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Get Your Montana Medical Marijuana Card Online for only $129

Get approved today in minutes with the nation’s #1 trusted med card provider.

No appointment needed. Only billed if approved.

How to Get a Medical Card in Montana in Minutes

  • 1. Signup

    Fill out a 30-second, confidential questionnaire. We’ll send it to one of our available medical marijuana doctors for review.

  • 2. Chat with a Doctor Today

    Our state-certified medical practitioners are standing by to help answer your questions and evaluate your cannabis needs.

  • 3. Get Your Med Card

    Once you’re approved, you’ll receive an email with your PDF certification and instructions to finish your state registration via Montana’s online application portal. Your Montana certification and med card are valid for one year unless your doctor specifies otherwise.

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Why get a medical cannabis card in Montana?
Meet your perks.

Montana medical marijuana patients only pay 4% in tax, compared to 20% for recreational consumers!
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Adult users in Montana can only grow 2 plants and 2 seedlings, but registered patients can grow up to 4 plants and 12 seedlings.
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Montana medical marijuana patients can buy higher potency products than recreational consumers.
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Medical marijuana can be used in hospitals and healthcare facilities in accordance with their rules. That's not true for recreational cannabis.
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  • " I really appreciate the fast and easy navigation of the website. I was kept informed thru the whole process. It is reassuring to know I can have a stress-free experience with NuggMD"

    Claire K.

    Claire K.

    4 months ago
  • " Could not have been an easier process! From online doctor interview to receiving temporary ID card by email, it was so straightforward and quick. So happy I found NuggMD!"

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  • " The evaluation was easy to fill out and I was contacted by a doctor within minutes. It made what could have been a complicated process straightforward, highly recommend!"

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  • " NuggMD walked me through the process and held my hand (figuratively) the whole way. Registering was quick and easy ... and unbelievably fast. I definitely recommend their services."

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Qualifying conditions in Montana

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How to be a medical cannabis caregiver in Montana

Montana doesn’t have a traditional caregiver program like most other states with medical cannabis. Instead of individually registering caregivers, Montana allows patients to appoint up to two “Designated Purchasers.” These are adults over 21 years old, named by the patient to purchase medical cannabis on their behalf. Patients can only register designated purchasers when they register or renew their medical cannabis card.

Montana does not have an application fee for designated purchasers, and the only requirements are that they are over 21 and the patient names them at the time of registration.

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How to register for a med card in Montana

Follow the instructions once you start the NuggMD process to fill out your application. Make sure you enter all of your information accurately to avoid possible delays in your processing. When you’re approved, your NuggMD medical marijuana doctor will initiate the state registration process by filling out a Physician Statement.

Once your doctor completes this process, you’ll receive an email notification to finish your state registration via Montana’s online portal. You’ll need to enter all of the requested information and pay the state registration fee of $20.

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How to renew your med card in Montana

Montana requires you to renew your card yearly through the same portal you used to register. The renewal fee is the same as the initial registration fee ($20).

Thankfully, the process for how to renew your Montana medical cannabis card isn’t complicated. And NuggMD makes the process even easier!

  • We’ll send you an email reminder when it’s time to renew,
  • Sign into NuggMD to meet with one of our state-certified medical practitioners,
  • Follow the provided steps to complete your med card renewal with the state.

Whether you got your initial recommendation with NuggMD or another doctor or service in the state, our medical marijuana doctors are standing by.

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We are a team of cannabis and technology professionals focused on connecting you with state-licensed doctors. We believe all people deserve access to medical cannabis if they think it might improve their quality of life. Since our founding in 2015, we’ve held ourselves and our partners to the highest standards to ensure every patient we serve is able to access reliable cannabis information, trustworthy medical practitioners, and proactive updates on the cannabis healthcare ecosystem and legislation that may affect their experience as a medical cannabis patient.

Whether you’re a cannabis connoisseur or thinking of becoming a first-time medical marijuana patient, our network of doctors will listen to your needs and give you an honest opinion about whether they think cannabis can help.

Get Your Card Billed only if approved.

Frequently asked. Frequently answered.

  • In order to qualify for medical cannabis in Montana, you’ll need to be a permanent resident of the state with one of Montana’s qualifying medical conditions for the program. Adults over 18 are eligible for the program. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who will need to give approval for the treatment and act as a caregiver. Minors will also need to be evaluated by two medical professionals or one oncologist, neurologist, or epileptologist.

  • Here is the full list of Montana qualifying conditions:


    • Cancer
    • Chron’s disease
    • Glaucoma
    • HIV/AIDs
    • Hospice care
    • Intractable seizures or epilepsy
    • Intractable nausea or vomiting
    • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
    • Painful peripheral neuropathy
    • Persistent or severe pain which interferes with the patient’s daily activities and is documented by the patient’s physician
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    • Wasting syndrome or cachexia
    • A central nervous system disorder resulting in chronic, painful spasticity or muscle spasms
  • In Montana, cannabis is overseen by the state’s Cannabis Control Division. The last time the state added a qualifying condition was with the passage of ballot initiative I 182 in 2016. That initiative removed many of the restrictions imposed on the program by the legislature and added persistent severe pain and PTSD to the list of qualifying conditions.

  • Montana medical marijuana patients save 16% on taxes, can grow twice as many plants, have access to higher potency products, and can use their cannabis in healthcare facilities (subject to each facility’s rules).

  • NuggMD only charges $129 for a Montana medical cannabis evaluation. All NuggMD medical evaluations are completely risk-free because patients are only charged if they qualify for their state’s medical cannabis program. Following the evaluation, you’ll still need to pay Montana’s $20 registration fee.

  • Unfortunately, cannabis is still illegal at the federal level in the U.S., even for medical purposes. Because the federal government doesn’t recognize medical cannabis, nearly all insurance companies will not cover the cost of medical cannabis.

  • Getting your evaluation with NuggMD is fast and easy, but it can take roughly 30 days for Montana to approve patients for the state’s medical cannabis program. The state does specify that if you pay the registration fee online with a credit or debit card, it will speed up the process.

  • With NuggMD, you are ONLY charged for your evaluation if you are approved. We believe everyone deserves access to a qualified medical cannabis doctor, and the cost of an evaluation shouldn’t be a barrier.

  • You’ll only be charged if you’re approved for your medical marijuana certification. If not, your evaluation is free! If you sign up and pay for your evaluation, but then cancel before your evaluation, there is a small $10 fee for the payment processing. Once you’ve been approved and issued your certification, a refund for services will no longer be available. Please send an email to with the subject line “Refund Request” and a brief description of your issue. We want to make sure you’re 100% satisfied with your purchase being that you, the customer, are the most important thing to us! Once a refund has been initiated, please allow 3-5 business days for the funds to transfer back to the card you used for the transaction. If any issues arise, please feel free to reach back out for further assistance.

  • Montana allows any medical doctor (MD) or doctor of osteopathy (OD) licensed in the state to recommend medical cannabis. You’re free to switch doctors as long as they’re licensed in Montana and they evaluate you for your condition.

  • This depends on the state to which you’re traveling. Each state has different rules regarding reciprocity, and some don’t allow it at all. Check with your destination state to learn more.

  • Yes. Montana requires that medical cannabis patients be permanent residents of the state, and a state-issued ID or passport is preferred, but MT will accept other proof of residency, including a tribal identification card, voter registration form, a hunting or fishing license, or similar documentation.

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