Cannabis Job Requirements for Montana

Politics, budgets, and public support vary widely depending on where you live. We've curated a list of requirements to help clarify what you need to know to land cannabis jobs in each state.

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Cannabis in Montana has been legal for both medical and adult use since January 1, 2021, when Initiative 190 went into effect. Adult-use sales began Jan. 1, 2022.

Requirements & Application Process:

A marijuana worker permit is required for any employee who performs work for or on behalf of a cannabis business or if the individual participates in any aspect of the cannabis business.

All previous badge holders (agents) for the medical program must have submitted fingerprints along with a consent form and have a completed background check by March 2022 in order to remain active.

Permits must be renewed annually.

Application Requirements:

  • Photo of the employee applicant — must be a clear, color photo taken from the shoulders up taken within the last six months
  • Sign a Consent to Fingerprint form, have fingerprints taken and pass a background check — this must be done every three years
  • Copy of government issued ID
  • Take two required education programs annually.
  • $50 non-refundable payment made online by credit/debit card or ACH; mail-in payments accepted as check or money order
Background Check Requirements:

Montana has among the strictest background requirements in the country.

Any “conviction, guilty plea, or plea of no contest to a criminal offense within three years of the application or renewal" can prevent you from getting a permit.

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