Cannabis Control Division April Newsletter

April 2, 2024

Town Hall Update

The Town Hall scheduled for April 10, 2024, has been canceled due to the lack of questions submitted in advance of the Town Hall. The CCD will respond to the few questions received individually, as the questions submitted were specific to the individual or licensee.

In the future, please email or call (406) 444-0596 for questions specific to your situation.

CCD’s 4/20 Safety Awareness Campaign

The Cannabis Control Division (CCD) would like to provide safe strategies for celebrating 4/20 this year. During the month of April, we will provide information each week on how to celebrate lawfully and safely.

We want to remind those participating in 4/20 related events that public consumption of marijuana and marijuana products remains prohibited in the state of Montana.

For more information, check out the link below:

MAR Notices Nos. 42-1072 & 1073, Adoption Notices & Clean Text

The tax returns for licensees are due by 04/15/2024. Instructions for reporting and payment can be found here. For more information on cannabis taxation, please contact the

Please note: The new rules and amendments to current rules can be found at

NEW NOTICE OF ADOPTION AND RULES I through III and the AMENDMENT of ARM 42.39.104, 42.39.115, 42.39.401, 42.39.405,42.39.409, 42.39.413, and 42.39.415 pertaining to the implementation of House Bills128, 903, and 948 (2023), and revising requirements applicable to chemical, infused product, and mechanical manufacturers of marijuana: the rules went into effect on March 23, 2024.

NEW NOTICE OF ADOPTION AND RULES I and II and the AMENDMENT of ARM 42.39.102, 42.39.123, 42.39.314, 42.39.315, 42.39.316, 42.39.317,42.39.318, 42.39.319, 42.39.320 pertaining to packaging and labeling of marijuana, marijuana wholesaling, and marijuana advertising: the rules went into effect on March 24, 2024.

Economic Affairs Interim Committee Meeting Regarding Marijuana Policy

The Economic Affairs and Interim Committee (EAIC) is a partisan committee of the Legislature tasked with conducting interim studies outside the legislative session related to business, labor, and economic development. In addition, the EAIC also provides administrative rule reviews, draft legislation reviews, program evaluations, and oversight for the Cannabis Control Division.

On March 5, 2024, EAIC met regarding Marijuana Policy. Public comment was made, and the meeting can be viewed at the link below.

Updates from the Synthetic Advisory Council

The Synthetic Advisory Council last met on March 12, 2024. The audio and video recording can be viewed here. Minutes for the unrecorded section of the March 12, 2024, Advisory Meeting can be found at this link.

The next Synthetic Advisory meeting is scheduled for April 15, 2024. The public is invited to observe the next Synthetic Advisory meeting at the link below:

Important Metrc Update

The current Metrc Learn Link to the Bridge LMS is no longer active as of March 29, 2024. The new link,, went live on that date.

Metrc will notify users of this change and include steps to register on the new platform (if they are not current users).

Questions regarding this new learning platform should be directed to Metrc.

Add Employees to Metrc for the Transfer Hub & Processing Jobs

Licensees must add employee(s) to their Metrc to access the transfer hub and processing jobs.

Variance on Infused-Ingestible: Manufacturers

Ingestible-infused products should be entered into the wholesaler’s Metrc at 100 mg THC, as necessary, to account for the (+/-)10% variance.

When a wholesaler does not follow the protocol for entering the variance into Metrc, two (2) issues can arise for the buyer:

  1. Metrc accuracy
  2. Oversales