(1) This part may be cited as the “Montana Medical Marijuana Act”.
(2) The purpose of this part is to:
(a) improve the regulatory system to make the Montana marijuana program safe, functional, and transparent for patients, providers, regulators, and Montana communities;
(b) provide legal protections to individuals with debilitating medical conditions, including posttraumatic stress disorder, who engage in the use of marijuana to alleviate the symptoms of the debilitating medical condition;
(c) allow for the limited cultivation, manufacture, delivery, and possession of marijuana as permitted by this part;
(d) allow persons to assist registered cardholders with the cultivation of marijuana and manufacture of marijuana-infused products;
(e) require licensing for the cultivation of marijuana and manufacture of marijuana-infused products;
(f) provide for dispensaries, employees, and the transport of marijuana and marijuana-infused products;
(g) establish reporting requirements for production of marijuana and marijuana-infused products and inspection requirements for premises;
(h) provide for the testing of marijuana by licensed testing laboratories; and
(i) give local governments a role in establishing standards for the cultivation, manufacture, and use of marijuana that protect the public health, safety, and welfare of residents within their jurisdictions.
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