Medical marijuana became legal in Missouri in 2018. The first MMJ dispensaries opened and began selling medical marijuana to Missouri MMJ card holders in October 2020. This makes Missouri one of the newest legal medical marijuana states.
The Missouri medical marijuana program is still in the process of rolling out. Not all licensed dispensaries have opened for business yet. MMJ products are still somewhat scarce, with limited menus and relatively high prices due to a lack of available product and high demand.
But the cavalry is coming! Missouri growers are working hard, and fresh crops of MMJ are coming to market in late 2020. This will enable Missouri dispensaries to stock up on flower as well as many other types of MMJ products.
Missouri already has over 60,000 registered MMJ patients – and thanks to its flexible and fair MMJ laws, the number of people benefitting from MMJ treatment in the Show-Me State looks certain to rise in the coming years.
Where To Buy MMJ In Missouri
You can purchase medical marijuana in Missouri’s newly-opened MMJ dispensaries. All you need to be able to buy medical cannabis is a Missouri medical marijuana card.
Are Missouri Dispensaries Open?
Some Missouri medical marijuana dispensaries are now open, though many businesses that have been granted a Missouri MMJ license have not opened just yet. It is expected that a large majority of Missouri dispensaries will be open for business by the beginning of 2021.
How Many MMJ Dispensaries Are In Missouri?
It is expected that, by early 2021, there will be close to 200 medical marijuana dispensaries open for business in Missouri.
Missouri Dispensary Locations
MMJ dispensaries are earmarked for locations all across the state of Missouri. Most relatively large urban areas will have at least one medical cannabis dispensary. Most Missouri MMJ dispensaries are located in the major population hubs of St. Louis, the Missouri side of Kansas City, Springfield, and Columbia.
Dispensaries in Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City, Missouri has several MMJ dispensaries located in and around the city. Many Kansas City dispensaries are already open for business, with the rest expected to open their doors before the end of 2020.
Dispensaries in Springfield, MO
Springfield is Missouri’s third-largest population hub. Several medical marijuana dispensaries have been granted licenses to serve the city. Most are expected to be open by the end of 2020.
Do Missouri Dispensaries Sell Flower?
Yes, Missouri MMJ dispensaries sell a range of high-quality cannabis flower, including Sativa, Indica, and hybrid strains.
What Do Missouri MMJ Dispensaries Sell?
Many Missouri dispensaries only have MMJ flower available as of November 2020, but it is expected that the product range will greatly increase by the end of 2020. Soon, most Missouri medical marijuana dispensaries will sell:
- Marijuana flower
- Topical creams, gels, rubs, balms
- Vape cartridges
How Much Can You Buy At A Missouri Dispensary?
You can purchase up to four ounces of Missouri MMJ per 30 days. Most dispensaries set a limit on how much one customer can buy at one time because there is currently a limited supply of MMJ products available.
Home cultivation is also allowed. You are allowed to cultivate up to six flowering plants at a time.
Best medical marijuana dispensaries in Missouri
Let’s take a look at some of the dispensary options available throughout MO.
1. Fresh Green
Fresh Green has dispensaries at two locations in Kansas City: Lee’s Summit and Waldo. They sell a nice selection of THC and CBD flower, as well as various oils, tinctures, edibles, and capsules.
2. N’Bliss Cannabis
N’Bliss has dispensaries in Ellisville, just outside St. Louis, Festus, Manchester, and House Springs. As of November 2020, only the Ellisville branch is open, but the other branches will open by the end of the year. N’Bliss sells a great selection of flower, pre-rolls, edibles, tinctures, topicals, and MMJ merch.
3. Green Relief
Green Relief has dispensaries at Troy, Mexico, Columbia, and Moberly. Only the Moberly and Mexico dispensaries are open as of November 2020. The other two will be open by the end of 2020. Green Relief sells flower, edibles, vaporizers, topicals, CBD oils, and accessories.
4. Swade Cannabis
Swade has dispensaries at St. Peters, The Grove, Delmar, Cherokee, and Ellisville. Only the St. Peters branch is open as of November 2020; the rest of the branches will open in winter 2020. Swade stocks a wide variety of high-quality medical cannabis products.
What Are The Qualifying Conditions For A Missouri MMJ Card?
The qualifying conditions for a Missouri MMJ card include:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Crohn’s disease
- Chronic pain/neuropathy
- Hepatitis C
- Huntington’s disease
- Intractable migraines
- Lou Gehrig’s disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Opioid substitution
- Parkinson’s disease
- PTSD or other debilitating psychiatric disorders
- Tourette syndrome
- Sickle cell anemia
- Terminal illness
- Any “chronic, debilitating, or other medical condition” that a doctor deems may be alleviated by MMJ treatment
Can Out-Of-State Card holders Buy Medical Marijuana In Missouri?
No, medical marijuana card-holders from other states are not permitted to purchase MMJ in Missouri dispensaries.
How Can I Get A Missouri Medical Marijuana Card?
The quickest and easiest way to get a Missouri medical marijuna card is to register for the MMJRecs Online Clinic. At the MMJRecs clinic, you will have a consultation with an MMJ doctor who will verify your medical condition and create a Missouri MMJ certificate for you. The certificate will be emailed to you for inclusion in your Missouri medical marijuana patient online application.
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