A federal law applies to the nation as a whole and to all 50 states whereas state laws are only in effect within that particular state
Any type of marijuana are considered a Schedule I substance under the Controlled Substance Act
Schedule I substance is considered to have a high potential for dependency and no accepted medical use
Both medical marijuana and recreational marijuana is considered ILLEGAL under Federal Law
Federal Laws can be enforced on any Federal Property
Federal Property is considered:
building, land or other real property owned, leased, or occupied by any department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States
examples of federal property include: military property, United States Post Office and National Parks
To date, the FDA has approved one cannabis-derived drug product: Epidiolex (cannabidiol), and three synthetic cannabis-related drug products: Marinol (dronabinol), Syndros (dronabinol), and Cesamet (nabilone). These approved drug products are only available with a prescription from a licensed healthcare provider. These medications are obtained in a pharmacy
MISSOURI State LAWS:
Recreational use is currently illegal in Missouri
Physicians cannot prescribe medicinal cannabis; they can recommend it for patients.
Patients with qualifying medical conditions have the right to discuss freely with their physicians the possible benefits of medical marijuana use and the right to use medical marijuana for treatment under the supervision of a physician
Medical marijuana can be purchased by a patient or caretaker who have a valid medical marijuana ID card from the Department of Health & Senior Services.