Montana Cannabis Legislation

The portal to all things Montana cannabis legislation

We want to help you stay informed on Montana MMJ laws and how they affect Montana cannabis businesses. Want to quickly reference current law? Are you interested in learning more about the history of legislating cannabis in this state? Do you want to see how past and current legislators as well as running candidates stand on the industry? You can even check out action that’s been taken, being taken, and how you can get involved. Current Law, Legislators, and Action coming soon!





The Timeline

The Montana Marijuana Program has endured so many changes since its inception in 2004. We wanted to create a timeline to visualize just some of the major events that have taken place.
Because we work in such a tumultuous industry, we’re sure Planet-3 missed some elements in the timeline. Please feel free to help us add to it!
Planet-3 Co-Founder, Tresha Sanders

Tresha Sanders

Planet-3 Co-Founder

December 18, 2019

New Approach Montana submitted a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana and a constitutional amendment that would allow a technical change to state law stipulating that only adults 21 and older could possess or purchase cannabis (source) (source) (initiative) (constitutional initiative)

December 18, 2019

The DPHHS began enforcement of the Emergency Rules on Wednesday at 1:00 pm. 

The restrictions include the sale of all flavored e-cigarette products, including flavored nicotine, THC, and CBD e-cigarette products, in-store and online. The rules did not require retailers to destroy their existing inventory. (source) (notice)

December 13, 2019

The DPHHS Announced its notice of intent to begin enforcing Emergency Rules that temporarily restrict the sale of flavored e-cigarette products in Montana. DPHHS is proceeding with enforcement of the rules, citing that the Temporary Restraining Order preventing enforcement expired by operation of law in October.

Since the Emergency Rules were first announced, DPHHS has confirmed five additional cases of E-cigarette or Vaping Product Use Associated Lung Injury (EVALI) in Montana. (source) (notice)

October 30, 2019

A hearing to discuss the legality of the Emergency Temporary Ban on flavored e-cigarette products was scheduled for this day. District Judge Jennifer Lint of Hamilton had issued a temporary restraining order, thus halting Governor Steve Bullock’s ban on flavored vaporizers announced earlier that month. The restraining order was issued because it was seen to be a possible infringement of personal rights and illegal under state law. (source)

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