Allows Medical marijuana?: Yes
Allows Adult-Use marijuana?: No
2018 Medical Sales : N/A
2022 Projected Medical Sales : N/A
2018 Adult Use Sales : N/A
2022 Projected Adult Use Sales : N/A
Noteworthy Information: Missouri has become the 32nd state to legalize medical marijuana. Missouri voters approved Amendment 2 on November 6, 2018, legalizing the growing, manufacturing, sale and consumption of marijuana for medicinal use. State-licensed physicians will be able to recommend marijuana use to patients with certain qualifying conditions. There will be a 4 percent state tax on marijuana sales which will help fund services for veterans. Patients could grow up to six plants. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is tasked with overseeing and regulating the state's medical marijuana program. They will also establish purchasing and possession limitations. Two other medical marijuana initiatives on the ballot failed.
Is there a Regulatory Structure? (State Agency): Yes (Department of Health and Senior Services for cards, and Department of Agriculture for production)
# of Dispensaries Allowed (# issued): 2 combined distribution/cultivation/production facilities (2 issued)
# of Cultivations Allowed (# issued): See above
# of Manufacturers Allowed (# issued): See above
# of Testing labs Allowed (# issued): N/A
Geographic Distribution of Licenses: N/A
Vertical Integration Allowed, Required or Prohibited:
Medical Marijuana Qualifying Patient Conditions:
Diagnosis of intractable epilepsy and can provide a statement signed by a neurologist licensed in Missouri (Completion of a Missouri Hemp Extract Registration Card Neurologist Certification form) indicating that the individual who suffers from intractable epilepsy may benefit from treatment with hemp extract. "Intractable epilepsy" meaning epilepsy that as determined by a neurologist does not respond to three or more treatment options overseen by the neurologist.
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