Cannabis Control Division


Kristan Barbour
Division Administrator

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Erin McCarthy
Deputy Division Administrator

The Cannabis Control Division (CCD) Mission Statement

Our mission is to ensure the health and safety of all Montanans through fair administration, education, and enforcement of the Montana Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MMRT).

CCD Vision Statement

Develop a good faith partnership between the State of Montana and stakeholders by establishing rules and policies that provide interested consumers with access to a regulated industry while diminishing an unregulated, untested illicit market.

CCD Guiding Principles

  1. The public’s health, safety, and well-being are always our top priority.
  2. Develop and institute regulations that are necessary, not overly burdensome for patients and licensees.
  3. Compliance through education, enforcement when needed.
  4. Strive to be transparent and clearly communicate with the public and stakeholders.
  5. Customer focus, treat businesses and citizens with fairness and respect

The Administrative Team

The Administrative Team oversees the daily management of the division.

This group of staff consists of:

  • Division Administrator
  • Deputy Division Administrator
  • 3 Business Analysts
  • Management Officer
  • Administrative Assistant
Brynn Dennehy

Brynn Dennehy
Management Officer

The Licensing Team

The licensing staff is responsible for processing all worker, patient, and business applications and renewals.

The staff consists of:

  • 1 Bureau Chief
  • 2 Education Specialists
  • 1 Lead Compliance Specialist
  • 5 Compliance Specialists

The Inspection Team

The inspectors inspect cultivation, manufacturing, and dispensary locations to ensure they are following state laws and regulations for compliance operations.

The staff consists of:

  • 2 Inspector Supervisors
  • 12 Inspectors