The Montana state health department said it won’t allow new medical marijuana dispensary licenses in Billings, the state’s largest city.
A state inspector said new or existing businesses seeking approval or renewal must either be located outside Billings or have a valid permit from the city.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Two existing medical marijuana dispensaries in Billings – Montana Organic Medical Supply and Montana Advanced Caregivers – have taken legal action against the city to remain open, but their lawsuits are pending.
- The two MMJ businesses with pending lawsuits would likely have to be grandfathered in to be allowed to conduct business in the city.
- MMJ patients who live in Billings are still allowed to possess and consume medical cannabis.