- Fully legal
6%, plus local sales tax
6 flowering plants, 6 nonflowering marijuana plants (over 14 inches tall), 6 clones (plants under 14 inches tall)Requires 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 fully legalized marijuana for both medical and recreational use.
The Missouri law lists the following medical conditions as qualifiers for a medical cannabis card:
You may also qualify if you have been diagnosed with:
A prescribing physician or healthcare provider is also allowed to use their professional judgment to approve medical cannabis use for a patient diagnosed with any other chronic, debilitating, or other medical condition.
With Leafwell, you can get your Missouri Medical Marijuana Card in four 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 = Six ounces every 30 days. More may be permitted based on the physician’s recommendation.
Medical cardholders or licensed caregivers can grow up to six flowering marijuana plants, six nonflowering marijuana plants (over 14 inches tall), and six clones (plants under 14 inches tall) at any given time in a single enclosed facility. Growers must have 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. However, Missouri residency is no longer needed to apply for a medical card.
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:
Amendment 3, passed by Missouri voters in November 2022, put employment protections in place for medical cardholders. According to the new law, employers cannot discriminate against employees who legally use cannabis products during off-duty hours away from the workplace. Employers may still test for cannabis, and employees cannot legally use medical marijuana at work. Employment protections don’t cover medical cardholders who use, or are impaired by, cannabis during their working hours.
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, keep consumption out of public view, and utilize discreet methods wherever possible.