On November 8, 2022, Missouri voters have decided in favor of a ballot initiative (Amendment 3) which legalizes the possession, cultivation, and licensed retail sale of cannabis for those ages 21 and older. This is the first mid western state that has decided in favor of legalizing marijuana for adult use which paves a way for nearby states following suit. In Missouri, adults aged 18 and over may grow cannabis at home as long as you are registered. You will be able to grow up to 6 mature plants.
The measure which can be seen here, allows adults to possess up to three ounces of cannabis. If you apply for a registration card, you will also be able to home-cultivate up to six flowering plants, six immature plants, and six plants under 14 inches for their own personal use. It also establishes a program to automatically review and expunge criminal records for eligible non-violent marijuana-related marijuana offenses. The measure seeks to broaden participation in the licensed cannabis marketplace by including small business owners and those representing disadvantaged populations. Including those with limited capital, residents of high-poverty communities, service-disabled veterans, and those who have been previously convicted of nonviolent marijuana offenses. Additionally, the initiative makes some improvements to the state’s existing medical marijuana access program.
The patient or his or her caregiver (but not both) may apply to obtain a cultivation license to grow up to six flowering marijuana plants for an additional $100 fee.
A qualifying patient under the age of 18 is not eligible to obtain a cultivation license, unless the qualifying patient under the age of 18 is emancipated. Only a parent or guardian who holds a primary caregiver ID card may obtain a cultivation license for a non-emancipated qualifying patient under the age of 18.
A caregiver can serve up to three patients. If a caregiver is obtaining a cultivation license on behalf of multiple patients, he or she must have a cultivation license for each patient.
The following security regulations must be followed:
• All qualifying patient cultivation shall take place in an enclosed, locked facility that is equipped with security devices that permit access only by the qualifying patient or by such patient’s primary caregiver.
• One qualifying patient may cultivate 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 locked facility.
• Two qualifying patients, who both hold valid qualifying patient cultivation ID cards, may share one enclosed, locked facility. No more than 12 flowering marijuana plants, 12 nonflowering plants, and 12 clones may be cultivated in a single, enclosed locked facility, unless one of the qualifying patients, as a primary caregiver, also holds a patient cultivation ID card for another patient. In such case, the primary caregiver may cultivate six additional flowering marijuana plants, six additional nonflowering marijuana plants, and six additional clones for a total of 18 flowering marijuana plants, 18 nonflowering marijuana plants, and 18 clones in a single, enclosed locked facility.
• All cultivated flowering marijuana plants in the possession of a qualifying patient or primary caregiver shall be clearly labeled with the qualifying patient’s name.
• DHSS-issued cultivation authorization shall be clearly displayed within the enclosed cultivation area and in close proximity to the marijuana plants. The authorization shall list the name of the qualifying patient or primary caregiver and the address of the facility in which that qualifying patient or primary
caregiver is authorized to cultivate marijuana.
• “Enclosed, locked facility” means – An indoor stationary closet, room, garage, greenhouse, or
other comparable fully enclosed space equipped with locks or other functioning security devices that permit access to only the qualifying patient(s) or primary caregiver(s) who have informed DHSS that this is the space where they will cultivate marijuana.
• An outdoor stationary structure – That is enclosed on all sides, except at the base, by chain-link
fencing, wooden slats, or a similar material that is anchored, attached, or affixed to the ground and that cannot be accessed from the top.
• In which the plants are not visible to the unaided eye from an adjacent property when viewed by an individual at ground level or from a permanent structure at any level.
• That is equipped with locks or other security devices that permit access to only the qualifying patient(s) or primary caregiver(s) who have informed DHSS that this is the space where they will cultivate marijuana.
Source: Missouri Department of Health
To Apply for Missouri Medical Marijuana Card and Home Cultivation License, CLICK HERE