Montana is set to open their recreational cannabis market in 2022, as they will begin accepting cannabis dispensary applications on January 1st. This market is brand new, so there is a lot of opportunity in this northern state. Montana is one of the least populated states, giving potential cannabis operators an opportunity to dominate certain areas of the state.
Medical Use: Yes
Adult Use: Yes
The market is brand new. There is opportunity in Montana for those looking to enter the cannabis industry since they have not yet begun taking applications.
Right now there are no caps on the licenses. This might change before licensing applications open up.
Since Montana is in the very beginning stages of the recreational cannabis market, competition is low.
No statewide tax, just an excise tax.
Montana Cannabis Details
6.86 sq. miles
2020 Medical Sales
2022 Projected Medical Sales
2020 Adult Use Sales
2022 Projected Adult Use Sales
Department of Public Health and Human Services
# of Dispensaries (allowed/issued)
# of Cultivators (allowed/issued)
# of Manufacturers (allowed/issued)
# of Testing Labs (allowed/issued)
Must be Montana resident, no length of time specified
Combined Tax Rate
20% | 4%
Retail: 20% | Medical: 4%
Retail Sales Tax
Local Sales Tax
State Sales Tax
Licensing Fees (per year)
*Varies based on gross revenue