Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 5. Medical Marijuana

Legislative Monitoring

16-12-532. Legislative monitoring. (1) The economic affairs interim committee shall provide oversight of the department's activities pursuant to this part, including but not limited to monitoring of:

(a) the number of registered cardholders; and

(b) the number and type of violations committed by registered cardholders, together with the penalties imposed upon registered cardholders by the department.

(2) The committee shall identify issues likely to require future legislative attention and develop legislation to present to the next regular session of the legislature.

(3) (a) The department shall periodically report to the economic affairs interim committee and submit a report to the legislative clearinghouse, as provided in 5-11-210, on persons who are registered pursuant to this part. The report must include:

(i) the number of applications for registry identification cards and the number of registered cardholders approved;

(ii) the nature of the debilitating medical conditions of the cardholders;

(iii) the number of registry identification cards and licenses revoked; and

(iv) the number of physicians providing written certification for registered cardholders and the number of written certifications each physician has provided.

(b) The report may not provide any identifying information of cardholders or physicians.

(4) The board of medical examiners shall report annually to the economic affairs interim committee on the number and types of complaints the board has received involving physician practices in providing written certification for the use of marijuana, pursuant to 37-3-203.

(5) The reports provided for in subsections (3) and (4) must also be provided to the revenue interim committee provided for in 5-5-227.

History: En. Sec. 22, Ch. 576, L. 2021.