Building a Cannabis Dispensary in Montana

Montana Cannabis Legal Status: Medical and Recreational Sales are Legal

There is one primary governing body of cannabis construction and operation in Montana, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS). is responsible for licensing medical and recreational marijuana providers and dispensaries.

Building Code

Building a dispensary in Montana is subject to both local municipal building inspections, which follows the universal building code and also final operation inspections by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, DPHHS.

The final Montana cannabis building inspections are done through the local municipal building department, but operation approval also must pass inspection by the DPHHS Local building inspectors will inspect that all building code requirements and standard life safety items have been satisfactorily met in the cannabis dispensary and the DPHHS will inspect that the dispensary-specific requirements have been met such as proper surveillance, online monitoring, and required vault construction and cannabis storage among other items.

Security Requirements

Montana code leaves much of the security details and specifications up to the applicant and cannabis builder. The code only states that commercial grade locks must be installed on every external door and gate and that the licensee must have a written security plan maintained on site.

News

During the November 2020 election 57% of Montana voters approved a measure and constitutional amendment to make adult-use marijuana legal in the state. Sales are expected to start in January 2022. The state’s adult-use cannabis market is projected to generate between $217 and $260 million in sales per year by 2026.

Zoning Law

Montana dispensaries may not be located within a zone of a city, town, or county where activity related to medical marijuana use is prohibited. Additionally, dispensaries may not be located within 500 feet of any church, synagogue, or other place of worship, or of a school or post-secondary school. 

Montana Cannabis
Trade Associations

Montana Cannabis Industry Association (MTCIA)

“The MTCIA is member-driven and mission-based. We aim at functional regulations. We do so with the customer in mind. To that end, we shape and analyze public policy based on principles. Safety. Quality. Accessibility. Affordability. By shaping policy around the needs of the customer, we create an industry that fits comfortably into our Montana communities.”

Cannabis News – Active Dispensaries

Alberton

Wayne Wasser (406) 722-3603

Anaconda

Steven Woolbright (406) 560-7867

Antelope

Wignalls Trucking Inc. (801) 850-7720

Ashland

Ninepipe Organics (406) 690-1467

Thomas Trusler (406) 784-2380

Basin

Collective Elevation (406) 461-3518

Bearcreek

Comfort Care Cannabliss Company (406) 671-4736

Belgrade

Casey Willett (406) 600-2817

Donahue Industries Inc (406) 224-2987

ENTS Inc. (406) 589-7067

Kannakare Health Services (406) 820-0970

Natural Wellness LLC (406) 539-5354

Pure Remedies (406) 660-0944

PK’s Green Street LLC (406) 580-8810

Sensible Alternatives (406) 587-4541

Spark1 (406) 926-2611

Tyler Walston (406) 589-7490

Wildfire Organics (406) 580-1098

Daniel Lema Jr (406) 600-0710

Rocky Mountain Collective (406) 558-2572

Big Sky

Greener Pastures (406) 599-0923

Lone Peak Caregivers (386)931-9334

Big Timber

Michael Shirley (206)851-5295

Big Fork

David Sandry (406) 880-1234

Great Nugs (406) 212-7163

JAX (406) 270-3122

Scott Tillett (406) 890-3123

Sean O’Dell (406) 249-9090

Sweetgrass Cannabis (406) 287-9257

Billings

Billings Green Cross (406) 850-2858

Bloom Montana (406) 459-2618

Chronic Caregivers (406) 672-8860

Collective Elevation (406) 702-7337

Darryl Ostermiller (406) 794-7289

Galen Cook (406) 670-1771

Elevated (406) 601-1166

Holistic Relief by Design (406) 969-1127

iDeal Naturals (406) 601-1191

Jennifer Horton (406) 598-1400

Joseph Weitz (406) 850-7266

Lighthouse Organics LLC (406) 208-7927

Lionheart (406) 586-2837

MariMint LLC (406) 396-1454

Medicine Creek Caregivers (406) 551-5120

Merry Jane’s (406) 697-6246

Montana Advanced Caregivers (406) 656-0026

MTCC Consulting Company (406) 544-9135

Seed of Life Labs (406) 702-7655

Sensicare (406) 794-8425

Stink Blossom LLC (406) 591-9233

Sunnyside Medical (406) 850-5570

The Green Bee (406) 850-0461

Travis Fears (406) 656-0570

Uncle Buck’s (406) 860-1091

Black Eagle

Elevated (406) 601-1166

Boulder

Bloom Montana (406) 459-2618

Box Elder

Green Acres LLC (406) 879-6773

Bozeman

710 Montana LLC (406) 404-4335

Alucker LLC (520) 260-6018

Angela Moen (406) 599-2552

Cannabis Connection (406) 577-2210

Cannaclub (406) 763-1420

Farma Swiss (406) 579-2746

Collective Elevation (406) 589-5662

Creekside Health Center (406) 539-2978

Doubledogs (406) 371-9131

Effective Discrete Caregiving (406) 451-6899

Ewout Van Garderen (406) 599-2079

Gallatin Greenery (406) 595-3611

Gallatin Valley Organics (509) 760-5445

Ganja Goddess (406) 451-6061

Grassrootz LLC (406) 600-3055

Green Door Grow (406) 599-9584

Green Mountain Caregivers LLC (406) 219 -2333

Greener Pastures (406) 599 -0923

Grizzly Pine LLC (406) 595 -0577

IBEX of Bozeman (406) 599 -8558

In the Trees Industries (406) 595 -4890

Jarod Mund (406) 570 -8693

Last Best Cannabis (406) 595 -7144

Jessie Reed (360) 589 -2072

Joshua Schroeder (406) 599 -0144

Juniper Naturals LLC (406) 600 -2553 (406) 595 -3181

Kannakare Health Services LLC (406) 582 -0970

Lionheart (406) 586 -2837

Lone Peak Caregivers (386) 931 -9334

Lost Horse LLC (406) 219 -7420

Marcus Gruber (406) 570 -7202

Marijane Pharms LLC (406) 478 -6119

Medicine Creek Caregivers (406) 551 -5120

Mercy Medical Alternative LLC (406) 670 -8854

Montana Kush LLC (406) 595 -8387

Montana Wildflower (406) 600 -4552

Mountain High LLC (406) 580 -5382

Natrapeutics (406) 459 -0391

Natural Wellness LLC (406) 539 -5354

Nature’s Roots (406) 624 -6353

New Roots Inc (406) 577 -2263

Ninepipe Organics (406) 690 -1467

North Star (406) 539 -1184

Operation Green LLC (406) 897 -4612

Organic Releaf LLC (406) 579 -1774

Rick Whatman (406) 587 -5533

Sacred Sun Farms Inc (406) 624 -6298

Soultonix LLC (406) 577 -2774

Spark1 (406) 926 -6611

Think Higher Caregiving LLC (406) 219 -1818

Treasure Tree (406) 624 -6337

Top Shelf Botanicals (270) 996 -7502

710 Montana LLC (406) 518 -1891

Advanced Alternatives (406) 529-8863

Angela Dansie (406) 660-1686

Big Sky Cannabis (406) 565-6010

Collective Elevation (406) 565-5850 

EG Technology LLC (406) 299-3341

Elevated (406) 601-1166

Gallatin Greenery (406) 595-3611

Ganja Goddess (406) 229-2966

Greenhouse LLC (406) 565-7537

JAS Ventures Inc (406) 299-3939

Jerold Lafond (406) 565-0487

Jomike Novack (406) 533-5664

Kannatonic LLC (406) 491-1353

Lionheart (406) 586-2837

Marcus Gruber (406) 570-7202

Mining City Medical (406) 498-1778

Mountain High (951) 813-1921

Montana Natural Cannabis LLC (406) 203-6005

Natural Wellness LLC (406) 539-5354

Silverbow Cannabis (406) 723-4220

Spark1 (406) 926-6611

The Higher Standard (406) 594-5457

Top Shelf Botanicals (270) 996-7502

Clancy

Montana City Cannabis (406) 442-6315 P-00165

Clinton

Canna Farms of Montana (406) 303-1864

MC Courier (406) 207-1799 P-00301

Columbia Falls

Bud Factory (406) 885-0188

Christopher Neva (406) 471-2519

Elizabeth Reid (406) 261-9888

Ember (406) 404-6470

King Green Industries (406) 253-2863

The Green Lid LLP (406) 752-4247

Glacier View Providers (406) 257-4500

Tiffany

Neskey (406) 261-8848

Columbus

Montana Advanced Caregivers (406) 656-0026

Wildwood Flower (773) 621-5144

Triggers Relief LLC (406) 426-4446

Rosebud Remedies (406) 647-4560

Conrad

Dianna Kersey (406) 470-6235

Corvallis

Marie Lanier (406) 550-1602

Cut Bank

Mommaz Enterprises (406) 873-4201

Dillon

D&L’s Sweetwater Goods (406) 683-6100

The Higher Standard (406) 865-0341

East Helena

Bloom Montana (406) 459-2618

Montana Kush LLC (406) 595-8387

Ennis

Kannakare Health Services (406) 582-0970

Lone Peak Caregivers (386) 931-9334

Top Shelf Botanicals (270) 996-7502

Eureka

Area 93 (406) 212-8856

Florence

710 Montana (406) 518-1891

Herban Legends (406) 546-7891

Moncanna LLC (406) 207-5331

The Medicine Box (860) 818-4469

Glasgow

Cannaorganics LLC (406) 228-4202

Glendive

Kannakare Health Services (406) 582-0970

Rick Whatman (406) 587-5533

Sacred Sun Farms Inc (406) 624-6298

Great Falls

Angela Moen (406) 599-2552

Diamond Leaf (406) 590-5425

Green Creek (406) 736-5837

Holistic Releaf by Design (406) 696-1127

Montana Dispensary (406) 219-7220

Lionheart (406) 586-2837

Robert Crawford (406) 470-1124

Rocky Mountain Remedies (406) 788-7913

Hamilton

Josh Brown (406) 361-5870

Hardin

Bloom Montana (406) 459-2618

Havre

Bloom Montana (406) 459-2618

Cloudy Valley (406) 399-1175

Steven Faechner (406) 399-6573

Helena

710 Montana LLC (406) 404-4335

A Perfect Cure (406) 459-0507

Ancient Alchemy (406) 422-8039

Bloom Montana (406) 459-2618

Cannabis Connection (406) 996-1420

Chantelle McDuffie (406) 410-0620

Clancy’s Creations (406) 475-1974

Elevated (406) 855-0291

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Keeper of the Green (406) 465-5413

Kush Co. (406) 996-1333

Mammoth Organics (406) 223-2038

Mountain Valley Medicine (406) 438-5670

MTHC LLC (406) 459-8304

Natural Wellness (406) 529-1416 (406) 539-5354

Onelife Organics (406) 594-2127

Rocky Mountain Collective (406) 558-2572

Sleeping Giant Gardens (406) 459-0753

The Higher Standard (406) 459-2571

Top Shelf Botanicals (270) 996-7502

We’d (406) 829-9333

William Bahny (406) 431-8970

Heron

Ryan Deprez (406) 847-2741

Huntley

Magic City Stickies (406) 860-3980

Jefferson City

Montana Made Medical Marijuana (406) 422-8769

Joliet

High Country Cannabis (406) 425-3245

Nature’s Fix (406) 894-0797

Kalispell

A Touch of Green (406) 309-2970

Awesome Blossoms (406) 890-2420

Bloom Montana (406) 459-2618

Delta 9 Collective (406) 212-8703

Ember (406) 404-6470

Green Door Cannabis LLC (406) 852-4078

Flower (406) 541-0420

Fruit Factory Inc (435) 668-4387

The Green Haus (406) 755-4287

Jim Roth (406) 250-0040

Kalispell Cannabis Club (406) 890-1569

P-00393 Leaves of Grass (406) 755-0182

Lifted Meds (406) 314-4299

Lil Amsterdam USA (406) 756-4372

Lionheart (406) 5862837

Lucid Leaf (406) 253-6559

Melaine Martinson (208) 407-2439

Mommaz Enterprises (406) 309-2380

Montanabliss (406) 752-0067

Montana Canabis 123 LLC (406) 755-3478

Nectar 406 (406) 261-5509

Northwest Alternative Medicine (406) 407-2930

Shelby Goodin (406) 261-9070

Tamarack Cannabis LLC (406) 755-7227

Top Shelf Botanicals (270) 996-7502

Wayne Bennett (406) 890-2237

Lakeside

Abilene (406) 210-5370

Laurel

Montana Advanced Caregivers (406) 656-0026 P-00007

Mountain Trading LLC (406) 530-4004 P-00334

Lewistown

Bloom Montana (406) 459-2618

Libby

Alternative Releaf LLC (406) 293-6555

Annie’s Edibles (406) 293-6636

Fruit Factory (406) 552-4536

Lil Amsterdam USA (406) 293-4372

The Green Mile (406) 589-9000

Livingston

Ganja Goddess (406) 333-2262

Lionheart (406) 586-2837

Mountain Cure (406) 224-7711

Paradise Organics (406) 220-0611

The Higher Standard (406) 594-5457

Top Shelf Botanicals (270) 996-7502

Lockwood

North Cost Cure (406) 499-2786

Lolo

Bloom Montana (406) 459-2618 D-00343

Bliss (406) 396-6271

Manhattan

Enlightened Solutions LLC. (406) 539-3409 P-00533

Miles

Greendoor Cannabus LLC (406) 852-4078

Kannakare Health Services (406) 582-0970

Missoula

Becky Schwartz (406) 549-1558

Big Sky Herbals & Edibles LLC (406) 926-1222

Big Sky Provider (406) 544-4548

Buzz Genetics (406) 949-0931

Chaun Emery (406) 274-3215

Dancing Goat Gardens LLC (406) 550-3311

Flower Inc (406) 541-0420

Gabe McMurray (406) 360-4200

Garden Mother (406) 529-3834

Green Alternative (406) 926-2580

Greenhouse Farmacy (406) 926-6420

Hydrocare LLC (406) 777-7377

Janet Davis (406) 218-1073

Lone pine Construction Inc (406) 493-5328

Mile High Cannabis LLC (509) 389-2945

Moncanna LLC (406) 207-5331

Montana Medicinals (406) 686-1199

Montana Preferred Provider (406) 540-4147

MTCC Consulting Company (406) 544-9135

Prescribed Burn LLC (941) 993-4063

Red Dawg Cannoisseur (406) 240-3395

Remedy Medicinals LLC (406) 541-8253

Shane Lowman (406) 498-8723

Soultonix LLC (406) 317-1419

Spark1 (406) 926-6611

Starrbuds (406) 926-2092

Steve’s Montana Sweetgrass Company (406) 549-0050

Stokes (406) 303-0725

Taste Buds (406) 880-3030

The Coffee Joint (406) 848-4420

The Higher Standard (406) 594-5457

Top Shelf Botanicals (270) 996-7520

Urban Farmer (406) 926-1485

We’d (406) 829-9333

Zen Medicine (406) 396-3554

Nashua

CannaOrganics, LLC (406) 228-4202

Noxon

A+ Medical Dispensary (406) 847-2279

Olney

Northwest Services LLC (406) 890-3579

Pinesdale

Peace & Healing (406) 381-6807

Plains

Lane’s (406) 396-2631

Lawrence Fulford (406) 826-4508

Mommaz Enterprises (406) 309-2380

Red Lodge

High Country Cannabis (406) 425-3245

Roberts

Holistic Releaf by Design (406) 860-1220

Saco

Todd Mandeville (406) 263-7302

Sheridan

Top Shelf Botanicals (270) 996-7502

Sidney

Lanita Logan (406) 480-0074

Rick Whatman (406) 480-

Tyler Tadke (406) 478-7079

Stevensville

Montana Green Cross (406) 540-3791

Ricky Bean (406) 880-3400

Samuel Williams (406) 880-3070

Superior

Green Thumb (406) 830-5767

Three Forks

Oasis Organics (970) 443-3816

Shonna Grinn (406) 570-9717

Three Rivers Ranch (406) 600-6070

Townsend

Bloom Montana (406) 502-1003

Christine Klein (406) 451-2797

Troy

Alternative ReLeaf LLC (406) 293-6555

Ralph Keenen (406) 295-5356

Twin Bridges

Sweetgrass Cannabis (406) 287-9247

Vaughn

Great Northern Naturals (406) 333-3000

Infinity Wellness (406) 600-1266

Victor

Amanda Davis (406) 270-2571

Apogee Gardens LLC (406) 647-2128

RMC Montana Holdings (406) 369-0901

Tayln Lang (406) 802-4211

The Green Room (406) 369-5936

Whitefish

Big Mountain Botancials LLC (406) 890-8829

Medlin Medical (406) 890-5447

Montana Kind LLC (406) 862-0025

Whitehall

Brian Schroeder (406) 580-8367

Sweetgrass Cannabis (406) 287-9257 Winston

Danielle Muggli (406) 951-2335

Wolf Point

Medicine Creek Caregivers (406) 551-5120

Sacred Sun Farms (406) 624-6298

Worden

Selective Strains LLC (406) 647-4029 P-0