Is a Medical Card Right For You?
In November 2022, Missouri voters decided to legalize Adult-Use Cannabis in Missouri. Before then, Missouri was a Medical-only market. Now that anyone 21+ is able to shop with us, you may be asking yourself, ‘what’s the point in having a Med Card anyways?’. Even for the most casual of cannabis users, a medical card holds many benefits. In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of obtaining a Med Card, whether a Med Card is right for you, and finally, how to obtain a Med Card through our partner, Elevate Holistics.
If you are a new adult-use customer shopping at The Farmer’s Wife, you may be curious about the added benefits of becoming a Medical Marijuana Card holder in Missouri. Saving money on taxes, expanded legal protections, and increased possession limits are some of the main reasons you may be interested in getting a card. When purchasing as an adult-use customer at a dispensary in Missouri, there is a 2.5x higher tax rate. Med Card holders also have expanded legal protections, including some related to employment and family-court. As an adult-use customer, you are allowed to possess up to 3 ounces, but, as a Med Card holder, you are allowed to possess up to 6 ounces.
Now that we have covered the benefits of obtaining a Med Card, let’s discuss if it’s right for you. The first factor to look into is how much you are spending at the dispensary. If you are spending more than $150 in a month, we recommend getting your Med Card, as the cost will pay for itself in tax savings. Next, you can ask yourself if you would benefit from the legal protections related to employment and family-court. Lastly, if you are someone who is purchasing and/or possessing over 3 ounces at a time, the protecting of a Med Card may be necessary.
After reviewing the benefits and deciding that you are ready for a Med Card, we have the resources to help you. We are partnered with Elevate Holistics, the nation’s leading Med Card service provider. This excellent team was just awarded Best Doctor or Telehealth Clinic in Greenway Magazine’s Best of the Industry 2023. To schedule your online, virtual doctor visit, you can fill out the form on our website; https://www.farmerswife.co/#medcard-home. Here you will fill out an intake form, pay the exclusive, discounted rate of $100, and schedule your appointment. Once approved by the doctor, there will be a $25 application fee paid to the State of Missouri. It can take up to 30 days to be approved for your Med Card.
With so many new Missourians visiting dispensaries for the first time, we hope this information about Medical Cards has been enlightening. While not for everyone, we believe that many of our customers can benefit from becoming a Medical Marijuana Card holder in Missouri.