Adult-use Sales in Missouri; What to Expect
On November 8th, 2022, voters in Missouri passed Amendment 3, legalizing cannabis for adult-use. This historic day marked the beginning of a new chapter for legal cannabis in Missouri. Since October of 2020, dispensaries in Missouri have been operating as medical dispensaries, but that will soon change. We know that many of our loyal patients have lots of questions and concerns about the upcoming changes. Please read along to learn more about the importance of retaining your medical card, and what The Farmer’s Wife is doing to prioritize our loyal medical patients.
Medical card holders in Missouri have many reasons to retain their card, even once adult-use sales begin. On December 8th, the expanded medical benefits under Amendment 3 went into effect, which includes allotment increases to 6oz in a rolling 30-day period, plus newly approved cards have a 3-year expiration. Medical card holders will also save money by avoiding the 2-5% higher tax rate for adult-use sales.
With adult-use sales beginning in early February, we have some changes coming that we hope will help our current patients adjust to an adult-use market. For the first week or two after adult-use sales begin, we expect to have longer than normal wait times. If you want to avoid this, we encourage you to stock up beforehand. As always, online preorders will skip to the front of the line, so if you have not shopped online with us before, now is a great time.
We will have a Patient Happy Hour, Sunday - Wednesday from 2:00 - 5:00 PM, where medical card patients will skip to the front of the line. We do not expect to run out of product, however, in the event of supply issues, The Farmer’s Wife will prioritize medical card patients over adult-use customers. If there are specific products that you need to have, we recommend buying multiple now, in case supply runs low.
It is a truly historic time here in Missouri, and we are excited to be a part of this industry, serving our communities. We hope this information has been useful, and eased any concerns you may have had about the new adult-use program. The Farmer’s Wife will always be a resource for thoughtful patient and customer education, even as the adult-use program is implemented. We believe in the medical benefits of this plant, and can’t wait to share it’s power with even more people in Missouri.