Social Equity

Social Equity Definition / Criteria

Montana does not have a state social equity program.

Social Equity Provisions

Montana does not have a state social equity program.

License Priorities and Set Asides

  • License Priorities / Set Asides:

Montana does not have any specific licensure set asides for social equity operators, nor is there any state level licensing priority given for social equity applicants. Per HB 701, between January 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023, the department may only accept applications from and issue licenses to former medical marijuana licensees that were licensed by or had an application pending with the department of public health and human services on or before November 3, 2020.

Fee Waivers and Reductions

  • Fee Waivers / Reductions:

Montana does not offer fee waivers or reductions for application or licensure fees.

Other Financial Support for Social Equity Applicants and Licensees

Montana does not offer state level funding to support individuals who have been disproportionately harmed by cannabis prohibition.