Cannabis Laws in Missouri Cannabis Laws

Medical cannabis legislation was passed and legalized in 2018 in Missouri. Recreational cannabis is illegal in Missouri, but was decriminalized in 2014, lowering the penalties associated with possession, sale or distribution of low amounts of cannabis. Find out more about cannabis laws in Missouri here.

  • Decriminalized and Medical Program

Medical Cannabis and MMJ Laws in Missouri

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.

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Qualifying Conditions for Medical Cannabis Patients in Missouri

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:

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)