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What marijuana/cannabis businesses can you start in Montana?

Under the new regulations, enacted as of November 8, 2016, Montana is currently open for medical marijuana businesses.

The regulations of this measure have provisions for:

    • Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
    • Medical Marijuana Manufacturers
    • Medical Marijuana Cultivators
    • Medical Marijuana Testing Facilities

New regulations will go into effect in June 2017, which are still being worked out, until then, the state has said they will utilize the old regulations for licensing

What can you do right now?

To be prepared in submitting a marijuana business license application to the state, you should:

    • Read through the regulations and determine what business type you'd like to have.
    • Get our free starter package to give you a general overview of what to expect when the state starts licensing marijuana businesses.
    • If you'll be seeking financing and investors or partners, you'll need a business plan to present to them. See our Marijuana Business Plans page for details and get a business plan to fit your needs.
    • Hire us to assist with getting you the necessary licenses to open and run your business.

How To Open a Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Montana

The state allows potential business owners to open a Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Montana. Whether this is possible or not will hinge entirely on the city and/or county of choice, as the state allows the local municipalities to ban or place moratoriums on whether to license marijuana dispensaries for operation or not.

  1. Setup your Marijuana Business Corporate Structure.
  2. Create your Marijuana Dispensary Business Plan
  3. Determine your potential location(s) and investigate whether licensing is possible in the prospective cities or counties.
  4. Acquire the necessary licenses to operate your dispensary and be completely legal and compliant.
  5. Install the operational infrastructure to be in accordance with all regulations and then open your doors for business.
  6. Contract with cultivators and/or edible/extraction/infused products manufacturers to grow and produce marijuana products..

How To Grow/Cultivate Marijuana Legally in Montana

Same as Dispensary steps, the only difference is that you will be contracting with dispensaries and/or edible/extraction/infused products manufacturers to grow marijuana for them.

How To Start a Marijuana Edibles, Marijuana Infused Products or Marijuana Extractions Business In Montana

Same as Dispensary steps, the only difference is that you will be contracting with dispensaries and cultivators to provide your products to customers.

The latest marijuana industry news, laws, & frequently asked questions for Montana.