Missouri Medical Marijuana Laws and Regulations
In 2014, Missouri passed HB 2238, which creates a legal right for certain patients to obtain, possess, and use “hemp extracts” in limited circumstances. The law defines a “hemp extract” as a preparation of cannabis that contains at least 5% CBD and no more than 0.3% THC.
SB 491 takes effect January 1, 2017, decriminalizing simple possession of marijuana, eliminating the possibility of jail time for possession of up to 10 grams. Protections against jail time apply only to individuals without prior marijuana convictions.