Montana Title 50. Health and Safety § 50-46-301. Short title--purpose

(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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