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Can My Medical Marijuana Card Be Transferred to Another State?

Moving can be extremely stressful and time consuming, and even more-so for a medical marijuana patient. If you are moving out of state, this blog is for you! Not every state has a medical marijuana program, so it is important to research that before-hand!

But if the state you are moving to does have a medical marijuana program, preparing for the transfer can make it a pretty smooth process. In this blog, we will talk about how to ensure a smooth transition of your medical marijuana card from one state to another.

Even if your new state has a medical marijuana program, you cannot simply transfer your eligibility for medicine. You must reapply for a card in your new home state.


Reciprocity allows out-of-state medical marijuana card holders to access dispensaries for a short period of time. For example, if you visit a state with reciprocity and you have your Missouri marijuana card, they will allow you to purchase medicine from their dispensaries.

However, reciprocity has restrictions. Most states with reciprocity only allow out-of-state card holders to access their dispensaries for a few months. If the state you are moving to has reciprocity, the transition will be even easier, as you can purchase from their dispensaries while you are going through the process of applying for a new card.

Here is a current list of states that allow reciprocity:

  • Arkansas

  • Arizona

  • Hawaii

  • Louisiana

  • Maine

  • Michigan

  • Nevada

  • New Hampshire

  • New Mexico

  • New Jersey

  • Rhode Island

  • Utah

  • Washington D.C.

  • West Virginia (terminal cancer patients only)

If the state you are moving to is on this list, you should check how long they will allow you to access their dispensaries, so you can figure out when you need to apply for your card to ensure you will not have to wait to get your medicine.

No matter what, the earlier you can apply for your medical marijuana card in your new state, the better.

Make Sure Your Information Is Up to Date

In order to apply for a new medical marijuana card, you will have to get a new recommendation from a doctor in that state. In order to do this, you will need a valid, up-to-date ID card.

Make sure your license and any other form of identification has been updated with your new address, and make sure all other information is up-to-date. Keep in mind that it can take months to get a new driver’s license, so it is best to take care of this as soon as possible.

Obtain Your New Recommendation

You must book an appointment with a certified physician in your new home state who will need to verify your qualifying condition. Keep in mind that every state has a different list of qualifying conditions, so make sure yours is on your new home state’s list.

Also, make sure you have access to your medical records, so it's easy for your doctor to verify the condition and ensure it is still a hindrance to you in some way.

Get Your Missouri Marijuana Card Today

The only way to access marijuana in Missouri is by having your medical marijuana card. If you think medical marijuana may benefit you, what are you waiting for? It is now easier than ever to get your card!

If you don’t already have your Missouri marijuana card, we can help you with that! Our doctors are standing by to take you through a quick and easy evaluation to see if you qualify. During your evaluation, they will be happy to answer all your questions about how cannabis may be able to help with your anxiety or any other medical conditions.

Schedule an appointment with a marijuana professional by calling us at (877) 303-3117 to talk to a patient support representative.


Doctors Who Care.

Relief You Can Trust.

At Missouri Marijuana Card, our mission is to help everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce the stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.

Call us at (877) 303-3117, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting the relief you can trust today!

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