department of Revenue will begin accepting applications for licenses to sell adult-use marijuana. Only current medical marijuana providers and dispensaries may apply for the first twelve months after they begin accepting applications,

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Regulations and Compliance

The DPHHS requires all licensees to use Metrc’s seed to sale tracking system to ensure that medical cannabis and cannabis products are safely tracked and monitored prior to sale.

Companies who engage in commercial cannabis activity must use Metrc, the state-designated cannabis tracking system, to track, record, and report inventory. 

Because remaining compliant includes tracking and reporting everything down to the gram, automation is essential for saving time and cutting costs. Implementing an ERP system designed for the regulations and supply chain of the cannabis industry will help your business survive and thrive.

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Packaging and Labeling

Packaging for medical marijuana items must be child-resistant and protect the product from contamination.

Labels for marijuana items being sold to a cardholder may not be false or misleading. They may not include designs or images that are attractive to minors. Labels must include the following information: 

  • Name and license number for the business
  • Date the item was manufactured or harvested
  • Name of the strain
  • Net weight or volume
  • Concentration of THC, THCA, CBD, and CBDA
  • Unique identification number
  • Various state-mandated warnings
  • Statement that the product has been tested or not using state-dictated language
  • Additional labeling requirements for products not intended to be administered orally
  • Additional labeling requirements for edibles and tinctures
  • Additional labeling requirements for concentrates and extracts

The Department of Revenue had reserved the right to define packaging and labeling requirements for adult-use marijuana.

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Business and Advertising

Advertising is currently prohibited in any medium. A licensee may have a website but not include prices or solicit customers through the website.

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*Disclaimer: Cannabis laws vary by state and are subject to frequent changes. This article is intended to provide general information and is not a substitute for legal counsel or binding business advice. Please consider consulting a Montana lawyer for more information.

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