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Frequently Asked Questions

Discover answers to common inquiries about Collective Elevation, Montana's cannabis laws, our commitment to organic growing methods, and much more. 

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Montana Cannabis Law

How do I get a Montana medical marijuana card?

The Montana Department of Revenue is in charge of regulation of marijuana in Montana. To apply, you can visit the DOR website and follow their application process.

How does Montana use the revenue from the marijuana tax? Is there anything I can do to pay less?

The 20% adult-use cannabis tax and 4% medical marijuana tax are distributed at the state level:

$6 million to the Healing and Ending Addiction through Recovery and Treatment (HEART) account established in 16-12-122, MCA.

After the HEART distribution, the remainder goes to:

20% to Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks to be used solely as funding for wildlife habitat

4% to the state park account

4% to the trails and recreational facilities account

4% to the nongame wildlife account

3% or $200,000, whichever is less, to the veterans and surviving spouses state special revenue account

$150,000 to the board of crime control to fund crisis intervention team training

The remainder to the general fund.

Distribution of Local Option Marijuana Excise tax (up to 3% on recreational and medical sales):

50% of the resulting tax revenue must be retained by the county

45% of the resulting tax revenue must be appropriated to the municipalities on the basis of the ratio of the population of the city or town to the total county population

5% of the resulting tax revenue must be retained by the department to defray costs associated with administering the Local Option Marijuana Excise tax

Source: https://mtrevenue.gov/taxes/miscellaneous-taxes-and-fees/cannabis/#StateDistribution

Source: https://mtrevenue.gov/taxes/miscellaneous-taxes-and-fees/cannabis/#StateDistribution

How much am I being taxed on my medical or recreational marijuana?

The recreational marijuana tax in Montana is set at a minimum of 20% while medical is at 4%. However, each county has the option to excise a max of 3% for local taxes. as of September 2023, almost every county in Montana has chosen to install the full amount for both recreational and medical marijuana sales. The only countries that haven't increased their tax another 3% are: Flathead County, Missoula County, Ravalli County, and Sanders County.

Can I smoke weed in public in Montana?

As of January 1, 2021, adults 21 and over may possess and use up to one ounce of marijuana (8 grams of concentrate) with no criminal penalties.

However, marijuana consumption and possession (including medical marijuana) remains prohibited in public and certain other locations. It is also prohibited under federal law on all federal lands and waters.  

Marijuana (except medical marijuana) is prohibited in hospitals and other health care facilities.

Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of marijuana remains illegal.

Contact your local law enforcement agency for more information.

Is it legal to purchase cannabis in Montana? Is weed legal?

Yes, as of 2022, it is legal to purchase recreational cannabis in Montana for adults aged 21 or older. In order to purchase you must have a valid proof of ID, or have a Montana medical marijuana patient card. However, there are a few counties that have elected to continue to outlaw recreational marijuana sales: Beaverhead County and Granite County.

Collective Elevation

How does Collective Elevation process their cannabis concentrates? What are CO2 concentrates?

Collective Elevation's Cannabis Concentrates Processing:

At Collective Elevation, we take pride in producing high-quality cannabis concentrates using advanced methods and a commitment to excellence. Our cannabis concentrates are processed with precision and care to ensure the best possible experience for our customers.

Our primary method of concentrate extraction is through the use of supercritical CO2 (carbon dioxide) extraction; however. This method is known for its ability to extract cannabinoids and terpenes without the use of harmful solvents, making it a safe and efficient choice for concentrate production.

Here's an overview of the CO2 extraction process:

Preparation: We start by selecting premium cannabis flower and trim that meets our quality standards. The plant material is carefully prepared and loaded into the extraction machine.

Supercritical CO2 Extraction: In this phase, carbon dioxide is pressurized and brought to a supercritical state. In this state, CO2 exhibits properties of both a liquid and a gas, making it an ideal solvent for extracting the desired compounds from the cannabis plant.

Extraction: Supercritical CO2 is passed through the cannabis material, dissolving the cannabinoids, terpenes, and other valuable compounds. This results in a highly concentrated cannabis extract.

Separation: The CO2 extract is then carefully separated from any residual plant material and impurities. This ensures that the final concentrate is pure and free from contaminants.

Purification and Testing: The extracted concentrate undergoes further purification and testing to ensure its quality, potency, and safety. We take quality control seriously and adhere to rigorous testing standards.

CO2 Concentrates:

CO2 concentrates are a type of cannabis concentrate produced using supercritical CO2 extraction. These concentrates are known for their purity and potency. Here are some key characteristics of CO2 concentrates:

Purity: CO2 extraction is a solventless method, which means that no harmful solvents or chemicals are used in the process. This results in a clean and pure concentrate that retains the natural flavors and aromas of the cannabis strain.

Potency: CO2 concentrates are prized for their high cannabinoid and terpene content. This makes them a popular choice among cannabis enthusiasts who seek a potent and flavorful experience.

Versatility: CO2 concentrates come in various forms, including oils, waxes, shatters, and more. This versatility allows consumers to choose the concentrate that best suits their preferences and consumption methods.

Safety: The CO2 extraction process is considered safe and environmentally friendly. It eliminates the risk of residual solvents in the final product, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for consumers.

Collective Elevation is dedicated to crafting top-tier CO2 concentrates, and our commitment to quality and innovation is at the forefront of our concentrate production. Our goal is to provide our community with access to the finest cannabis concentrates that Montana has to offer.

In addition to CO2 extration we also do Butane extraction, which when done correctly, can result in some of the cleanest concentrate on the market.

What types of products does Collective Elevation offer?

Collective Elevation proudly offers a diverse range of high-quality cannabis products designed to cater to the preferences and needs of our valued customers. Our product offerings include:

Cannabis Flower: We feature a wide selection of premium cannabis strains, including indicas, sativas, and hybrids. Our cannabis flower is grown with care in our living soil environment, resulting in exceptional quality and flavor.

Concentrates: Collective Elevation produces state-of-the-art cannabis concentrates that capture the essence of the plant. Our concentrates may include oils, waxes, shatters, and more, each offering a unique and potent experience.

Infused Edibles: For those who prefer an edible option, we offer artisan-crafted infused edibles. These delectable treats come in various forms, allowing you to enjoy cannabis in a delicious and discreet manner.

Tinctures and Oils: We provide tinctures and oils that offer precise dosing and ease of use. These products are perfect for individuals seeking a controlled and customizable cannabis experience.

Topicals: Our topicals include cannabis-infused creams, lotions, and balms designed for topical application. They offer potential relief for localized discomfort and provide a unique way to experience the benefits of cannabis.

Accessories: To enhance your cannabis experience, we offer a selection of accessories, including smoking devices, vaporizers, and other essential tools.

At Collective Elevation, we are passionate about delivering top-tier cannabis products rooted in sustainability, quality, and community support. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our diverse product offerings, ensuring that our customers have access to the best cannabis products available in Montana. Explore our menu to discover the perfect products to elevate your cannabis experience.

Where can I find Collective Elevation products?

You can find our legal medical and recreational marijuana dispensaries across Montana, including locations in Bozeman (Main St. and 7th Ave.), Billings, Butte, and Missoula. We also partner with best retail location all across Montana. Find us at your local dispensary or visit one of our dispensaries and join the collective.

Could you provide information about the Collective Elevation team and the process for joining it?

Our dedicated team of Montanans is what sets us apart. We operate the largest cutting-edge living soil, sun-grown cannabis cultivation operation in Montana because of their passion for the plant and their commitment to handling every bud with care. If you are interested in joining our team check out our up-to-date jobs postings and application information.

Can you explain your approach to soil and cultivation? How do you promote sustainability with your growing techniques?

Our cannabis magic begins with top-of-the-line organic living soil, enriched with our in-house brewed compost tea and native microbes from locally-sourced organic inputs. We believe in utilizing biodiversity and real sunlight to create a farming system of complete bio-integration. Sustainability is at the heart of our mission. We cultivate massive colonies of microbes, worms, and beneficial insects in our sun-filled greenhouses. Our use of cover crops like native clover, marigolds, onion, and herbs not only minimizes our carbon footprint but also enhances the health, taste, and quality of our cannabis.

Does Collective Elevation locations use a reward system for product purchases?

Yes, 1 point per dollar spent on your account (except Tuesdays). $5 off purchase for every 200 points. Cap at $25 off (1000 points). Points never expire.

Does Collective Elevation offer any industry discounts, military discounts, or senior discounts?

Yes, Collective Elevation honors those who serve and those in the industry by offering a 10% industry discount, 10% veterans discount, and unfortunately there is no senior discount.

What makes Collective Elevation stand out as a cannabis grower in Montana?

Collective Elevation is Montana's largest and most accomplished living soil cannabis grow. We blend classic cultivation methods with today's technology to produce high-quality cannabis.

General Cannabis

Are there any side effects associated with cannabis use?

While cannabis is generally well-tolerated, some users may experience side effects. These can include dry mouth, dizziness, or increased heart rate. Starting with a low dose and gradually increasing it can help minimize potential side effects. Remember that individual responses to cannabis can vary, so it's crucial to consume responsibly.

What are potential health benefits of using medical cannabis?

Medical cannabis holds promise for individuals seeking relief from various conditions. It has been associated with managing chronic pain, alleviating anxiety, and even helping with epilepsy. However, it's essential to consult with a healthcare professional to determine whether medical cannabis is suitable for your specific health needs and to receive personalized guidance.

Is it worth getting my medical marijuana card in Montana?

Getting a medical marijuana card can be a financially wise decision for individuals who use cannabis regularly, as it often results in substantial tax savings compared to purchasing recreational marijuana. The tax rates on medical marijuana are much lower than those on recreational cannabis in counties where both are legal. Let's illustrate this with a real-life example:

Monthly Cost Breakdown:

Medical Marijuana Card Holder (Alex):

Monthly Consumption: 1.25 ounces

Monthly Cost Before Taxes: $250 (at approximately $200 per ounce)

Monthly Tax Savings: Approximately $17.50 (at a 7% tax rate)

Monthly Total Cost: Approximately $267.50

Recreational User (Jesse):

Monthly Consumption: 1.25 ounces

Monthly Cost Before Taxes: $250 (at approximately $200 per ounce)

Monthly Tax: Approximately $57.50 (at a 23% tax rate)

Monthly Total Cost: Approximately $307.50

Annual Cost Savings:

Alex, the medical marijuana cardholder, saves approximately $40 per month compared to Jesse, the recreational user.

Over the course of a year, this translates to annual savings of approximately $480 for medical marijuana cardholders.

This calculation illustrates how obtaining a medical marijuana card in Montana can result in substantial cost savings for moderate cannabis users due to the lower tax rate applied to medical marijuana.

How should I store my cannabis products to maintain their freshness?

Proper storage is essential to preserve the freshness and quality of your cannabis products. We recommend storing them in an airtight container, away from light and moisture, in a cool, dark place. This ensures that your products maintain their potency and flavor over time, providing you with the best possible experience.

How does cannabis cultivation affect the environment?

Cannabis cultivation can have significant environmental impacts, but at Collective Elevation, we're dedicated to minimizing our footprint. Our approach to sustainable growing practices is at the core of our mission. We've implemented various strategies to reduce our environmental impact, such as utilizing renewable energy sources, practicing efficient water management, and implementing waste-reduction measures. When you choose Collective Elevation, you're choosing a brand committed to environmental responsibility and the promotion of eco-conscious cannabis production.

What are the benefits of consuming organic cannabis products? Why is natural cannabis better?

Organic cannabis products offer a multitude of benefits. When you choose organic, you're selecting products cultivated without synthetic pesticides and harmful chemicals. At Collective Elevation, we take pride in using organic growing practices rooted in sustainability. Our cannabis thrives in living soil under natural sunlight, resulting in a more natural and pure product. This commitment to organic cultivation not only ensures a safer and cleaner experience for consumers but also supports soil health and biodiversity. By choosing organic, you're not only elevating your cannabis experience but also contributing to a healthier environment.


Does Collective Elevation have any current job openings or career opportunities?

Browse all of our current job openings and career opportunities on our cannabis careers page. Our listing are updated regularly, but you can fill out our contact form to ask specific questions.

What qualities does Collective Elevation look for in potential candidates?

Collective Elevation values individuals who are passionate about cannabis, sustainability, and community. We seek candidates who demonstrate positive attitude, passionate, conscientious, and are receptive to teaching.

How can I apply for a job at Collective Elevation?

We list all of our available positions on our Join the Team page. Explore our cannabis careers page to learn more about joining the team. All resumes should be sent to lynn@collectiveelevation.com.


What products do you have available to wholesale?

All the products in our products section are available to wholesale customers, however, availability is limited. Fill out the inquiry form on our wholesale page to see what is available.

How do I become a wholesale partner?

Fill out the form on our wholesale page to inquire about becoming a wholesale partner. We would love to hear from you!


If you still have unanswered questions or need further assistance, we are here to help. Our team is dedicated to providing you with the information and support you need for an elevated cannabis experience.

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