Missouri cannabis business compliance guide

In this guide, we'll cover:
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Market Type

In Missouri, cannabis is regulated by the Division of Cannabis Regulations (DCR). Medical and adult-use cannabis are allowed. Missouri also allows out-of-state medical patients to purchase medical cannabis as long as they have a valid, unexpired medical marijuana registry card or its equivalent.

Metrc and Inventory

Missouri uses Metrc as their seed-to-sale state traceability system. Missouri requires that all inventory actions to be reported to the state system in real time.

Purchase Limits


  • Consumers may purchase up to 3 ounces of dried, unprocessed marijuana or its equivalent in a single transaction


  • Patients may purchase no more than 6 oz of dried unprocessed marijuana, or its equivalent, per 30 day period*
    *Increased limits may be allowed with a recommendation from a physician or nurse practitioner

The medical patient allotments are tracked directly in Metrc. Dutchie POS will pull the Metrc patient allotment to determine whether a particular sale surpasses the daily or monthly patient purchasing limit.


1 ounce of flower =

8 grams of marijuana concentrate =

800 mg of THC in infused products



4.225% state sales tax (local sales tax may also apply)


4% state sales tax (local sales tax may also apply)

July 2023 MO Department of Revenue Marijuana Facilities Taxation Guidance ->

Packaging Labeling

Missouri Final Packaging Labeling/Item Approval Process

DCR requires that each different final marijuana product SKU produced by each individual licensee, including the packaging, labeling, and product design, obtain pre-approval by DCR prior to being made available for sale to patients and consumers. Once an item has been approved, the licensee will receive an approval number for the marijuana product, packaging, and label design that is to be featured on the label.Β 

Licensees submit requests for approval through Metrc via the Item Approval process. Any new items created in the β€œfinal packaging” categories will be automatically submitted for approval.Β 

See Packaging and Labeling Guidance ->

See DCR guidance ->


Retailers and transportation licensees may transport cannabis to patients and consumers.Β 


  • Delivery orders may be prepaid or payment may be received up until the point of delivery.Β 
  • If not receiving pre-payment for a delivery order, a dispensary licensee may deliver to no more than two (2) individuals at the same address on the same day

Delivery Operations

  • Delivery is allowed to any address directed by the customer, as long as the address is a location allowing for the legal possession of marijuana product
  • Prior to transporting cannabis, and inventory manifest for that trip must be completed and printed from Metrc and must be provided by the facility from which cannabis is being transported.

Things to Note

State Resources

The DCR compiles their compliance guidance/bulletins here ->




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