Is Marijuana Legal in Missouri?
Medical marijuana is legal for patients with proof of a qualifying condition. Recreational, also known as adult use, marijuana is illegal in Missouri. If a person is found in possession of 10 grams or less of marijuana, it is a misdemeanor punishable by a $500 fine - but no jail time. In order to obtain a Medical Marijuana Card, patients must register with the state.
Online Patient / Caregiver Registration
Patients and caregivers with ID cards from DHSS can purchase medical marijuana from a state-licensed dispensary or have it delivered. Patients are allowed to buy up to 4 ounces (about 113 grams) of dried marijuana in a 30-day period and MUST keep medical cannabis products in their original packaging. If you have a condition that requires more, you would need two independent physicians to agree on a set amount. Missouri guidelines see 3.5 grams of unprocessed marijuana equal to 1 gram of concentrate or 100 miligrams of a THC-infused product.
Where Can You Consume Medical Marijuana in Missouri?
Missouri has a particular provision for property owners to dedicate a location for qualified patients being taken care of by family, caregiver, or physician. You can only consume cannabis in private, and property owners can limit medical use to non-smokable methods.
Patients and caregivers are allowed to possess a 60-day supply - qualified cannabis cultivators can possess up to a 90-day supply. This is only allowed as long as homegrown crops don’t leave the property it’s being grown at. If a patient is found with more than the amount they’re allowed, they may have their medical card revoked and may be fined $200 or more dollars.
Medical Cannabis Home Cultivation
If you have a state-issued medical marijuana card as well as a secure location, you may cultivate cannabis. There are fee’s associated with growing and a patient must provide a garden address, their license number, and a statement allowing DHSS to review the garden. If this can’t be provided, licenses can be revoked.
There are a few rules to follow when growing from home. The cultivation must take place in an enclosed facility with locks. A patient can have up to six flowering plants, six nonflowering plants smaller than fourteen inches, and six clones shorter than 14 inches. Two patients can share one enclosed space as long as they adhere to these parameters. A caregiver may harvest on behalf of a third patient, giving them authority to cultivate up to 18 plants. Plants must be labeled with the patient owner’s name and the authorization issued by DHSS must be nearby.
Frequently Asked Questions
Questions Regarding MMJ Cards
Patients are typically approved within 2-3 weeks of submitting their application by the Missouri Dept. of Health & Senior Services. The Missouri Medical Marijuana Program website has more details available.
Once you receive your Patient or Caregiver Registry Card, you'll be able to access and browse our Bloom Medicinals Missouri dispensaries. We have locations available in Cape Girardeau, O'Fallon, Cameron, and Springfield. Our staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and prepared to help patients discover administration methods, understand dosage procedures for our products and learn about onset and duration times.