Missouri Medical Marijuana Laws
On November 6, 2018, Missouri voters approved Amendment 2 legalizing the use of medical marijuana by qualified patients with a physician’s certification. The law went into effect on December 6, 2018, and with it came new regulations and guidelines you need to be aware of.
Below is a summary of the major laws currently impacting medical marijuana patients in Missouri.
Eligibility For Medical Marijuana In Missouri
Missouri residents are eligible to apply to the Department of Health and Senior Services for a medical marijuana patient registration card if they’ve been diagnosed with a qualifying condition (see below) and have been certified by a state-licensed physician in good standing. Patient registration cards must be recertified annually.
Medical Marijuana Patients Under The Age Of 18
In Missouri Patients under the age of 18 may qualify for a registration card only with the written consent of their parent or guardian. Only a parent or guardian is allowed to serve as a minor patient’s caregiver. A parent or guardian must supervise the minor’s use of medical marijuana.
Out Of State Medical Marijuana Patients
Out-of-state patients who possess valid medical marijuana registration cards from their home state are protected from the same civil and criminal liability as Missouri patients.
Physician Protections In Missouri
Physicians who certify patients and assist them in getting their ID cards are protected from civil and criminal liability from state agencies.
Medical Marijuana Caregivers In Missouri
When applying for medical cannabis registration cards, patients may designate a caregiver to assist them in accessing and using medical cannabis. A caregiver may not assist more than three patients.
Medical Marijuana Purchase Limits In Missouri
Medical marijuana patients and caregivers with state ID cards can purchase up to 4 ounces (113 grams) of dried, unprocessed marijuana (or its equivalent) in a 30-day period. Missouri law states that 3.5 gams of unprocessed marijuana is the equivalent of 1 gram of concentrate or 100 milligrams of a THC-infused product.
Medical Marijuana Consumption Laws In Missouri
Consuming cannabis is only legal in private places. Missouri has a provision mandating property owners to dedicate a consumption space for qualifying patients who may be accompanied by family, a caregiver or a physician. Property owners are allowed to limit consumption of medical marijuana to non-smokable forms.
CBD Oil In Missouri
To purchase CBD oil legally in Missouri, patients must be approved to participate in the Missouri Hemp Extract Registration Program (MHERP). Only patients officially diagnosed by a state-licensed neurologist with intractable epilepsy can participate in the program and purchase CBD oil from one of two state-licensed facilities.
Organ Transplant Eligibility In Missouri
Patients may not be denied organ transplants on the basis of their status as registered medical marijuana patients. Medical Marijuana Paraphernalia In Missouri Marijuana paraphernalia is protected under Amendment 2’s definition of “medical use.”
Qualifying Conditions For Medical Marijuana In Missouri
Qualifying conditions for medical marijuana include:
•Conditions causing persistent pain or muscle spasms (including MS, Parkinson’s disease, and Tourette’s syndrome)
•Any terminal illness
•Inflammatory Bowel Disease
•Sickle Cell Anemia
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For more information on medical marijuana in Missouri, see also:
How To Buy Medical Marijuana in Missouri
Missouri Allotment of Medical Marijuana
How To Get A Medical Marijuana Card in Missouri
Medical Marijuana - Do's and Don'ts
History Of Medical Marijuana In Missouri
How To Choose A Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Missouri