Missouri Marijuana Information
As of January 2016, marijuana is still illegal and criminalized in Missouri. Although Missouri was the 19th state to decriminalize marijuana, the law does not take effect until January 2017. Once it does go into effect, the law will protect those caught with up to 10 grams of marijuana. It will also reduce sentences for distribution. If you find yourself in a pinch with the law, check out our Missouri Cannabis Lawyers page for help!
Medical and recreational use of marijuana in Missouri is still illegal. However, despite the state’s conservative nature, there are many advocacy groups pushing for medical marijuana to be legalized. Missouri would be the first Southern state to legalize medical marijuana if one of the initiatives proposed for the November 2016 ballot is passed. If passed, Missouri will become the 24th state to legalize medical marijuana.
Is Marijuana legal in Missouri?
No, marijuana is entirely illegal in Missouri. The decriminalization law will go into effect in January 2017, and that will protect citizens caught with up to 10 grams of marijuana.
There will be a number of marijuana-related issues up for vote in November 2016, and marijuana advocates in the area are hoping that medical marijuana will be legalized. Current legalization plans for medical marijuana place a high tax on marijuana and a strong research focus.
Where can I buy marijuana?
Currently, there are no legal outlets in Missouri where residents can purchase marijuana.
How can I help legalize marijuana in Missouri?
In November 2016, there will be two campaigns seeking to legalize medical marijuana in Missouri. The first campaign, titled New Approach Missouri, will require a doctor’s prescription, allow patients to grow up to 6 plants, license up to 75 growing facilities, and will tax marijuana sales at 4 percent to fund health care and veterans. The second campaign, Missouri Research: Cures, Jobs, Health & Lower Taxes, has no restriction on growing facilities, no in-home cultivation allowed, taxes marijuana sales at 75 percent to fund medical research, and gives priority to licensed pharmacists. (Source)
If you are registered to vote in Missouri, you can help to legalize marijuana by voting for the legalization initiative you prefer.
How much will it cost if it is legalized?
The price of marijuana will vary based on strain and quality, and it will also be highly dependent on what the tax percentage is.
When will new Marijuana Laws go into effect in Missouri?
The medical marijuana initiatives will go up for vote in November 2016. If the initiative passes, it is estimated that the law will go into effect on the first day of January 2017. Urgency measures take effect immediately after they are signed or after they are allowed to become law without signature.
When will dispensaries open up?
If medical marijuana is legalized in November 2016, you can expect dispensaries to begin opening towards the end of 2017/early 2018. However, it all depends on the law that is passed and state regulation.
If marijuana is legalized can I still get in trouble?
Yes. You can always get in trouble at the federal level, even if medical marijuana is legalized in Missouri. Be sure to always follow the laws of the state you are in, and state authorities will have no issues with you. If you find yourself in a pinch with the law, check out our Missouri Cannabis Lawyers page for help!
What is a dab?
Dabs are often compared to the hard liquor of the cannabis world, and can be found in many forms. Dabs are the essential oils and waxes of the cannabis plant that are extracted and concentrated into a potent wax form. They are known for their high concentration of THC. Smoking a dab is much stronger than smoking flowers. If you are not a regular cannabis consumer with a high tolerance, we recommend using extreme caution.
If you’re considering purchasing or doing a dab, it is also important to know what is in the essential oil being offered or sold and if it is safe. Many extracts may not have been purged correctly, and may contain residual amounts of butane or other solvents. CO2 oil is often noted as the safest oil because critical extraction machines that use CO2 as the only solvent extract it.
Read more about BHO and Concentrates here: “What’s the Buzz about BHO”
Nothing on this website should be considered legal advice or as a substitute for legal advice. Please respect the current state of Marijuana law in your area.
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