Montana State Legislature

Cannabis Control Division

of Department of Revenue

Division Leadership

Kristan Barbour, Division Administrator

Brendan Beatty, Director of Department of Revenue
Appointed by the Governor

Division Website

Marijuana Metrics

Division Overview

The Cannabis Control Division (CCD) was established within the Department of Revenue due to the passage of House Bill 701 in the 2021 legislative session. The Economic Affairs Interim Committee began its monitoring duties of the Cannabis Control Division on January 1, 2022. The mission of the CCD is to ensure the health and safety of all Montanans through fair administration, education, and enforcement of the Montana Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MMRT).

Legislative Audits

CCD is audited with the Department of Revenue's regular audits. The most recent (2023) audit of that department did not specify any concerns about CCD. 

Statutorily Required Reports to Economic Affairs

  • Synthetic Marijuana Task Force Report (one-time); (HB948, 2023)
  • Medical Marijuana Registry Reports; use in accordance with 16-12-535 MCA

Reports to the Legislature Related to Economic Affairs

Meeting Participation

November 2023:

July 2023:


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