Cannabis in Missouri
Learn whether your health conditions qualify to receive your medical cannabis card in Missouri.
1. Check Conditions
Check whether your conditions qualify you for treatment with medical marijuana in Missouri. Qualifying conditions include: Cancer, Epilepsy, Glaucoma, Intractable migraines, various chronic medical conditions and psychiatric disorders, or any other debilitating or chronic medial condition as deemed by a physician. Click below for details.
2. Book Appointment
Visit your doctor or save time by making an online appointment here: http://www.themedcard.com/mo-mmj-card-book-now-thrive/ . “A qualifying patient must obtain a new physician certification at least annually… the physician certification must be less than thirty (30) days old at the time the application is submitted.” – Page 10, MO Law.
3. Submit Application
Once physician certification has been submitted, log into the state website, and submit your application. In general, you’ll need to provide your Name, DOB, address, SSN, email address, and photo ID. See the details on pages 10 (and for caregivers page 11) of the MO Law.
What are the qualifying medical conditions in Missouri to get a cannabis patient card?
Missouri legalized medical marijuana with the passage of Amendment 2 in Nov. 2018. That measure set out these qualifying conditions:
- Intractable migraines unresponsive to other treatment
- Conditions that cause persistent pain or muscle spasms, including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and Tourette’s syndrome.
- Debilitating psychiatric disorders including but not limited to, post-traumatic stress disorder, if diagnosed by a state licensed psychiatrist
- A chronic medical condition normally treated with prescription medication that can lead to dependence, when a physician determines that medical marijuana could be an effective and safer treatment. (This is most commonly used with regard to prescription opioids.)
- Any terminal illness
- Any other chronic or debilitating medical condition that, in the professional judgment of a physician, might be helped by the use of medical cannabis, including, but not limited to:
- Hepatitis C
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/Lou Gehrig’s Disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Crohn’s disease
- Huntington’s disease
- Sickle cell anemia
- Agitation of Alzheimer’s disease
- Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
- For more information, go to the Missouri Department of Health website or view page 3 of the law directly.
Cannabis in Missouri FAQs
How do I get my patient card to purchase medical cannabis?
As of December 8th 2022, the state of Missouri began accepting medical patients of all states.
If I have a patient license from another state can I buy medical cannabis in Missouri?
Can I publicly consume medical cannabis?
Per 19 CSR 30-95.030, no qualifying patient shall consume marijuana for medical use in a public place, unless provided by law. 19 CSR 30-95.010 defines a public place as any public or private property, or portion of public or private property, that is open to the general public, including but not limited to, sidewalks, streets, bridges, parks, schools and businesses. See 19 CSR 30-95.010(33) for more information.
Can I legally possess medical cannabis now?
Yes, as a med card patient 6 ounces as a cultivator 12 ounces.
How much medical cannabis can I buy?
The qualifying patient’s physician may certify up to four ounces of dried, unprocessed marijuana, or its equivalent, in a 30-day period. Please see this pdf guide for details. If there is a compelling reason why the qualifying patient needs a greater amount, then the Department requires two independent physician certifications specifying what other amount the qualifying patient needs. See 19 CSR 30-95.030(5)(E) for more information.
Can I consume medical cannabis and drive?
The patient identification card does not offer individuals protections from violating laws pertaining to operating a motorized vehicle while under the influence. Nothing in Article XIV permits a person to operate, navigate, or be in actual physical control of any dangerous device or motor vehicle, aircraft or motorboat while under the influence of marijuana.
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