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If you want to take advantage of legal marijuana in Missouri, you’ll need to obtain a medical marijuana card by having a qualifying medical condition certified and then approved by the state. It’s not a difficult process, but understanding the rules and legalities can make it even simpler. The good news is that those who handle medical marijuana cards in the state are eagerly waiting to help new patients find out if they qualify and get a card without any hassle.
Before you jump in and start applying for a card, though, it helps to know if you qualify and what the laws are in the event that you’re approved for a qualifying medical marijuana condition in Missouri.
As of 2014, recreational marijuana has been decriminalized. However, it’s still considered illegal. In 2018, 66% of the vote approved medical cannabis use in the state. This law provides the outlines for how much people can purchase, grow, and possess at a single time. A tax rate of 4% was also set, and there are several specific conditions that are considered “qualifying” under the law. What’s unique about this law, though, is that Missouri has language in the amendment that allows medical cannabis to be a recommendation for and debilitating, chronic, or other medical condition when a physician deems the patient would benefit.
It’s also automatically given to anyone diagnosed with a terminal illness who applies for medical marijuana use within the state. It took a couple of years to get things up and running, but by late 2020, dispensaries were making sales and as many as 192 licensed dispensaries were initially allowed to open within the state.
Currently, the list of qualifying conditions includes:
· Any other condition deemed by professional judgment of the physician worthy of benefiting from the use of medical cannabis
Currently, marijuana is only legalized for medical use in the state of Missouri. Like many states, Missouri is seeing several bills come through and it’s likely that recreational use will continue to be taken to the vote as often as possible until something sticks. However, under current laws, recreational use is considered illegal.
The new legalize laws aim to allow residents of Missouri 21 and older to purchase, possess, consume, and even cultivate their own marijuana. The law also includes language that will automatically expunge all records of people charged with marijuana-related crimes in the state. If these laws pass, Missouri will be the 20th state to legalize recreational marijuana, continuing a trend that’s been happening for the better part of a decade.
The state has nearly 200 dispensaries, as mentioned above, giving patients throughout the state plenty of options for getting the medical marijuana that they need. There are several dispensaries centralized around the greater St. Louis area, but other areas throughout the state have plenty of options, as well.
It’s likely that there will be an additional approval of future dispensaries, and if the recreational law happens, it could become even more than what would be needed to meet the medical demand. Our dispensaries are reputable, licensed dispensary near you that will help you utilize medical marijuana in a way that is most effective for your specific needs.
Our dispensaries have multiple locations throughout the state to accommodate patients and ensure that everyone has access, and with more locations on the horizon, finding medical cannabis in Missouri should never be an issue.
No, since recreational marijuana is still illegal in Missouri as of the time of this writing, there are no dispensaries available to sell recreational marijuana. The dispensaries are limited to qualifying patients, who will need to present their medical card and ID in order to be permitted entry to a dispensary, as well as to purchase any plants or cannabis products that they want to use in the treatment of their condition.
If the recreational laws pass, it’s expected that within a year or so, there should be recreational dispensaries available. Since the medical dispensary program has already been rolled out, opening recreational facilities will be much easier and quicker to accomplish.
The state of Missouri has a really helpful reference guide on its medical marijuana laws, including cultivation allowances, purchase allowances, and other factors. For example, patients can cultivate up to six plants of their own or caregivers can apply to be a cultivator to grow plants for their patients.
Patients can also purchase (or have their caregivers purchase) up to four ounces of dried flower or 32 grams of concentrate or processed marijuana products. That equals 3200mg of cannabis-infused products, such as edibles.
Caregivers are designated only to grow plants on behalf of a patient for personal use or to purchase medical marijuana products from Missouri dispensaries. According to Missouri dispensary laws, only licensed cultivators can sell their products to dispensaries in the state. These facilities must fill out the online application and submit all required paperwork and documentation in order to be considered for a cultivation license.
Caregivers cannot legally sell marijuana in the state of Missouri for any reason or to any entity. They may acquire it for their qualifying patient with the appropriate card and paperwork, but that is the extent of their privileges.
Currently, the state has a limited number of cultivation licenses available for facilities that are going to operate in the state. Anyone who wants to cultivate for the medical marijuana industry will have to apply through the state of Missouri and ask about how to get a growing license in Missouri.
Missouri has a great website that explains everything that you need to know about facility licensing and compliance, including for growers (called cultivators). They also have a Seed to Sale program that allows third-party software providers to assist with cultivation, dispensaries, and other operations as a part of the state’s medical marijuana program.
There are a limited number of cultivation licenses available in the state currently, so those who are interested need to apply quickly and make sure that they submit all required information to get a response before all the spots are taken.
Currently, the application period for dispensary and cultivation licenses has expired. The state will advise when more applications are being accepted and the application process is re-opened. For now, the 192 licenses issued in the state of Missouri for medical marijuana dispensaries are all that patients will be able to find. Of course, as time goes on and the need for more dispensaries increases, it’s likely they will open up the applications again and seek additional dispensary providers and locations.
A medical marijuana facility license is not easy to obtain in most states. However, that’s designed for the integrity of the programs, and is appreciated by patients.
Conveniently located off highway 60, soon to be an extension of Highway 57, this location in Dexter, Missouri is here to help serve the network of small rural communities in the south-east Missouri and Bootheel area.
Located just a few miles from Six Flags off of I-44, and nestled in the outer St. Louis suburbs and towns among Eureka, Washington, and Gray Summit, this location is here to serve both St. Louis area locals and traveling patients visiting the area.
Nestled on Airport Drive between Carl Junction and Joplin, this location is here to serve both the Joplin metropolitan area as well as our neighbors from the more rural and underserved communities to the north like Asbury, Waco, Oronogo, and Lamar.
Gallatin is a small town in the northwest part of the state, an hour north of Kansas City and 45 minutes east of St. Joseph. This dispensary serves the communities of Gallatin, Cameron, Wiston, and even serves Missouri MMJ patients from as far as the Iowa Border.
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