Montana Marijuana License

Montana Marijuana License

License Procurement Opportunities & Initiatives I-90 and CI-118

What the Legislation Says:

Montana Cannabis Initiatives I-90 and CI-118 legalized the possession and use of marijuana for adults in the state age 21 and older. Possession of up to one ounce of marijuana or eight grams of concentrate is legal under the law, which goes into effect January 1, 2021. I-90, the “Montana Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act”, lays out the rules for marijuana use and a 20% tax on sales of adult-use marijuana. Individual counties have the option to ban dispensaries through a public vote. Montana lawmakers have already announced plans to repeal I-90. The next regular session of the Montana legislature starts on January 4, 2021 with GPS keeping abreast of developments.

Getting an Adult-Use Marijuana License in Montana:

Should there be no delays, adult-use sales under I-90 will go into effect no later than October 1, 2021, the deadline for the State Department of Revenue to establish rules and regulations and to begin issuing applications for dispensaries. For the year of 2021, the Department will only accept applications from and issue licenses to providers, marijuana-infused products providers, and dispensaries already operating under the Montana Medical Marijuana Act. Application forms for other adult-use providers, product providers, and dispensaries will be available on January 1, 2022. 

There will be three types of adult-use licenses:

  • Provider 
  • Marijuana-infused products provider 
  • Dispensary 

The Department shall provide licenses to providers and product providers according to a tiered canopy system. Regulators will inspect the proposed registered premises of a provider or products provider to verify canopy capacity within 30 days of receiving the application. They will also issue manufacturing endorsements to qualifying providers or marijuana-infused products providers. 

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