As of June 2nd, 2020 the Big Sky is un-tethering for medical marijuana patients around the state. Anyone with a MMMP card can now shop at any licensed dispensary inside the state lines and buy cannabis products. The allowable amounts will remain the same at 5 ounces per month but due to Covid-19, patients are now able to purchase that amount in a single day (up from 1 oz limit per day).
As providers, we need to check in METRC that the patients are under their monthly limit in order to facilitate a sale but this legislative change will ensure that patients are able to acquire their medicine if they are traveling around the state or if their previously assigned provider goes out of business, is put on administrative hold, or simply runs out of their product of choice.
Equally beneficial, patients can now shop around as different providers are offering new varieties of flower strains and product types. Dispensaries are still not able to advertise our products on any medium so patients will have to call, email or physically walk in the door to see our wares but that's actually kind of exciting and aside from the lack of efficiency, it will give people more of a chance to meet their neighbors and others within the cannabis community.
Rural communities now possibly have a better chance of finding providers who offer delivery services such as Montana Canna who will deliver to Flathead and Lake counties in the North West, from Polson, Seeley Lake to Whitefish and Eureka.
One more noteworthy bullet point: New Approach Montana has been out and about around the state gathering signatures to get recreational legality on the 2020 ballot. Good luck happy humans! Even though you're going to put a 20% tax on marijuana (that will unfortunately most likely be passed onto the customer in most cases) we wish you luck and will add our names to the list.