JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri officials are collecting feedback on the latest round of the state’s recreational marijuana rules.
The Missouri DHSS Division of Cannabis Regulation released a new round of rules Monday in regard to facility procedures, like inspections, training, storage and disposal. Missouri DHSS lists these individually as “emergency rules.”
According to Missouri DHSS, the final version of Missouri’s state marijuana rules is expected to be filed formally in early February, right around the time recreational pot sales are legalized.
Voters narrowly approved Amendment 3 in Tuesday’s general election. The race was officially called Wednesday morning with 53.1% of statewide votes in favor of legalizing pot for anyone at least 21 years old.
The decision will remove state bans on the purchase, possession, consumption, use, delivery, manufacture, and sale of cannabis for personal use. It will also allow some people with nonviolent marijuana-related offenses to petition to have their records expunged.
Amendment 3 to be officially be added to the Missouri Constitution on Dec. 8. Applications for personal cultivation registration cards will begin on Jan. 7, 2023. The first legal purchases of recreational marijuana are expected on Feb. 6, 2023.