Can I be/have a caregiver for a medical marijuana patient in Montana?

Yes, medical marijuana patients in Montana can have a caregiver, but they are called designated purchasers instead of caregivers.


Caregiver (Designated Purchaser) Requirements:

  • All designated purchasers must be 21 years of age or older.

  • Designated purchasers can be a patient themselves.

  • Designated purchasers cannot have a felony drug conviction.

  • A Consent to Fingerprint Form is only required for the legal guardian of a minor applicant who will cultivate marijuana for the minor.

  • Cardholders may designate up to two individuals to make purchases of medical marijuana on their behalf.

  • The designated purchaser must be in possession of the patient's medical card to purchase on the patient's behalf.

Here's how the designated purchaser process works:

  1. Designated purchasers may be added during an initial application or upon subsequent annual renewal applications.
  2. The patient must complete Step 6 of the online registration form with their designated purchaser(s) information. Once fully approved, they will receive a card as well.

  3. There is no fee for having a designated purchaser.

State Resources: