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Medical marijuana is legal in Montana ? under state and local law ? but patients, caregivers and their relatives must nonetheless understand and defend their rights.

Patients & Families United strongly recommends that Montana patients and caregivers ? whether formally registered with the state health department or not ? follow the recommendations listed below.  These suggestions come from Montana patients and past defendants, as well as from leaders in the medical marijuana ?movement? in other states, including California, where medical marijuana has been legal since 1995.
[replicate & add some from Cannabis Action Network brochure?]

Patients & Families United believes it is very important for Montana patients and caregivers ? if ever faced with the need to defend themselves either in state or federal court ? to adopt and fight for interpretations of the law that maximize the protection both of themselves as well as of future potential defendants.  [More about what this means?]