Missouri health department answers marijuana questions – Nodaway News Leader

With the November 8 passage of Amendment 3, the recreational use of marijuana, there are many questions the general public have voiced. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services offered to begin the conversation with the following frequently asked questions.

• When will adult-use marijuana be available to consumers?

Beginning December 8, 2022, consumers will be allowed to legally possess up to three ounces of marijuana. However, marijuana will not be available for consumers to purchase in a Missouri licensed dispensary facility until medical facility licensees convert their licenses to comprehensive facilities.

On December 8, 2022 the department began accepting requests for existing medical facility licensees to convert to a comprehensive facility. Because the department has 60 days from receipt to approve those requests, adult-use product could be available as early as February 2023. Once approved, it is up to each comprehensive dispensary to decide when it will begin selling marijuana for adult use. Check with your local licensed dispensary on when it will begin selling to consumers. More information will be made available on the department’s website. Please check back periodically for announcements – cannabis.mo.gov

• When will the department be accepting new medical or comprehensive

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