- Medical Program
6 plantsRequires a Patient Cultivation Card
Once you have registered with Leafwell and been approved by one of our medical marijuana doctors online, apply to the state medical marijuana program. Receive your MMJ card and start shopping for your medical cannabis from a licensed dispensary.
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Missouri has decriminalized cannabis, but adult use is still illegal. Only those with a valid medical marijuana certificate and MMJ card can legally consume cannabis in Missouri.
Recreational, adult-use marijuana is currently illegal in Missouri. There is some appetite for non-medical legalization in MI, but this may take a few years, and there will likely be delays in implementation when it does come around.
The Missouri law lists the following medical conditions as qualifiers for a medical cannabis card:
With Leafwell, you can get your Missouri Medical Marijuana Card in 4 simple steps:
Connect with a licensed physician online in minutes.
Yes, telemedicine is legal in Missouri, and you can get certified for cannabis online.
For medical card holders = 4 oz. every 30 days. More may be permitted based on the physician’s recommendation.
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.
Missouri does not have medical marijuana reciprocity, so it does not recognize or honor medical marijuana cards from other states.
A Missouri medical marijuana card is recognized by other states that have medical marijuana reciprocity allowances.
The following states accept or recognize out-of-state medical marijuana cards:
However, this does not always mean you can purchase cannabis at a medical marijuana dispensary (non-medical adult use is acceptable) – just that the state’s medical marijuana laws protect you to some extent. It is wise to call the dispensary ahead if you are a medical cannabis patient from another state and intend to purchase medical marijuana.
The qualifying condition usually has to match between states, so if your qualifying condition is accepted in one state and not your visiting state, your recommendation is not necessarily valid. You are also accountable to the visiting state’s medical marijuana laws, not the state that issued your card.
The following states accept out-of-state applications, allowing visiting patients to use medical cannabis for the duration of their stay:
There are no specific protections for medical marijuana patients in Missouri regarding employment. Employers may still test for cannabis, and employees cannot legally use medical marijuana at work. It is at the employer’s discretion whether they wish to allow a medical marijuana patient to continue their work.
Cannabis is tested in “lots” in Missouri. Cannabinoids like THC, THCA, CBD, CBDA, and CBN must be tested for, as well as contaminants, pollutants, and chemical residue.
In all states with a medical marijuana program, the only way to purchase medicinal cannabis products is via a legally-licensed dispensary or pharmacy or another legally designated space to buy cannabis. Only those with a legal license to sell cannabis can do so.
All states with a medical marijuana program have some restrictions on where a person can legally use cannabis. Near schools, nurseries, parks, or other places where children are expected to be, using cannabis is illegal. Use of cannabis on or in federal land or buildings, hospitals, or any other such healthcare space is also unlawful. Private members’ clubs and landowners may also prohibit cannabis use on their property or restrict it at their discretion.
The safest place to use medical cannabis is in the safety of your own home. It is wise to use common sense, generally keep consumption out of public view, and utilize discreet consumption methods wherever possible.