Over the course of several years, the landscape of the United States has changed significantly, all thanks to the presence of a certain little green plant. At this time, over 30 states have officially legalized medical-grade marijuana for patients suffering from debilitating pain or illnesses, while 8 have permitted recreational use of the drug. Likewise, a “cannabis industry” has started to blossom in California and Washington, thanks to the presence of independent cosmetic and farming companies. (Even famous director Francis Ford Coppola and boxer Mike Tyson have joined the fray.) In the midst of states that allow medical cannabis, Ohio leads the charge with drug reform policies and leniency, but what about other states across the Great Plains and the North? Let’s take a closer look at some facts about medical cannabis laws in the beautiful state of Montana.

Land of Shining Mountains

SOME FACTS ABOUT CANNABIS LAWS IN MONTANALet’s just say that this beautiful state earned the nickname “Land of Shining Mountains” for a very good reason. Neighboring the Canadian province of Alberta, Montana boasts some of the most spectacular mountain views in the country, as 77 chains of the Rocky Mountains pass through its western sector. However, nature-lovers will marvel at the eastern prairies and badlands that make this state an iconic figurehead in western culture. Ranching, in particular, is a major industry in the Treasure State, and it is not rare to catch glimpses of cowboys riding horses across the sweeping plains. However, Montana is adored for its multitude of national landmarks including Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park, the Beartooth Highway, Big Sky Resort, and much more. Overall, Montana is in a true treasure of America.

Risky Business

Much like the terrain of this beautiful state, Montana’s marijuana laws are rugged and testy. Despite its approval for medical use in 2004, the drug is still listed as a Schedule-I hallucinogenic substance, and possession of the plant (without medical approval) can result in severe criminal punishment. If a person is caught with 60 grams or more for recreational use, this individual can face 3 years of prison time and a maximum fine of $1,000. However, as part of the Medical Marijuana Act (I148), patients suffering from severe and debilitating medical conditions can seek permission to receive the drug through the state’s medical program.

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