How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Missouri
Missouri Medical Marijuana Cards Now Available
Missouri's medical marijuana law was passed on November 6, 2018, and went into effect on December 6, 2018. At this time there are no open medical marijuana dispensaries, but if you have obtained a cultivator license you can begin growing as soon as you are approved. The good news is Missouri’s medical marijuana program is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2019, with the first dispensaries opening to Missourians in January of 2020.
How to Qualify For A Missouri Medical Marijuana Card?
In order to qualify for a Missouri medical marijuana card so you can legally purchase medical marijuana from one of the dispensaries, once they are open, you must fulfill the following qualifications: be diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition; have the official written certification from a Missouri licensed physician; and be a Missouri resident with proof of residency, (MO driver’s license or MO state ID card).
What Conditions Are Approved For A Missouri Medical Marijuana Card?
To receive a medical marijuana card in Missouri, you have to be diagnosed by a licensed MO physician. Any condition already diagnosed by a doctor may qualify.
Following is a list of the current qualifying conditions:
• Intractable migraines, and other chronic pain, unresponsive to other treatment
• 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; this can include anxiety disorders
• 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.
3 Easy Steps
Complete an easy intake form and show up for a quick and stress-free appointment with a certified marijuana doctor.
Submit your completed recommendation to the state of Missouri and receive your marijuana card!
I Have A Qualifying Medical Condition, Now How Do I Get Approved?
If you are currently living with one of the conditions listed above, then you are eligible for treatment with medical marijuana in Missouri. 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.
Although Missouri does not require physicians to register with the state or obtain certification to recommend medical marijuana, 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.
Once you've identified the doctor you wish to see, you will need to schedule an in-person physical evaluation. 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.
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!
At the appointment, you and your certified marijuana doctor will discuss your medical condition(s) and treatment history. It is helpful for your Missouri marijuana doctor if you can bring any relevant medical records documenting your qualifying condition. By bringing your medical records to the appointment, you significantly increase the likelihood of receiving a recommendation from the doctor during your appointment.
The doctor's signed recommendation, with the aid of our physician support staff, will then be submitted to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. You will be responsible for the state’s $25 registration fee. Once you have paid your fee and the state has received your marijuana doctor’s certification, you will be entered into the patient registry. After your submission, you will receive your Missouri medical marijuana card (via email).
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 continuing 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. 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 will 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 for vaporizers, as well as edibles.
Patient Product Confidence
Each licensed Missouri dispensary will 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. Based on guidance from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, beginning in January of 2020 and thereafter, medical marijuana dispensaries will open across the State of Missouri. These dispensaries will carry all types of medical marijuana products, including edibles, oils, patches, and vapes. However, a patient is required to have a Missouri medical marijuana card issued by the DHSS to gain access to any of Missouri’s world-class dispensaries.
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 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!
Please give us a call today at (1-877-303-3117) if you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment.