On Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Missouri voters approved Amendment 2 by almost 70% – medical cannabis received more support on the balance than any other proposition or candidate.
As of December 6, 2018 this new law will take effect and allow patients with valid medical marijuana cards from other states to possess a limited amount of cannabis. Missouri ID cards will not be available until possibly June 2019, depending on when the Department of Health and Senior Services starts accepting applications. Patients will not be able to grow cannabis until Missouri patient cultivator cards are available, even if they have a valid out of state card right now.
Anyone interested in owning a license to commercially grow, infuse, or dispense medical cannabis will have to take part in an intensively competitive application process for the limited amount of commercial licenses that will be available and needs to get started immediately. While the applications might not be available until as late as June 4, 2019, entities interested in applying may prepay their application fees to the Department of Health and Senior Services as early as January 4, 2019.