Montana Marijuana Laws

Montana Marijuana Laws

Montana legalized cannabis only for treating certain debilitating conditions.

It is a crime to possess any amount of cannabis for non-patients. In the case of first violation, penalties for possessing up to 60 grams of marijuana include a 6-month imprisonment and a maximum fine of $500. The second offense is punishable by a sentence of 3 years in jail and a fine of $1,000. Possession of any amount of the substance with intent to distribute entails imprisonment for up to 20 years and a $50,000 fine.

A person who has been caught for selling any amount of marijuana may be fined $50,000 and imprisoned for a minimum of 1 year.

Cultivation of less than 1 pound or 30 plants of cannabis may be the reason to incarcerate the person for 10 years and fine them $50,000.

Montana Medical Marijuana Laws

A patient (or their primary caregiver) who has obtained an ID card may legally possess up to 1 oz of usable marijuana and cultivate no more than 4 plants and 12 seedlings.

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​In the states where it has been legalized, the new industry is contributing to the various states' economies. Marijuana Business Daily puts the number of jobs created by cannabis-related companies at between 100,000 and 150,000. New Frontier Data estimated employment within the industry may reach 300,000 by 2020.
Nov 15, 2017 1:46 PM
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On November 8, 2016, nine states voted on the legalization of either medical or recreational weed. Five states―Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada―were deciding whether to permit marijuana use for adults.
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Report Suggests: Cannabis Legalization May Bring $7.8 Billion of Revenue by 2020
If voters support initiatives legalizing recreational marijuana in five American states and medical marijuana in Montana and Florida, those states will receive a $7.8 billion revenue from the legal weed market by 2020, the latest report suggests.
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