How to Get a Missouri Medical Marijuana Card
Missouri Medical Marijuana Cards Now Available
Thanks to Missouri voters, medical marijuana is legal to purchase, possess, consume and even grow in the Show Me State! Medical marijuana cards allow qualifying Missouri residents to visit any licensed dispensary and purchase cannabis for the natural relief they’ve been waiting for! Dispensaries are opening at lightning speed, and 2023 is going to be an excellent year for medical marijuana patients in Missouri!
How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Missouri
If you want to legally purchase or grow medical marijuana in Missouri, you need a marijuana card first. If you have been diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition, the rest is easy! As of December 8th, 2022, Proof of Missouri residency will no longer be required for applicants. You just need the official written certification from a Missouri-licensed physician.
Provisions for the regulation of Missouri cannabis are within Article XIV of the Missouri Constitution and the rules in 19 CSR 30-95. You can find Article XIV, complete rules, answers to frequently asked questions, and other information regarding the Cannabis Regulation by visiting our website at https://cannabis.mo.gov.
If you are having trouble obtaining your medical records or are uncertain if you qualify, give us a call at (877) 303-3117. One of our patient support representatives will answer all your questions and walk you through the process, so you can take control of your health plan with confidence.
Once you register, you are free to visit any dispensary in the state. You can also apply for a home cultivation license at any time. After you are approved, you are free to start legally cultivating your own marijuana plants at home!
Get Your Missouri Marijuana Card in 3 Easy Steps
Schedule an appointment with one of our friendly marijuana doctors at any location throughout the State!
Meet with one of our state-certified medical marijuana doctors and discuss your condition.
With the doctor's approval, you'll receive your card via email from the Missouri Board of Pharmacy.
What Conditions Are Approved for a Missouri Medical Marijuana Card?
To receive a medical marijuana card in Missouri, you must first be diagnosed by a licensed MO physician. In addition to the list of current qualifying conditions, any condition already diagnosed by a doctor may qualify. Give us a call or schedule an appointment to learn more!
Following is a list of the current qualifying conditions:
• Chronic medical conditions causing severe, persistent pain
• Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
• Other debilitating psychiatric disorders
• Intractable migraines
Any terminal illness; or in the professional judgment of a physician, any other chronic, debilitating or other medical condition, including, but not limited to:
• Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
• Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
A chronic medical condition that is typically treated with a prescription medication that could lead to physical or psychological dependence, when a physician determines that medical use of marijuana could be effective in treating that condition and would serve as a safer alternative to the prescription medication
Chronic medical conditions causing persistent muscle spasms including but not limited to:
Get Approved for Medical Marijuana in Missouri Through Telemedicine
At Missouri Marijuana Card, we offer telemedicine appointments so patients can get approved for medical marijuana online in the comfort of their own homes! We make the process fast and easy, as we will email you a link to your appointment that can be accessed right from your computer or mobile phone. Your appointment will only take 15 - 20 minutes, and you’ll be on the path to better health!
Your Medical Marijuana Evaluation Appointment
At the appointment, you and your medical marijuana doctor will discuss your condition, as well as your medical history. Please note that it is always helpful for the doctor to have access to your medical records, if available.
By bringing your medical records to the appointment, you significantly increase the likelihood of receiving a recommendation from the doctor during your appointment. If you are unsure of how to obtain them, we can help with that too!
Getting Registered for Medical Marijuana in Missouri
If your Missouri medical marijuana doctor is able to confirm your qualifying condition and believes medical marijuana is an appropriate treatment option, you will receive a signed certification recommending medical marijuana and medical marijuana products as part of your treatment plan. This signed recommendation will then be submitted to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, along with a $25 annual registration fee.
Once the state has processed both the recommendation and fee, you will be added to the patient registry and receive your Missouri medical marijuana identification card. At Missouri Marijuana Card, we take care of submitting your application to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to make the process as easy as possible for you and will stick with you every step of the way until you have received your Missouri medical marijuana card and beyond.
As of December 8th 2022, Patient and Caregiver approved IDs will be valid for 3 years. Current ID card holders will retain their existing expiration dates, which will be valid for three years upon the next approved renewal.
If you need guidance on where to find a dispensary or have questions about getting a replacement card or anything else, we are here for you!
What Information and Forms Are Required When a Patient Applies for a Missouri Medical Marijuana Card?
The following are required when submitting your application:
• The application form
• The completed Physician Written Certification
• The nonrefundable $25 application fee to the state
The Benefits of Having a Missouri Marijuana Card
Medical marijuana products should be purchased from a Missouri licensed dispensary or grown by patients with a cultivation license. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services supports the use of medical marijuana (in its various forms) as a low-risk and successful method of treatment for any one or more of the qualifying conditions.
With your Missouri medical marijuana card in hand, you'll be able to access all Missouri dispensaries and purchase medical marijuana. These state-licensed marijuana dispensaries carry many forms of medical marijuana in varying strengths and potency. You will be able to buy products such as tinctures, oils, creams, dry flower and plant material, pre-rolls, vape pens, and edibles.
Patient Product Confidence
Each of Missouri’s licensed dispensaries carries a variety of products that have been closely regulated and tested for purity and potency. When you make your purchases from a Missouri dispensary, you’ll have the confidence of knowing exactly where your cannabis products come from, and that they are safe, potent, and accurately labeled.
Your Missouri marijuana card makes it easy for you to demonstrate to law enforcement that you are registered with Missouri's medical marijuana control, and thereby allowed to possess, transport, and consume medical marijuana products.
Access to Other States
A Missouri marijuana card allows you access to all dispensaries located within the state. Right now, Missouri does not reciprocate marijuana cards from other states, but several states accept a Missouri marijuana card as valid for medical marijuana purchase when Missouri residents visit. Check with out-of-state dispensaries before you visit in order to confirm.
A Missouri marijuana card with an additional cultivation license allows you to grow six (6) flowering plants per patient. Please abide by all regulations listed by the state.