On December 6, 2018, the medical marijuana initiative became effective in Missouri. Since then, many Missourians have been asking the question, what’s next?
On January 5, 2019, pre-file application fees became available to the public through the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. On June 4, 2019, the Department will be releasing Licensing Application Forms and Application Instructions for Medical Marijuana Facilities. On July 4, 2019, the Department will begin accepting Applications for Qualifying Patient and Primary Caregiver identification cards. And, on August 3, 2019, the Department will begin accepting Applications for Medical Marijuana Facility Licenses. By January 2020 medical marijuana will be available for purchase.
Can I legally possess medical marijuana now?
No. Although the Department understands medical marijuana has been made legal, there are several steps that must be executed before medical marijuana is made available.
How do I get medical marijuana?
1) You must visit a state-licensed physician to obtain a physician certification.
2) Apply for an identification card from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (starting July 4, 2019)
3) Once your application is approved and you receive your identification card, purchase medical marijuana from a state-licensed dispensary.
For more information, visit https://health.mo.gov/safety/medical-marijuana/index.php.