Missouri Marijuana Laws

Possession

Possession of less than 35 grams is a Class A misdemeanor which is punishable by a maximum sentence of 1 year imprisonment and a maximum fine of $1,000.

Possession of 35 grams- 30 kilograms is a Class C felony which is punishable by a maximum sentence of 1 year imprisonment and a maximum fine of $5,000.

Possession of 30-100 kilograms is considered trafficking and is a Class B felony punishable by a sentence of 5-15 years and a fine of $5,000-$20,000.

Possession of more than 100 kilograms is considered trafficking and is a Class A felony punishable by 10 years-life imprisonment and fine of $5,000-$20,000.

Sale, Trafficking, or Distribution

The sale or manufacture of 5 grams or less is a Class C felony which is punishable by up to 7 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $5,000.

The sale or manufacture of 5 grams-30 kilograms is a Class B felony which is punishable by a sentence of 5-15 years imprisonment and a fine of $5,000-$20,000.

The sale of 30-100 kilograms is a Class A felony which is punishable by a sentence of 10 years-life imprisonment and a fine of $5,000-$20,000.

The sale of 100 kilograms or more is a Class A felony which is punishable by a sentence of 10 years-life imprisonment with no probation or parole and a fine of $5,000-$20,000.

Sale within 2,000 feet of a school or 1,000 feet of public housing is punishable by a sentence of 10 years-life imprisonment and a fine of $5,000-$20,000.

Cultivation

Cultivation in Missouri will be punished based upon the aggregate weight of the plants found. See the “Possession” and “Sale, Trafficking, or Distribution” sections for further penalty details.

Hash & Concentrates

The penalties for hashish and concentrates are exactly the same as for marijuana in Missouri.

Paraphernalia

The possession of paraphernalia is a misdemeanor which is punishable by a maximum sentence of 1 year imprisonment and a maximum fine of $1,000.

The sale of paraphernalia is a felony which is punishable by a maximum sentence of 5 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $5,000.

Miscellaneous

Possession or use of marijuana results in a driver’s license suspension if the offender is under the age of 21 at the time the offense was committed.

OFFENSE PENALTY INCARCERATION MAX FINE

Possession

Less than 35 g misdemeanor 1 year $ 1,000
35 g – 30 kg felony 1 year $ 5,000
30 – 100 kg felony 5 – 15 years $ 20,000
More than 100 kg felony 10 years – life $ 20,000

Possession of more than 100 kilograms is considered trafficking.

Sale, Trafficking, or Distribution

Less than 5 g felony 7 years $ 5,000
5 g – 30 kg felony 5 – 15 years $ 20,000
30 – 100 kg felony 10 years – life $ 20,000
More than 100 kg felony 10 years – life* $ 20,000
Within 2000 feet of a school or 1000 feet of public housing penalty 10 years – life $ 20,000

* No probation or parole

Hash & Concentrates

Penalties for hashish are the same as for marijuana. Please see the marijuana penalties section for further details.

Paraphernalia

Possession of paraphernalia misdemeanor 1 year $ 1,000
Sale of paraphernalia felony 5 years $ 5,000

Miscellaneous (license suspensions, civil damages, etc…)

Possession or use of marijuana results in a driver’s license suspension if under the age of 21.

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