The Missouri Medical Marijuana Register program was launched to the public in 2019. The MMRP provided safe and secure access to medical cannabis for qualifying patients. On June 28, 2019, residents could register with the Department.
The first medical marijuana sale was not licensed until October 16, 2020. Missouri implemented MMJ in just 23 months, making it one of the fastest states.
Missouri currently allows qualified medical cannabis patients to buy medical marijuana legally.
Missouri Medical Card Requirements
You must be 18 years old for applying a Missouri medical marijuana card.
To qualify for medical cannabis patients and to obtain an MMJ Card, you will need the following:
- Be a Missouri resident.
- Send proof of residency.
- You must be over 18 years old or have caregiver over 21 years old.
- Do background checks
- You must have one or more of these qualifying conditions.
- Get a Missouri-licensed doctor in medical marijuana. This certificate must be received within the last 30 days before you submit your application.
- A valid government-issued ID card
- Submit a recent color photo
Acceptable Forms Of ID
- Missouri State-issued ID card valid
- Missouri issued a valid Driver’s License
- Valid passport
Acceptable Proof Of Residency
- Photocopy of Missouri ID card
- Photocopy of Missouri Driver’s License
- Recently received utility bills
- Current Missouri DMV registration
Missouri Medical Marijuana Qualifying Condition
Patients can apply for medical marijuana cards if they meet certain conditions. Here is a list of medical conditions that qualify under Missouri Constitution:
- Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
- Chronic medical conditions
- A chronic medical condition that causes chronic or severe pain
- A chronic medical condition usually treated with medication can lead to physical or psychological dependence.
- Crohn’s Disease
- Debilitating psychiatric conditions
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
- Hepatitis C
- Huntington’s Disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBS).
- Migraines that are persistent and have not responded to other treatments
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Neuropathies (Nerve pains)
- Parkinson’s disease
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
- Sickle Cell Anemia
- A terminal illness
- Tourette’s Syndrome
- Wasting syndrome
If you have a qualifying medical condition, approval for medical marijuana is often quick and simple.
Missouri accepts other conditions. Your doctor must decide that medical marijuana is safe and effective for you. If your condition is not in the list, consult your doctor.
How To Get Medical Card In Missouri?
These are the steps to get Missouri medical cannabis card:
1. Talk To A Medical Marijuana Doctor About Your Needs
A physician will need to be consulted via telemedicine or in person.
Based on your medical history, the doctor will decide if you are eligible for medical marijuana. Although you will not need to provide personal medical records, it may speed up the process.
You will be issued a medical card if your doctor approves that you can use medical marijuana.
2. Register As A New Missouri Medical Patient
You will first need to register for a new patient profile with the DHSS. Keep your social security number handy. It will be necessary to match your certificate with state applications.
Also, you will need to provide your full name, birth date, and phone number. Next, select the type of application you want and click on register.
3. Complete The MO State Application
You must file a Missouri MMRP Application within 30 days of receiving a medical certification from your doctor.
Prospective patients will be approved/denied within 30 days.
You will need following documents to apply for the medical registry program:
- Valid identification card/passport
- Missouri State residency proof
- A signed certificate/recommendation (given to you via your MMJ doctor online or offline)
- A color photograph was taken in the last three months
- To pay the $27.76 application fees
4. Get Your Missouri State Medical Card
Your medical marijuana application can be processed by Department of Health and Senior Services within 30 days. After approval of your application, you will receive a digital card for medical marijuana within three days.