Dispensaries aren’t expected to open until Jan 1, 2022, but as of Jan 1, 2021, recreational marijuana is legal in Montana. In the meantime, you may be wondering how to buy hemp-derived CBD in Montana? Here’s what you need to know.
What Is CBD?
The terms used to describe marijuana and CBD are often used interchangeably so it can be a bit confusing. Here are the defining differences:
Hemp-derived CBD—also known as industrial hemp, hemp is the strain of the cannabis plant that naturally contains low levels of the psychoactive compound THC. Strains that are processed to have .3% or less of THC have been legal in all 50 states since 2018. In case you are wondering, there are over 700 strains of the cannabis plant.
Marijuana-derived CBD—also referred to as cannabis, weed, and a long list of nicknames, refers to any strain of marijuana that gets you high. Or, per legalization of hemp, any strains containing more than .3% of THC.
**Cannabidiol (CBD)—**this is the active compound found in both hemp and marijuana that is responsible for the medicinal benefits of marijuana. However, there is no need for the THC or high to enjoy the benefits.
Is CBD Legal In Montana?
Yes, just like in all other 50 states CBD is legal in Montana! However, the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services prohibits the sale of in-state products as a food additive or dietary supplement. You can, however, purchase CBD softgels and food products online.
Medical marijuana is legal for adults 18 and older with qualifying conditions. Possession is limited to 1 ounce. As of January 1, 2021, adults 21 and older can possess up to one ounce of recreational marijuana.
CBD and recreational and medical marijuana must be kept in the trunk of the car or glove box and may only be used at home. Dispensaries will not be open until Jan 1, 2022, so the only way to access recreational marijuana is to grow it at home.
Adults can currently grow up to 4 mature plants. This will decrease to 2 plants per person or 4 plants per household once the dispensaries are open in 2022.
Do You Need A Green Card To Buy CBD In Montana?
Hemp-derived CBD can be found in stores that may require ID to make your purchase. If you have a valid ID, a Green Card is not necessary. If you don’t have ID, you can always purchase your CBD online.
Why Buy CBD Online?
There are a variety of reasons to buy CBD online:
- Access to a diverse range of products including softgels, gummies, and food products.
- A wider range of products including topicals, oil tinctures, and CBD pet products.
- The ability to confirm the quality of the CBD ensuring it is pure, organic, and third-party lab tested.
Montana CBD Laws
Even once marijuana dispensaries are open, many will keep CBD in the mix to enjoy a high-free option. We invite you to browse the USDA-Organic Certified, additive-free, and third-party lab tested CBD from Holmes Organics!