For those who qualify, the laws surrounding medical marijuana in Missouri now extend beyond the use of cannabis for medical purposes. The state ruled home cultivation legal and gave people the option to apply for a license that would allow them to grow medical marijuana in their homes. Here’s everything you need to know to get a Missouri marijuana grow license and use it to grow MMJ at home.
What is a Missouri Medical Cultivation License?
The Missouri Medical Cultivation License is part of MO’s Medical Marijuana Program. The recently introduced license gives patients the choice between buying their medicine from a licensed dispensary or growing their own at home. When a person is approved for the license, they are then able to legally harvest and use the cannabis they have grown for their medical needs.
Cultivation license is granted to those who wish to cultivate flowering marijuana plants. This addition to the medical marijuana program in Missouri gives patients more freedom when it comes to cannabis accessibility.
Missouri Cultivation License Rules
As with all medical marijuana in Missouri, there are specific rules that cardholders must follow in order to grow cannabis at home. Anyone over the age of 18 with a medical marijuana card can apply for a Missouri marijuana grow license; however, anyone under the age of 18 will not be able to obtain a permit unless they are emancipated. However, their guardian can apply for the license if they hold a primary caregiver card.
Those who have previous convictions for possession of marijuana before it was legalized will not be penalized and will still be eligible for the grow license, but they must also be in good standing after obtaining the license or it may be revoked.
How many plants can you grow with a medical card in Missouri?
People who are approved for a home grow license in Missouri are free to grow their own flowering marijuana plants, but there is a limit on how much they can grow. In Missouri, laws state that up to six flowering plants can be grown at home with the proper and approved license.
That being said, there is a caveat that would allow more plants to be grown in a shared home space. For example, if two people who are both patients live together, they could grow up to 12 flowering plants in the shared space. Two caregivers, or a patient and a caregiver, can also grow up to 12 flowering plants in a shared space if both are approved for an MO home grow license.
How many plants can a caregiver grow in MO?
Caregivers who have a home grow card can grow up to six flowering plants. If there are two caregivers in a shared space, both can grow six plants each for a combined total of 12 plants.
In rare cases, up to three sets of six plants can be grown in a shared space. However, one of the people living in the space must hold both a patient card and a carer card. Plants that can be grown at home in this case include six flowering plants, six non-flowering plants, and six clones.
How to Apply for a Missouri Cultivation License
Applying for a home grow license in Missouri can be done as part of your initial patient or caregiver application. If you already have a Missouri MMJ card, you can apply to upgrade your existing card to incorporate cultivation rights.
How much does a cultivation license cost in Missouri?
Patient grower applications cost $100 and your license will be valid for one year.
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