Missourians must have one of the listed qualifying conditions to apply for a medical card in Missouri. As part of that process, Missourians must meet with a licensed physician to be diagnosed with one or more of the following conditions:
Qualifying Conditions in Missouri
- Intractable migraines unresponsive to other treatment
- A chronic medical condition that causes severe, persistent pain or persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to ailments such as multiple sclerosis, seizures, Parkinson’s disease, and Tourette’s syndrome
- Debilitating psychiatric disorders, including, but not limited to, post-traumatic stress order if diagnosed by a state-licensed psychiatrist
- Human immunodeficiency virus or acquired immune deficiency syndrome
- A chronic medical condition that is normally 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
- A terminal illness
- Chronic, debilitating, or other medical condition, including, but not limited to, hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, Huntington’s disease, autism, neuropathies, sickle cell anemia, agitation of Alzheimer’s disease, cachexia, and wasting syndrome
How do I get a medical card in Missouri?
Once you identify your qualifying condition, you may then apply to receive a medical card in Missouri. As outlined in 19.CSR.30.95.030, these are the steps you must take to be approved for a medical marijuana card:
Complete a quick, confidential 30 second questionnaire, about your medical history and wellness goals to see if you pre-qualify for a Missouri MMJ card.
2. CHAT WITH A DOCTOR ONLINE
If you pre-qualify, we will process your payment through our secure server and you can then schedule a convenient virtual consultation with one of our licensed physicians who will ask you about your qualifying conditions. Our doctors are friendly and knowledgeable. Ask them anything you like. Evaluations for MMJ usually only take about 5 minutes.
3. WAIT FOR YOUR DOCTOR TO COMPLETE YOUR RECOMMENDATION
Within 24-48 hours of your consultation, you will receive an update from your doctor about your status of your recommendation.
4. COMPLETE YOUR STATE REGISTRATION
Once you receive an email from your doctor with an approval recommendation, you can log into the Missouri patient application page and complete your registration request.
5. CHECK YOUR EMAIL
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services will review your application within 30 days. If you are approved, the state will send a digital file of your patient ID card via email.
6. PRINT YOUR PATIENT IDENTIFICATION CARD
Just download your patient identification card via your email. The state doesn’t send physical cards, so this is all you need. Be sure to print it out! Missourians will need to present a physical copy in order to purchase at a dispensary.