Home cultivation of medical marijuana has become popular in Missouri in recent years. Seed banks have opened up across the state, and many Missouri MMJ patients are taking the opportunity to grow their own private supply of high-quality medical marijuana. So how many plants can you grow with a medical card in Missouri? Keep reading to find out.
Can you grow MMJ in Missouri?
Yes, it is legal to grow medical marijuana in Missouri if you have a Missouri Home Grow License. Missouri cultivation license rules state that licensees may cultivate a limited amount of medical marijuana under specific cultivation conditions.
How many plants can you grow with a medical card in Missouri?
So how many medicinal plants can I grow in MO? You can grow up to six flowering plants at a time if you have a Missouri home grow license. At the same time, you can also have six non-flowering plants and six clones.
A maximum of two license holders can grow their marijuana at the same location (these people can be two patients, one patient and one caregiver, or two caregivers). In this case, 12 flowering plants can be grown in space, as well as 12 non-flowering plants and 12 clones.
If one of the patients is both a registered MMJ patient and also a registered caregiver, it is legal to grow a maximum of 18 flowering plants plus 18 non-flowering plants and 18 clones in the shared location.
How to Apply for a Home Grow License in Missouri
You submit an application for a Missouri home grow license with your application for a Missouri MMJ patient license. Applicants must first have a consultation with a licensed Missouri physician. This can be done by video call at MMJRecs Online Clinic.
Once the claimant’s eligibility for treatment for MMJ is established, the claimant and physician must complete a Physician Certification Form. The completed form must be submitted, along with the necessary fee, to Missouri Department of Health and the Elderly.
How much does it cost to get a home grow license in Missouri?
A Missouri home grow license costs $100. This must be submitted along with the $25 patient license fee during the application process.
Missouri Cultivation License Rules
- Cultivation should take place in a closed and locked facility. This can be indoors or outdoors, but must be securely locked and accessible only to the license holder.
- No more than the six legally permitted flowering plants plus six non-flowering planets plus six clones may be grown per licensee at any given time.
- Licensees cannot grow MMJ for another person unless they are a licensed caregiver for that other person.
- All home-grown MMJs must be labeled with the patient’s name, and their Eligible Patient Cultivation Identification Card with Cultivation Authorization must be displayed in the cultivation area near the plants.
What are the qualifying requirements for MMJ treatment in Missouri?
You will be eligible for medical cannabis treatment in Missouri if you have one of the following medical conditions:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Crohn’s disease
- chronic pain
- Hepatitis C
- Huntington’s disease
- Refractory migraines
- Lou Gehrig’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Opioid substitution
- Parkinson’s disease
- PTSD or other debilitating psychiatric disorders
- Tourette’s syndrome
- sickle cell anemia
- terminal illness
- A “chronic, debilitating or other medical condition” that a doctor says would benefit from treatment with medical marijuana
Where can you buy medical marijuana seeds in Missouri?
You can purchase high-quality marijuana seeds for MMJ home cultivation from seed banks in Missouri. There are seed banks located throughout the state that you can visit in person or order online.
Missouri also has nearly 200 medical marijuana dispensaries that sell a wide range of medical marijuana products.
What MMJ products are available at Missouri dispensaries?
The following range of medical marijuana products are available at Missouri dispensaries:
- Flower MMJ
- Topical creams, gels and rubs
- Vaping cartridges
How many MMJs can you legally own in Missouri?
In addition to growing up to six flowering plants at a time, medical marijuana patients in Missouri can also purchase up to four ounces of MMJ every 30 days at dispensaries across Missouri.
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