Montana — I-148, a ballot initiative, passed with 62% of the vote in 2004. It was amended by SB 325 in 2009, and it was replaced with a much more restrictive law, SB 423, in 2011. Some of SB 423 went into effect on July 1, 2011 and some was enjoined in court. As of July 25, 2014, litigation is still ongoing. The law is codified at MCA § 50-46-301 et seq. The original law was codified at MCA § 50-46-101 et seq.
Qualifying for the Program: To qualify for an ID card under the revised law, a patient must submit an extensive written certification form, completed by the patient’s physician that, among other things, states that the patient has a qualifying condition.
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