Montana Code Annotated 2015

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     50-46-308. Provider types -- requirements -- limitations -- activities. (1) The department shall issue a registry identification card to or renew a card for the person who is named as a provider or marijuana-infused products provider in a registered cardholder's approved application if the person submits to the department:
     (a) the person's name, date of birth, and street address on a form prescribed by the department;
     (b) proof that the person is a Montana resident;
     (c) fingerprints to facilitate a fingerprint and background check by the department of justice and the federal bureau of investigation;
     (d) a written agreement signed by the registered cardholder that indicates whether the person will act as the cardholder's provider or marijuana-infused products provider;
     (e) a statement, on a form prescribed by the department, that the person will not divert to any other person the marijuana that the person cultivates or manufactures for a registered cardholder;
     (f) a statement acknowledging that the person will cultivate and manufacture marijuana for the registered cardholder at only one location as provided in subsection (7). The location must be identified by street address.
     (g) a fee as determined by the department to cover the costs of the fingerprint and background check and associated administrative costs of processing the registration.
     (2) The department may not register a person under this section if the person:
     (a) has a felony conviction or a conviction for a drug offense;
     (b) is in the custody of or under the supervision of the department of corrections or a youth court;
     (c) has been convicted of a violation under 50-46-331;
     (d) has failed to:
     (i) pay any taxes, interest, penalties, or judgments due to a government agency;
     (ii) stay out of default on a government-issued student loan;
     (iii) pay child support; or
     (iv) remedy an outstanding delinquency for child support or for taxes or judgments owed to a government agency; or
     (e) is a registered cardholder who has designated a provider or marijuana-infused products provider in the person's application for a card issued under 50-46-307.
     (3) (a) (i) A provider or marijuana-infused products provider may assist a maximum of three registered cardholders.
     (ii) A person who is registered as both a provider and a marijuana-infused products provider may assist no more than three registered cardholders.
     (b) If the provider or marijuana-infused products provider is a registered cardholder, the provider or marijuana-infused products provider may assist a maximum of two registered cardholders other than the provider or marijuana-infused products provider.
     (4) A provider or marijuana-infused products provider may accept reimbursement from a cardholder only for the provider's application or renewal fee for a registry identification card issued under this section.
     (5) Marijuana for use pursuant to this part must be cultivated and manufactured in Montana.
     (6) A provider or marijuana-infused products provider may not:
     (a) accept anything of value, including monetary remuneration, for any services or products provided to a registered cardholder;
     (b) buy or sell mature marijuana plants, seedlings, cuttings, clones, usable marijuana, or marijuana-infused products; or
     (c) use marijuana unless the person is also a registered cardholder.
     (7) (a) A person registered under this section may cultivate and manufacture marijuana for use by a registered cardholder only at one of the following locations:
     (i) a property that is owned by the provider or marijuana-infused products provider;
     (ii) with written permission of the landlord, a property that is rented or leased by the provider or marijuana-infused products provider; or
     (iii) a property owned, leased, or rented by the registered cardholder pursuant to the provisions of 50-46-307.
     (b) No portion of the property used for cultivation and manufacture of marijuana may be shared with or rented or leased to another provider or marijuana-infused products provider or another registered cardholder.

     History: En. Sec. 5, Ch. 419, L. 2011.

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