Medical marijuana is finally available to qualifying patients in Missouri, but supply remains limited. As of this writing, only 13 Missouri dispensaries have opened their doors. But with so few options and so much demand (over 65,000 patients registered so far, and thousands more applications being processed), businesses are finding themselves in a bit of a bind.
Bipolar disorder affects more than 2.3 million Americans, about 1% of the general population, and a growing number are turning to medical marijuana as an alternative or supplement to conventional medications.
The state of Missouri, though, won’t issue a medical marijuana for just any condition. You must have one of the state’s qualifying conditions. So, the question is, can you get a medical marijuana card for bipolar disorder in Missouri?
Joplin is about to become the latest Missouri community to offer medical marijuana services. This is welcome news for locals who count themselves among the state’s 67,000 medical cannabis patients. Although the state has approved 192 dispensaries (24 in each congressional district), only 16 such facilities have opened their doors thus far.
The federal government legalized the cultivation and sale of industrial hemp in 2018, but there’s still some confusion about the legal status of hemp flower and CBD products in Missouri. The state traditionally restricts the use of CBD oil to qualifying epilepsy patients, but hemp-derived CBD products are popping up in stores from St. Louis to the Ozarks—no medical recommendation required. So is hemp flower legal in Missouri or not? Read More
Missouri’s medical marijuana program is now fully underway but not all forms of edibles are legal in the state. If you prefer brownies and gummies over smoked cannabis flower, there are a few things you need to know about the complicated legal status of edibles. When you visit any of the new dispensaries, you’ll notice that certain popular cannabis snacks aren’t available. Read More
Missouri remains a national leader in U.S. opioid deaths. CDC data reveals that opioid overdose deaths declined in 2019 compared to 2018 (the first decrease since 2015), but there’s still a lot of work that needs to be done. Opioid deaths remain a serious problem nationwide, with over 50,000 in 2019 alone. Read More
If you don’t know where to get medical marijuana in Missouri, you’re not alone. Medicinal cannabis has technically been legal here since December of 2018, but many patients still can’t access it.
It’s not hard to understand why; the first Missouri dispensaries have only just begun to open their doors, and the majority are still in the planning and preparation stage. The good news is that if you don’t have medical marijuana in your town right now, you’ll probably have it available within the next few weeks or even days. Read More
If you’re a gun owner, can you take part in Missouri’s new medical marijuana program? The answer is a bit complicated. This is one of those areas where federal law may supersede state law. Read More
Patients often ask us whether CBD is legal in Missouri. Shops selling cannabidiol products are appearing all over the Show Me State, but most if not all of these retailers may be in violation of state law, which is one of the strictest in the nation. If you are thinking of purchasing that tincture or gummy product, there are a few things you will need to know first. Read More
There are a few important Missouri medical marijuana laws to consider when becoming a legal patient. For instance, CBD is still largely prohibited in the state—even though CBD retailers are popping up everywhere. There are also strict possession limits for how MMJ patients can carry. And there’s the big question of whether Missouri patients can purchase a firearm.
The following represents a basic overview of state laws and should not be interpreted as legal advice. Speak to an attorney if you have any questions about the laws as they pertain to your own patient status. Read More
If you’ve wondered whether you can get a Missouri medical marijuana card for eating disorders, you’re not alone. A staggering 9% of the U.S. population, or 28.8 million Americans, will have an eating disorder at some point in their lives. If you currently live with a common eating disorder like bulimia, anorexia, or binge-eating disorder, you may qualify for Missouri’s medical marijuana program. The first step is to get examined and certified by a state-licensed physician. Read More
More than two years after Missouri voters approved Amendment 2, the first medical marijuana dispensaries have finally opened their doors in the state. N’Bliss Cannabis opened two dispensary locations over the weekend, one in Manchester and one in Ellisville. Patients waited in long lines to purchase cannabis flower, edibles, vape oils, tinctures, and other products. Read More
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) started issuing license approvals to medical marijuana businesses last winter, but as of this writing, patients are still unable to access legal cannabis in the state. Two dispensaries have opened in the St. Louis area, but even they don’t have products available. So what’s the reason for the delay? Read More
Over 3 million U.S. adults live with epilepsy and seizures. In recent years, medical marijuana has emerged as a popular treatment option, as cannabis appears to be effective in reducing the frequency and severity of seizures. If you live in Missouri and you suffer from epilepsy, you may be able to register as a medical marijuana patient. Read More
A planned recreational marijuana initiative will not appear on Missouri’s November ballot despite a major push by advocates that at one point showed promise. According to recent reports, the uphill battle to bring marijuana to Missouri was made even more complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More