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How to Get Your Missouri Medical Marijuana Card

Updated: Jun 22

Missouri’s Cannabis program allows for medical, not recreational, dispensaries. You may only shop at a licensed dispensary once you obtain a Missouri Patient Card. Any Missouri resident over age 18 with a qualifying condition may apply for a Medical Marijuana card from the state of Missouri.

Who Qualifies for a Missouri Medical Marijuana Card?


Under Missouri law, a person must be a Missouri resident, have at least one qualifying condition, and be 18 years of age or older to receive a medical marijuana card without parental consent. Any qualifying people under the age of 18 must obtain consent from their parent or legal guardian in addition to their diagnosis. The conditions that qualify for a medicinal marijuana license are considered to be chronic and debilitating and must be diagnosed by a physician prior to the appointment with a marijuana doctor. This is the list of official #qualifyingconditions:

  • Cancer

  • Epilepsy

  • Glaucoma

  • Intractable migraines

  • Any terminal illness

  • Autism

  • Cachexia

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Parkinson’s Disease

  • Tourette’s Syndrome

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) or Acquired Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)

  • Some Debilitating Psychiatric Disorders (must be diagnosed by a psychiatrist)

  • Hepatitis C

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

  • Huntington’s Disease

  • Wasting Syndrome

  • Sickle Cell Anemia

  • Neuropathy

  • Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Some Other Debilitating Conditions

I Qualify for a Medical Marijuana Card, Now What?


Once you have a diagnosis from a licensed physician, you will need to schedule an in-person consultation with one of Missouri’s numerous and qualified marijuana doctors. Download the Physician Certification Form and bring it with you to your consultation. During the consultation, you and the physician will discuss your condition and medical history. It will be useful to also bring any medical records that involve your qualifying condition or conditions. The physician will determine if marijuana is an appropriate treatment for you and sign a recommendation form that will be sent to the state. Once the physician has signed the recommendation form, you will be able to apply for the license.


How do I Apply?


The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has all of the necessary forms for the application process, but here is a list of other things that you will need in order to submit your application. All applications must be submitted digitally as the DHSS is not accepting applications by mail.

  • Proper identification

  • A valid identification card or valid driver’s license.


  • Proof of Missouri residency (one of the following)

  • A valid identification card or valid driver’s license.

  • Your current motor vehicle registration.

  • A copy of your most recent utility bill.


  • Scan or take a photograph of your signed Physician Certification Form to be uploaded to the application.

  • If the patient is under the age of 18, a parent/legal guardian consent form will have to be completed as well.


  • A clear photo of yourself taken within the last three months.

  • A method of payment for the non-refundable application fees.

  • Qualified Patient Fee – $25

  • Patient Cultivation Fee – $100

  • Caregiver for a Qualified Patient – $25


After Submitting the Application


Once the application has been submitted with the proper paperwork and the appropriate fees have been paid, the DHSS has one month (30 days) to approve or deny the application. If approved, the license will arrive by mail. All licenses are valid for one year. License renewals must be completed 30-59 days prior to the expiration date on the license to prevent any gaps in coverage. The renewal process is the same as the application process. All renewals require a fresh Physician Certification Form and up to date application. The fees for license renewal are the same as the original application fees.


Additional Assistance


The multi-step application process can be frustrating for many people, especially those suffering from chronic pain. We have an entire page on our website that goes into greater detail about the process of applying for your Medical Marijuana License. We want to help make the process easier so that people can get the treatments that they need and back to their lives. Click here for more information on obtaining a Medical Marijuana Identification Card. For all other questions, or for further assistance, send us a message here. We’re all thrilled about this new amendment, and we can’t wait to see you in the dispensary!


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