Medical Cannabis and MMJ Laws in Missouri
- 2014 – Governor Jay Nixon signed into law House Bill 2238 – the Missouri Medical Marijuana Bill – to legalize the use of CBD oil to treat persistent seizures. HB 2238 only allows hemp extract that contains at least 5% cannabidiol (CBD) and no more than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
- 2018 – Amendment 2 Medical Marijuana and Veteran Healthcare Services Initiative
– Initiative Measure No. 65 proposes to amend the Mississippi Constitution to allow qualified patients with debilitating medical conditions, as certified by Mississippi licensed physicians, to use medical marijuana. This amendment would allow medical marijuana to be provided only by licenses treatment centers. The Mississippi State Department of Health would regulate and enforce the provisions of this amendment.
Online Telehealth Consultations for Cannabis in Missouri
Telehealth is legal for medical cannabis consultations in Missouri. You can see a compassionate and friendly medical marijuana physician online with Leafwell today.
Qualifying Conditions for Medical Cannabis Patients in Missouri
- Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)
- AIDS/HIV (positive status)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Cachexia, or Wasting Syndrome
- Cancer or cancer treatment, inc. side-effects of chemotherapy
- Crohn’s Disease
- Debilitating Psychiatric Disorders diagnosed by a licensed psychiatrist
- Epilepsy and disorders that can cause seizures
- Hepatitis C
- Huntington’s Disease (HD)
- Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBDs)
- Intractable Migraines (unresponsive to other treatments)
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Parkinson’s Disease (PD)
- Sickle Cell Anemia
- Tourette’s Syndrome (TS)
- Wasting Syndrome
- Severe, persistent pain or persistent muscle spasms
- An alternative to physically addictive prescription medications
- Any Terminal Illness
Medical Marijuana for Minors in Missouri
You must be aged 18 or older in order to qualify for medical marijuana in Missouri. It is possible for minors to qualify for medical marijuana if they have a caregiver. Caregivers must be aged 21 or over and be:
- Responsible for managing the well-being of a Qualified Patient; and
- Designated on the primary caregiver’s application for an identification card or in other written notification to the Department.
Caregivers can have up to three caregiver licenses for three (3) separate patients. No individual shall serve as a caregiver for a qualifying patient who is already served by two (2) primary caregivers. Check out the Missouri website here for more information on how to become a caregiver on the Missouri medical marijuana program.
Caregivers may receive a caregiver card if they have past convictions. However, breaking the law or improper conduct may result in getting your medical marijuana identification card confiscated.
At the time of writing, it is not legal to consume medical marijuana on school grounds in Missouri, even for qualifying patients.
Cannabis Possession Limits in Missouri
For medical card holders = 4 oz. every 30 days. More may be permitted based upon physician’s recommendation.
Cannabis Cultivation Laws in Missouri
For medical card holders = Up to 6 plants may be grown by a patient with a valid medical marijuana certificate and a Patient Cultivation Card.
Medical Cannabis Qualification and Gun Laws
It is not legal for medical cannabis patients to possess firearms in Missouri.
Medical Marijuana and Employment Laws
There are no specific protections for medical marijuana patients in Missouri with regards to employment. Employers may still test for cannabis, and employees cannot legally use medical marijuana whilst at work. It is at the employer’s discretion whether they wish to allow a medical marijuana patient to continue their work.
Local Cannabis Laws in Missouri
The following cities in Missouri have elected to decriminalize cannabis possession:
- Columbia (2004)
- Springfiled (2012)
- St. Louis (2013)
- Kansas City (2017)