Missouri Recreational Cannabis: What to Expect from MO Recreational in 2022-2023 (Updated 12/16/2022)

Congratulations, Missourians! Thanks to your vote, the Show-Me State has become the 21st state to legalize recreational marijuana use! 

As We Learn More About the Legalization, We’ll Update this Article

At Bloom, we’re passionate about cannabis and its potential to treat a wide range of medical conditions. That’s why we’re happy that residents of the great state of Missouri, who are 21 years of age or older, will soon have access to cannabis.

Rest assured that as we transition to serving both medical patients and recreational-use customers, our medical patients will continue to receive priority access to our top-quality cannabis flower and products. 

Over the upcoming months we’ll be working diligently to transition to legal cannabis access for all and will let you know when our dispensaries will be ready to serve Missouri’s recreational cannabis customers!  

As We Transition to Recreational-Use…

  • Bloom will continue to provide our medical patients with priority access to compassionate care and top-quality medical cannabis products
  • We look forward to serving Missourians who have not been able to enjoy the benefits of cannabis
  • As we transition to being able to serve Medical patients and Recreational-Use customers, we’ll keep you informed of any changes in procedures or processes

Is Recreational Weed Legal in Missouri?

Missouri residents, 21 years of age or older, will soon be able to visit a dispensary and purchase cannabis flower and products. The amendment officially goes into effect December 8, 2022. That’s when the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services will begin to transition the licenses of medical marijuana dispensaries into recreational licenses. Recreational customers can expect to be able to start purchasing cannabis at a dispensary as soon as February 2023 – depending on how long it takes the Department of Health and Senior Services to transition the licenses.

Key Changes as a Result of Amendment 3

Legal MO has put together a great infographic about what to expect so far, click the graphic to learn more!

Missouri Adult-Use Cannabis Cultivation

In February of 2023, Missouri residents 21 years of age or older will be able to submit an application to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to obtain a personal cultivation license. The license will cost $100 and will provide card holders the right to grow a certain number of marijuana plants at home. 

As it is now, Missouri personal cultivation card holders would be allowed to grow no more than 18 plants. But you need to be careful because there are specific rules.

First, the plants must be grown in a place that cannot be seen by the public. Each card holder of a Missouri personal cultivation license will only be allowed to possess: “six flowering plants, six non-flowering plants over 14 inches tall, and 6 non-flowering plants under 14 inches tall.”

Another important rule is that the cannabis that is grown must only be used by the person whose name is on the license. In other words, no sharing.1

1. https://fox4kc.com/news/what-missourians-need-to-know-if-they-plan-on-growing-their-own-recreational-marijuana/