Missouri

Mandatory Minimum Sentence
Medical CBD
Drugged Driving
Decriminalization
Hemp

Laws, Limits and Penalties

Offense Penalty Incarceration ááMax. Fineáá
Possession
Up to 10g (first offense) Misdemeanor None $ 500
Up to 10g (second offense) Misdemeanor 1 year $ 2,000
More than 10g - 35 g Misdemeanor 1 year $ 2,000
More than 35 g - 30 kg Felony 7 years $ 10,000
Possession of more than 35g, but less than 30kg, has often, historically, been charged as intent to distribute.
Sale, Trafficking, or Distribution
Sale, Distribution
35 g or less Felony 4 years $ 10,000
More than 35 g - 30 kg Felony 3 - 10 years $ 10,000
To a minor Felony 3 - 15 years Twice profit
Distribution near school, recreational park or public housing Felony 10 - 30 years, or life Twice profit
Trafficking
Possess or bring into the state more than 30 - less than 100 kg Felony 3 - 10 years $ 10,000
Possess or bring into the state 100 kg or more Felony 5 - 15 years Twice profit
Possess or bring into the state 500 plants or more Felony 5 - 15 years Twice profit
Distribute, manufacture 30 - less than 100 kg Felony 5 - 15 years Twice profit
Distribute, manufacture 100 kg or more Felony 10 - 30 years, or life Twice profit
Cultivation
35 g or less Felony 4 years $ 10,000
More than 35 g Felony 3 - 10 years $ 10,000
Near a school Felony 5 - 15 years Twice profit
Hash & Concentrates
Penalties for hashish are the same as for marijuana. Please see the marijuana penalties section for further details.
Paraphernalia
Possession of paraphernalia (first offense) Misdemeanor None $ 500
Possession of paraphernalia (second offense) Misdemeanor 1 year $ 2,000
Unlawful manufacture Misdemeanor 1 year $ 2,000
Commercial purposes Felony 4 years $ 10,000
Miscellaneous
Public Nuisance - keeping or maintaining room or building used for manufacture, storage or sale is a Felony punishable by up to 4 years imprisonment and a $10,000 fine.
Prior Drug Offender - if found guilty of any felony offense relating to controlled substances, and, if found guilty of Class C, D or E felony, shall be sentenced to one class higher than the offense.
Persistent Drug Offender - if found guilty of two or more felony offenses relating to controlled substances, and, if found guilty of Class C, D or E felony, shall be sentenced two classes higher than the offense. If found guilty of a Class B felony, the offender shall be sentenced to the term of imprisonment for a Class A felonyŚ10 to 30 years, or life.
Abuse and Lose - Possession of controlled substance results in 90-day suspension of driving privilege if under 21. Persons 21 and over will have driving privilege revoked for one year if found in violation of possession or use of controlled substance while operating a motor vehicle.

Details

Decriminalization

The state has decriminalized marijuana to some degree. Typically, decriminalization means no prison time or criminal record for first-time possession of a small amount for personal consumption. The conduct is treated like a minor traffic violation.

Drugged Driving

This state has a per se drugged driving law enacted. In their strictest form, these laws forbid drivers from operating a motor vehicle if they have a detectable level of an illicit drug or drug metabolite (i.e., compounds produced from chemical changes of a drug in the body, but not necessarily psychoactive themselves) present in their bodily fluids above a specific, state-imposed threshold.

Hemp

This state has an active hemp industry or has authorized research. Hemp is a distinct variety of the plant species cannabis sativa L. that contains minimal (less than 1%) amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Various parts of the plant can be utilized in the making of textiles, paper, paints, clothing, plastics, cosmetics, foodstuffs, insulation, animal feed, and other products. .

Mandatory Minimum Sentence

When someone is convicted of an offense punishable by a mandatory minimum sentence, the judge must sentence the defendant to the mandatory minimum sentence or to a higher sentence. The judge has no power to sentence the defendant to less time than the mandatory minimum. A prisoner serving an MMS for a federal offense and for most state offenses will not be eligible for parole. Even peaceful marijuana smokers sentenced to "life MMS" must serve a life sentence with no chance of parole.

Medical CBD

This state has passed a medical CBD law allowing for the use of cannabis extracts that are high in CBD and low in THC for any "medical condition" for which a physician recommends it.