ADULT USE HAS ARRIVED!
By: Forest Palmer
As of February of this year, a mere three months since the passing of Amendment 3, Missouri will be opening up cannabis sales to all adults that are 21 and older. This is a huge step forward for our state and it means many things to a lot of people. Earlier this month, a Kansas City man was the first non violent marijuana offender to be released thanks to the passing of Amendment 3. On top of that huge success, the state and local communities will be seeing increased tax revenue that isn't ridiculous like our Illini neighbors. With all the good coming from our new adult use laws, a lot of soon-to-be consumers still have some relevant questions about the new experience. Here is a quick breakdown of some of the more commonly asked questions we are getting and what you can expect from us.
When do adult sales begin?
KCC is excited to open for adult sales on February 6th, 2023 at 10am.How much can I purchase at once?
Without a medical card, anyone who is 21 or older can purchase up to 3 ounces of cannabis in a single transaction. When it comes to carts and dabs, a single gram is equivalent to an eighth. As for edibles, 100mg is equivalent to an eighth. So for example you could buy 2 ounces of flower, 5 grams of dabs, 2 one gram carts, and a 100mg pack of gummies all at once.
With a medical card and following the same equivalents from above, patients will be able to purchase up to 6 ounces of cannabis in a 30 day period. These numbers can be increased by getting a second recommendation from a physician and then following the application process with the DCR.
Medical card holders may have up to a 60 day supply of cannabis on them at any one time. A 60 day supply would be 12 ounces for most patients. If they are also a patient cultivator with the appropriate documentation, they may have up to 18 ounces as long as anything over 12 ounces is in an enclosed and locked facility or container.
Adults 21 years of age or older may have up to 3 ounces of cannabis. Adults with consumer cultivation cards do not have a limit on the amount of cannabis they can have at their home as long as anything over 3 ounces is in an enclosed and locked container and in a private residence. To be specific, it is still (unfortunately) against the law to have more than 3 ounces of cannabis outside of a private residence.
That is entirely up to you. Aside from the differences already stated in previous answers, medical patients may be 18 years old or even younger if you are an emancipated minor or if a legal guardian signs off on it. Patients will also be taxed less and will receive medical specific discounts at KCC. There are also better protections associated with having a medical card such as job security at most places of work.
Medical cards aren’t expensive to get and last for 3 whole years. If you are interested in getting a patient card, I would recommend Dr. Wegner at Kind Remedy. Look them up at kindremedykc.com.
Plain and simple, there is no difference in medical and recreational products. That being said, KCC is teaming up with SafeBet to make sure medical patients always have access to FECO.How will medical patients be taken care of?
KCC is kicking off adult use sales with Medical Mondays. Every Monday, all patients receive 25% off their entire transaction. We will also be doing a 10% discount to medical patients all other days of the week, plus we will be keeping a separate supply of FECO for medical uses.Can I grow cannabis now?
Yes you can but there are some stipulations. First of all, patients and consumers may get an authorization from the DCR to cultivate 6 flowering plants, 6 vegetative plants up to 14 inches, and 6 clones. Cultivation must take place in a private building with the owner's permission where the grow area is enclosed and locked. Consumer cultivation cards are good for 12 months while patient cultivation cards are valid as long as the patient card is valid.
If you have further questions or concerns about the specifics surrounding adult use sales vs medical benefits, please don't hesitate to call 866-KC-CANNA or stop by one of our locations to discuss.