Since medical marijuana was passed in Amendment 2 last year, there’s been a lot of change in Missouri already. Marijuana is now legal for those with a qualifying medical condition, and the legalization is bringing business, new rules and more changes to Springfield and Missouri.
Here’s everything you should know:
What does a medical marijuana card do?
A qualifying patient card will allow a patient to enter licensed dispensaries and possess and consume medical cannabis in keeping with Missouri law.
Dispensaries are expected to open in mid-2020. But currently, patients with medical marijuana cards issued by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services may consume or possess marijuana, and they may grow it if they have a cultivation authorization from the department. There’s no legal way to buy or sell marijuana in Missouri before those licensed dispensaries open.
By law, patients and caregivers are required to have their medical marijuana ID card available when purchasing or in possession of medical marijuana.