Missouri Marijuana Legalization: Questions and Answers
With the legalization of recreational marijuana in Missouri, the state faces changes.
The effective date for Missouri’s new law is December 8, which means we are just a few weeks away from adults without patient cards being able to possess weed legally in Missouri without the fear of arrest.
Dispensary sales for recreational cannabis are still further down the road – sales will begin early in 2023.
While there’s much to come in the form of finalized rules and regulations, Patients looks at a few of the most popular and misunderstood questions being asked today.
The tax rate for medical marijuana purchases is 4%, while adult use purchases will be taxed at 6%. Additionally, an additional sales tax of up to 3% may be imposed by local governments on adult use purchases, meaning the tax rate on recreational purchases could be more than double in some areas.
How much marijuana can I purchase at one time?
For medical card holders, purchase limits will be dictated by their remaining allotment and possession limit defined by their physician. For most patients that monthly purchase limit will be 6 ounces or its equivalent.
For adult use consumers, the math is much simpler – 3 ounces, or its equivalent, per transaction.
What is the equivalent of an ounce?
Missouri regulations dictate that 3.5 grams of flower, an 1/8, is the equivalent of 1 gram of concentrate or 100mg of THC in infused products, for simple math purposes lets say each of these equals 1 unit.
A recreational consumer may purchase 24 units per transaction. What does that look like?
20 – WYNK Black Cherry Fizz Seltzers
4 – Bags of Missouri’s Own Edibles Twice Baked Red Hot Riplets
1 – CLOVR Crème Brûlée White Chocolate Bar
1 – Vibe Cannabis – Ice Cream Social – Pre-Roll 5-Pack
1 – SafeBet – Country Grammer – 1g Blunt
1 gram of Midwest Magic HI-Biscus Cured Budder
1 gram of PROPER CANNABIS Chem 91 Diamonds & Sauce
5 – CONTE Forbidden Guava 1-gram cartridges
10 – Timeless Gummy Worms .5 gram carts
1 ounce of Daybreak Cannabis Glueball flower