Missouri Marijuana Laws

Missouri marijuana laws can be, well, confusing. Cannabis regulations in the US have long been complicated and muddied, leaving people unsure of the regulations in their area. Because MMJ laws vary from state to state, it can often be challenging to keep up with what’s legal and what’s not. But that’s precisely why we’re here.

Today, Elevate Holistics is breaking down the laws with cannabis in Missouri. We’re covering everything from legalities to possession limits and even where to purchase your own products. Ready to master Missouri marijuana laws? Let’s get started.

So, is marijuana legal in Missouri? Let’s find out.

  • Is Weed Legal in Missouri?

    Let’s start with the million-dollar question: is marijuana legal in Missouri? Yes. According to Missouri marijuana laws, the state has legalized both medical and recreational cannabis. 

    However, recreational cannabis has yet to go into effect in the state, as it just passed in November 2022 with Amendment 3.

    Thus, even though the state has legalized cannabis fully, it’s still best to keep your medical marijuana card to enjoy the full benefits of the plant in the Show-Me State. Click here to learn more. 

    Wait, is marijuana decriminalized in Missouri? Yes! As of 2014, MO made the possession of 10 grams of cannabis or less a misdemeanor punishable by a fine for first-time offenders.

  • How Much Cannabis Can You Possess?

    As soon as you have your medical card, one of the most important things to consider is possession limits. So, how much weed can you have in Missouri?

    According to Missouri marijuana laws, patients and caregivers can possess up to four ounces of cannabis at one time. However, if they require more, they can apply to double that allotment.

    For those patients who cultivate their own cannabis, possession limits are a bit different. At-home cultivators can grow up to six flowering plants, six non-flowering plants, and six clones at once.

    However, your home-grown cannabis cannot leave the location you grew it in. So, don’t try transporting your ounces elsewhere: it’s illegal.

    If you possess more than your allotted supply, you may be fined $200 and have your MMJ card revoked. It’s not worth it, so don’t do it.

    LEARN MORE: What Exactly Are the MMJ Possession Limits in Missouri?

  • Age Limit for Possession

    Now, how old do you have to be to buy weed in Missouri?

    In order to possess marijuana, laws with cannabis in Missouri state that you first need a medical card. You must be at least 18 years old to get a valid MMJ card. Not only that, but you must be a MO resident and demonstrate one of the various qualifying conditions the state requires. To qualify, you’ll need to sit down with a physician who can get you a medical recommendation for MMJ (which is exactly what we do here at Elevate, by the way).

    If you are under the age of 18, you can still get your medical card. You will just need a designated caregiver to complete the medical paperwork and purchase your marijuana products for you. Again, you have to qualify for at least one medical condition. Typically, if you’re a minor, Missouri marijuana laws prefer your caregiver to be a parental figure or legal guardian.

  • Can You Grow Your Own Weed in Missouri?

    Okay, what about home cultivation — is that allowed? Yes, you can grow your own weed in Missouri, but there are a lot of stipulations you have to follow. 

    At-home cultivation in MO is legal for medical patients and adults as long as you grow your plants in a locked, enclosed facility that the DHSS (Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services) approves. Once a patient has their chosen garden or facility, the DHSS will inspect it and, if approved, you will pay your fees.

    But, how many weed plants can you grow in Missouri? According to Missouri marijuana laws, a medical patient can cultivate up to six flowering plants, six non-flowering plants, and six clones.

    It’s important to note that two patients may share the same grow facility. In this case, you cannot grow more than 12 plants in this space unless you’re a caregiver growing on behalf of a third patient.  (If this happens, you can cultivate no more than 18 plants.)

    You must label all of your cannabis plants with your name (or the patient’s name) and clearly display your facility’s DHSS cultivation authorization.

  • Who is Allowed to Sell Marijuana in Missouri?

    Missouri marijuana laws assign the DHSS to issue all licenses for both growers and dispensaries. Thus, only DHSS-approved licensed dispensaries are allowed to sell marijuana in the Show-Me State. You wouldn’t want to purchase it anywhere else, anyway! Dispensaries are the most legitimate locations to buy your medical marijuana always. 

    However, you cannot get into a Missouri dispensary without a medical marijuana card. And that’s exactly where Elevate Holistics comes into play.

    Elevate Holistics focuses on helping people like you get your Missouri medical marijuana card effortlessly. With our services, you’ll book an appointment with one of our expert physicians, meeting with them 100% online. At your telehealth appointment, our physicians will talk with you about your medical needs and determine if your conditions qualify with the state. From there, we’ll provide you with the medical recommendation Missouri needs to get you your MMJ card. It really is as easy as 1, 2, 3. 

    Now that you’re fluent in Missouri marijuana laws, it’s time to get your own medical card. Book an appointment with Elevate using the button below, and get started on your MO cannabis journey.



    Pssst: Did you know that Elevate Holistics has partnered with a Missouri cannabis delivery service? With Doobies, you can get your MMJ delivered right to your door. Click here to find out more.

  • What are the Possession Limits for Cannabis Concentrates?

    The limit of four ounces of dried, unprocessed marijuana is equivalent to 32 grams of marijuana concentrate.

  • How Do I Get My Missouri Cultivation License?

    Bearing in mind that your cultivation license expires at the same time as your qualifying patient or caregiver medical marijuana card, it’s best to apply for or renew your cultivation license around the same time as your MMJ card. In doing so, you get to maximize the usage of your Missouri cultivation license and medical card.

    You can apply for and get your medical marijuana cultivation license on the Missouri Medical Marijuana Program Portal after a state-authorized physician has seen them and submitted a Physician Certification Form. The portal requires information on:

    • The description of the type of facility you intend to use.
    • The address of the facility.
    • The type of security gadgets or locks you intend to use to secure the facility from third parties.
    • How you set up the facility and the strategies used in securing it.

    According to state law, you must note that you can only grow marijuana in an enclosed, locked facility that makes the plants invisible to an unaided eye. If you provide the needed information accurately and qualify by the state’s standards, you will be sure to get your license duly.

    However, if you find it challenging to apply for your license or set up your facility, feel free to contact Elevate Holistics and consult with our experts.

  • What are the Rules for Caregivers and Cultivation in Missouri?

    As a primary caregiver providing care for a qualifying patient, you can cultivate marijuana for your patient. It is crucial to note the Missouri marijuana laws for primary caregivers growing marijuana:

    • A caregiver – a parent or guardian – must be at least 21 years of age.
    • A patient or caregiver can apply for a Missouri medical cultivation license. Still, both the patient and caregiver cannot apply for different licenses to grow weed for the (same) patient.
    • A caregiver cannot use weed grown for a qualifying patient’s use for their consumption. And a patient cannot offer their medical marijuana to a caregiver.
    • A caregiver can cultivate marijuana for no more than two patients – six flowering plants each to make 12 plants. If the caregiver is also a patient, they can add six flowering plants to make 18 flowering plants.

    LEARN MORE: The Missouri Medical Marijuana Caregiver Process

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