Medical marijuana is now legal in the state of Missouri for those who have valid ID cards issued by the state. Medical cannabis has proven to be an effective treatment option for those with chronic health conditions such as cancer, post-traumatic stress disorder, migraines, epilepsy, and Alzheimer’s. It is less addictive and has fewer side effects than opioids or other prescription drugs and can have additional positive effects on patients such as stress relief and better sleep.
If you qualify for a medical marijuana card, you can start enjoying the benefits of legally buying cannabis in Missouri soon. Here is what you need to know about the dispensaries in Missouri and how to make sure you are buying from them legally.
Find a Dispensary Near You
Missouri medical marijuana dispensaries will begin opening in May of 2020. Currently, 192 dispensary licenses have been issued in the state. As soon as the first dispensary opens, anyone with a valid medical marijuana card from the state of Missouri will be able to purchase up to four ounces of medical cannabis every 30 days. It is illegal to purchase any kind of marijuana from anyone other than a licensed dispensary and is punishable by fines and possible jail or prison time.