How to Qualify for Missouri Medical Marijuana Card
Missouri Medical Marijuana Cards Now Available
In 2018, Missouri voters made their voices heard, when they elected to make medical marijuana legal and available to patients suffering from a long list of qualifying conditions. The first medical marijuana dispensaries opened their doors in October, 2020—and you can even grow your own medical marijuana when you have a Missouri marijuana card and apply for a simple cultivation license!
How To Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Missouri?
The Missouri medical marijuana law states if you want to legally purchase or grow medical marijuana in Missouri, you need a Missouri marijuana card first. If you have been diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition, and you are a Missouri resident with proof of residency (MO driver’s license or MO state ID card), the rest is easy! You just need the official written certification from a Missouri licensed physician. Once you register, you are free to visit any dispensary in the state or start cultivating your own plants with a cultivation license!
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. The Missouri medical card requirements are any condition already diagnosed by a doctor may qualify.
Following is a list of the current qualifying conditions:
• Intractable migraines
• A chronic medical condition that causes severe, persistent pain or persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to those associated with multiple sclerosis, seizures, Parkinson’s disease, and Tourette’s syndrome
• Debilitating psychiatric disorders, including, but not limited to, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) if diagnosed by a state-licensed psychiatrist
• 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.
• Any terminal illness; or in the professional judgment of a physician, any other chronic, debilitating or other medical condition, including, but not limited to, hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn’s disease, Huntington’s disease, autism, neuropathy, sickle cell anemia, agitation of Alzheimer’s disease, cachexia and wasting syndrome.
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.
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. From here, you will enter our virtual waiting room until it is time for your evaluation with the doctor.
I Have A Qualifying Medical Condition, Now How Do I Get Approved?
You are eligible for treatment with medical marijuana in Missouri if you are currently living with one of the conditions listed above. However, before you can walk into dispensaries and purchase medical marijuana, you will need a Missouri medical marijuana card. The easiest way to obtain one is through our services here at any of the Missouri Marijuana Card clinic locations.
How to Get Approved for a Missouri Medical Marijuana Card
If you have previously been diagnosed with a qualifying condition, or believe you currently suffer from one, you are most likely eligible for a Missouri medical marijuana card. The next step in the process is to find a compassionate doctor to review your condition(s) and if appropriate, recommend marijuana as part of your treatment plan, and schedule an appointment.
All of our doctors have taken the time and made an effort to expand their current knowledge base to include the most recent research and studies through continuing medical education coursework.
At the appointment, you and your medical marijuana doctor will likely 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!
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 from the Missouri marijuana doctor 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.
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
• Photocopy of your Missouri issued driver's license or state ID, please be aware that your name and address on your application form must match what is listed on your Missouri driver's license or ID
• The nonrefundable $25 application fee.
Get A Missouri Medical Marijuana Card with Missouri Marijuana Card
With Missouri's medical marijuana program currently operating, people across the State of Missouri are actively exploring how they can become a patient and access the dispensaries to obtain their medical marijuana. To get a medical marijuana card in Missouri, patients must first find a physician licensed by the State of Missouri, schedule an in-person evaluation, and be identified as having one or more of the qualifying conditions to receive a recommendation.
You can schedule an evaluation with a certified marijuana doctor at any of our clinic locations:
Am I Guaranteed to Get Approved for a Missouri Medical Marijuana Card After Visiting Your Office?
We can’t guarantee approval for anyone, as the Missouri marijuana doctor is the only person that determines whether or not a patient qualifies. To make it more likely that you receive approval from the doctor, we recommend that you bring as much information as possible to your appointment regarding your medical condition and past treatments.
What Is A Missouri Medical Marijuana Card?
A Missouri medical marijuana card is simply the patient identification card that you will receive from the Department of Health and Senior Services once you've been registered as a medical marijuana patient in the state of Missouri. With your card in hand, you'll have all of the legal rights and benefits granted to patients under the state's medical marijuana laws. The card itself will look similar to any other identification card you might have. It will have your picture on it, your address, and a unique patient identification number. This ID card will provide patients with the following benefits:
If you currently suffer from one or more of the qualifying conditions, we strongly suggest that you initiate your treatment regimen under the supervision of a physician who has the training, compassion, and belief in the medicinal qualities inherent in cannabis. At Missouri Marijuana Card, all of our doctors are not only licensed under the State of Missouri but also have taken additional medical education cannabis courses to ensure that they have critical and recent information related to the therapeutic benefits of medical marijuana.
We also believe that any 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 have a wide variety of marijuana flower (also known as ‘bud’) providing each patient with the opportunity to obtain the perfect match of THC and CBD strength, as well as a blend of Indica and sativa.
Dispensaries in Missouri opened in 2020, more are opening regularly, and supply is expanding. However, a patient is required to have a Missouri medical marijuana card issued by the DHSS to gain access.
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 have reciprocity.
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.
Schedule A Medical Marijuana Evaluation to Obtain Your Missouri Medical Marijuana Card
Missouri Marijuana Card understands that the medical marijuana laws in Missouri can be confusing, and that your primary care physician may not be prepared to discuss medical marijuana as a treatment option if you have a qualifying condition. That is why Missouri Marijuana Card removes the guesswork and stress from this process.
Our friendly support staff will carefully walk you through the entire process, from helping you collect your medical records before your appointment, to submitting your recommendation to the Department of Health and Senior Services after your appointment. Also, we have the most affordable pricing anywhere in the state of Missouri!
Frequently Asked Questions
At Missouri Marijuana Card, we are always here to help you in every step of the process in getting approved for medical marijuana.
Do I Qualify For Medical Marijuana in Missouri?
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (“DHSS”) has approved a number of qualifying conditions that will allow patients to access Medical Marijuana in Missouri. The qualifying conditions for medical marijuana treatment in Missouri identified by the DHSS include any chronic or debilitating condition that, in the professional judgment of a physician, might be helped by the use of medical cannabis.
Why do I need a Missouri Medical Marijuana Card?
A Missouri medical marijuana card shows that your name has been added to the Missouri Medical Marijuana Registry by a licensed Missouri physician. With this card, you can:
1. Buy marijuana from dispensaries in the State of Missouri
2. Possess marijuana and marijuana products in the State of Missouri legally
3. Consume marijuana and marijuana products in the State of Missouri on your own private property
4. Grow personal plants on your own private property (with a cultivation license)
A Missouri medical marijuana card is a personal identification card that shows the patient is a legal Missouri registered medical marijuana patient.
Do You Offer Telemedicine Medical Marijuana Evaluations?
Yes! At Missouri Marijuana Card, patients can be approved for medical marijuana through telemedicine appointments. Telemed allows patients to meet virtually with one of our physicians through their computer or phone and be approved for medical marijuana treatment.
What is a cultivation license and what does it do?
A cultivation license allows you to legally possess 6 marijuana flowering plants in your home. You must apply for the license when you apply with your medical marijuana card. Notification takes up to 30 days. The fee for the license is an additional $100.
How do I get a Missouri Medical Marijuana Card?
To obtain your Missouri medical marijuana card, you need to have a Missouri medical marijuana doctor confirm that you suffer from one or more of the qualifying conditions and recommend medical marijuana to you. Our staff at Missouri Marijuana Card is here to simplify the process, connecting you with a certified doctor, and filing all your necessary paperwork!
Our team specializes in helping patients across the state of Missouri obtain their medical marijuana cards. With locations in all major Missouri cities, our doctors are here to help you through the process. Give us a call, or send us a message, if you’d like to find out more information about how you can get your medical marijuana card in Missouri.
When can I apply for my identification card?
Applications are now being accepted for patients. The Missouri Medical Marijuana Program ("MMMP") uses Complia, and it is found on their website.
When will I receive my identification card?
Within 30 days of application, if your application is approved. The MMMP will send it to you digitally.
What is the cost for a Medical Marijuana card in Missouri?
Some doctors charge an exorbitant amount of money just for an initial examination. We feel strongly that if you qualify for medical marijuana, you shouldn't have trouble accessing it due to cost. We offer a variety of payment options, including discounts for veterans, as well as referral discounts to those who spread the word about our services. After the first appointment, all required follow-ups are free for 12 months. The state also has a $25 fee to submit the patient application.
If my registry identification card is lost, stolen or damaged what do I do and is there a fee to replace the card?
If the application was submitted online, (through Complia) you may print a replacement card. Simply return to the Missouri Medical Marijuana system account and reprint your card. Please note that once a replacement card is issued the old card is no longer valid.
In addition, there is a registry change form available here for requesting a change/replacement card. However, if you applied with a paper application, please complete the change form and mail to the office.
I received my registry identification card but it has other incorrect information, what do I do?
If the application was completed online you may complete the change form and submit. If you completed a paper application, complete the change form, and mail it to the office. A corrected replacement card will be sent as soon as possible. Again, please be aware that once a replacement card is issued, the prior card is no longer valid.
If my registry identification card expired and I didn’t submit my renewal application before the deadline, am I still eligible to purchase Medical Marijuana?
No. When your card expires, the legal protection offered by the Missouri Medical Marijuana Act is expired. You may still submit your renewal application, and you also need to be seen by a physician. This will need to be done annually for your protection.
Where can patients purchase Medical Marijuana?
Once you have obtained a recommendation from a certified doctor and received your Missouri Medical Marijuana card, you'll be able to purchase medical marijuana at any of the licensed dispensaries located throughout the state of Missouri. Missouri patients are also allowed to grow (with a cultivator license).
Can I grow my own Medical Marijuana?
Yes, Missouri medical marijuana patients may grow up to six (6) marijuana plants at home and up to eighteen (18) marijuana plants if you are a caregiver for three patients, but any such plants must be under "lock and key." You must apply for a cultivator license to be compliant.
Do I have to buy my marijuana from one of the dispensaries?
Yes. To be protected under the Missouri Medical Marijuana Act, your marijuana must be labeled from one of the Missouri dispensaries. Missouri patients are also allowed to grow (with a cultivator license).
Where will the dispensaries be located in Missouri?
New dispensaries are opening regularly. For a detailed look at where to find your nearest dispensary, visit our Missouri dispensary locations page.
How much Medical Marijuana can be purchased from the dispensary?
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Medical Marijuana Program has set caps on the amount of marijuana that can be purchased by a patient. Patients can purchase up to 4 ounces of medical marijuana flower, or the equivalent ratio of other marijuana products.
Patients cannot possess more than a 30-day supply of marijuana flower. If more than a four-ounce supply is needed, approval is required from two independent physicians.
Will my insurance or Medicaid pay for my marijuana?
At this time, no insurance provider is assisting with the purchase of medical marijuana because under federal law it is still considered a controlled substance.
How much will Medical Marijuana cost?
The cost of medical marijuana will be set by each dispensary. With numerous dispensaries opening throughout the state of Missouri, we hope that the competition will help bring prices down and keep them affordable.
Does Missouri have reciprocity with other states?
The state of Missouri does not allow reciprocity, which means medical marijuana patients with valid recommendations from other states cannot access medical marijuana in Missouri. Patients are approved state by state which means you may not qualify under Missouri law.
What is a Designated Caregiver, and how many can I have?
A designated medical marijuana caregiver is a person who is selected by a qualifying patient as the person authorized, on the qualifying patient’s behalf, to possess, obtain from a certified medical marijuana dispensary, dispense and assist in the administration of medical marijuana. As the patient, you allowed two (2) caregivers and they must be registered through the state.
Caregivers must apply for a registry card. It is not legal for caregivers to consume, by any means, medical marijuana that has been dispensed on behalf of a registered qualifying patient. Further, a designated caregiver is not prohibited from receiving compensation or reimbursement of expenses from a qualifying patient for assisting a qualifying patient with the medical use of marijuana.
How do I apply to be a designated caregiver?
Missouri has online registration for the medical marijuana program. Applications will be posted on the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services website (Complia). The fee is $25 and is payable online.
What is a primary caregiver?
Someone who is:
Twenty-one (21) years of age or older;
Responsible for managing the well-being of a qualified patient
Designated on the primary caregiver application for an identification card or in other written notification to the Department.
*Medical marijuana caregivers cannot have more than three patients.*
Do I need a caregiver card to purchase medical marijuana for my child?
Yes. Qualified patients under 18 years of age cannot purchase medical marijuana from a dispensary. The legal guardian or parent is required to register as a caregiver to buy medical marijuana for a minor.
Can a caregiver have more than one patient?
Yes. An individual may serve as a caregiver for up to three (3) patients. A caregiver must apply for a registry card for each patient and pay $25 for each registry card.
Can a caregiver also be a registered qualifying patient?
Yes. A caregiver may be a registered qualifying patient.
How much does it cost to register as a medical marijuana patient or caregiver in Missouri?
The registration with the DHSS (which is separate from us) will be $25.
Can my employer still drug test me for marijuana if I am a registered patient?
Unfortunately, the answer is yes, they can. Missouri does not provide protection to medical marijuana patients from employee drug testing. It will be left to the discretion of each employer whether they wish to recognize an employee's medical marijuana approval as an exemption to company drug testing policies.
However, employers are prohibited from discriminating against an individual in hiring, termination, or any term or condition of employment based on an individual’s past or present status as a caregiver or a qualifying patient. Certain "safety-sensitive" positions are exempted from this protection, which includes professions that require carrying a firearm, performing life-threatening procedures, working with hazardous or flammable materials, and others listed in Missouri Act 593.
Is my personal information kept private?
The privacy of our patients is a top priority of ours, so we make sure all patient information is kept confidential in our HIPAA compliant file storage system.
Will the state of Missouri accept medical cards from other states?
No. At this time, you must be a patient in the Missouri Medical Marijuana Program to access medical marijuana in the state.
Will I be able to grow my own cannabis?
Patients will be allowed to grow six flowering plants in their home. (It must be an enclosed, locked facility that is equipped with security devices that permit access only to the patient/caregiver.) Patients will be allowed to purchase up to 4 ounces of dried medical marijuana or equivalent. The law requires one not to possess more than a 60-day supply of dried cannabis or equivalent unless permitted with written certification from two independent state-licensed physicians. The fee for the cultivator card is $100.
Will the patient's registration status be made available to the public?
No. The law prohibits the DHSS, as well as Missouri licensed dispensaries, from making personal identifying information public. Physicians and those employed by dispensaries will be able to verify a patient or caregiver registration.
Where will I be able to purchase medical marijuana in Missouri?
Medical marijuana is available from retail dispensaries licensed by DHSS. We update our Missouri dispensary map as dispensaries open throughout the state.
When will I receive my Missouri Medical Marijuana card after the initial evaluation?
Within 30 days of application, if approved by the physician and all required paperwork is filled out.
What will take place at my first visit with Missouri Marijuana Card?
A registered Missouri MD will examine you, review your medical records, access your medical history, and maintain your patient records and provide follow-up care as needed.
What will I need for my appointment with Missouri Marijuana Card?
You will need a valid photo ID and medical records from a doctor or physician that say something about the condition for which you are trying to enter the program. If you need help getting your records, our staff can help you receive them at your initial appointment.
What happens if I am stopped by law enforcement?
Missouri’s Medical Marijuana Program was approved on Nov 6, 2018. Patients can start applying for identification cards now and will be distributed digitally. Only those patients and caregivers with a valid card can legally possess medical marijuana in a sealed container by the dispensary.
What credentials do the physicians of Missouri Marijuana Card have?
All medical providers working with Missouri Marijuana Card are licensed and authorized to practice medicine in Missouri, and they are in full compliance with those state’s medical cannabis laws. They all possess extensive, working knowledge of medical cannabis benefits.
What is the Refund Policy For Telemedicine?
A full refund will be issued if the appointment is canceled 24 hours before the scheduled time and there has not been any OMC medical record department assistance in obtaining medical records. If the medical record team has sent record requests on behalf of the patient, there will be a $50 fee deducted from the refund. Appointments canceled less than 24 hours prior to scheduled appointment time will not be entitled to a refund, but you may re-book for another time at no charge.
No refund will be available if the patient misses their appointment without notifying OMC ahead of time. However, they will have the option of rebooking the appointment for a charge of $50.
How long will my Missouri Marijuana Card be valid?
A patient or caregiver registration will be valid from the date of issuance and expires after one year.
How do I become a legal medical marijuana patient in Missouri?
Patients are required to be a resident of Missouri and have at least one qualifying condition diagnosed by a qualified physician.
How do I set up an appointment with a registered Medical Marijuana Physician in Missouri?
Call (877) 303-3117 and our Missouri Marijuana Card team will be happy to set up your appointment at one of our clinic locations in Missouri. You can also schedule an appointment online for your medical marijuana evaluation.
Do I need to register as a medical cannabis patient in Missouri?
Yes. All medical marijuana patients and their caregivers are required to register with the DHSS.
Can I legally possess medical marijuana in the state of Missouri right now?
Yes! As long as you have a Missouri marijuana card, you can legally possess medical marijuana purchased from a licensed Missouri dispensary, or grown by patients and caregivers who have a cultivation license.
Can veterans obtain medical cannabis in Missouri?
Yes. Veterans also receive a discount with Missouri Marijuana Card. We appreciate and thank you for your service.
How do I get more information?
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