On Nov. 6, 2018, Missouri voters approved Amendment 2, a ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana use as recommended by state-licensed physicians and create regulations for licensing and certification. Amendment 2, the Medical Marijuana and Veteran Health-care Service Initiative, went into effect in December 2018.
State laws do not allow a patient with an out-of-state medical marijuana card or certification to purchase medical marijuana in Missouri. Out-of-state patients will not be prosecuted for possession of amounts or types of medical marijuana within their state’s limits.
Where is it safe to consume cannabis in Missouri?
Adult-use, or recreational, marijuana is illegal in Missouri.
In 2018, the federal Farm Bill removed hemp from the list of controlled substances and effectively legalized hemp and hemp products nationally. Despite this, the MHERP remains in place in Missouri. According to Missouri state authorities who spoke to Weedmaps, all rules and regulations established through the MHERP are intact and operational.
Licensees are required to have cannabis tested by an independent laboratory. All hemp extract must be tested to meet the maximum potency requirements — less than 0.3% THC by weight, at least 5% CBD by weight, and containing no other psychoactive substances.
As stated in 19 CSR 30-95.030, medical marijuana patients are prohibited from consuming their marijuana in a public place. Public places include many common areas open to the general public such as parks, sidewalks, schools, and businesses.
Remember: Your PCF cannot be more than 30 days old at the time of application or renewal for your medical marijuana license.
Missourians with the following conditions qualify for medical marijuana in the state:
Missouri marijuana growing laws
Medical cannabis is legal in Missouri, but recreational cannabis use is not.
No. Anxiety is not recognized as a qualifying medical condition in Missouri.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services oversees the medical marijuana program for the state, including applications and licensing for businesses, patients, and caregivers.
The rule also states that “for purposes of designating a non-public place within a public place, the owner or entity of any such property may, but is not required to, provide one or more enclosed, private spaces where one qualifying patient may consume medical marijuana.”