Step 1– Schedule an appointment
Step 2– See a doctor
Step 3– Apply for MJ Card
Step 4– You’re a Legal MO MMJ Patient
First and foremost, make an appointment with a Missouri-licensed MD or DO. In most cases, the Standard Physician Certification Form is required. Applicants seeking a higher monthly dosage, on the other hand, must complete the Alternative Physician Certification Form. They must, in fact, submit two of these forms, each completed by a different doctor. You are entitled to a lower dosage if the physicians recommend a different limit on the forms. Minors must fill in a Parent/Legal Guardian Consent Form.
During the consultation, the doctor will review your medical records and ask you a few questions. The goal is to determine whether you are a viable candidate for MMJ.
Fortunately, you can register online via the Missouri Dept of Health and Senior Services Medical Marijuana Portal.
Go to Missouri DHSS marijauna programs website.
Select the box labeled ‘Patient/Caregiver Application Registration.’ You will most likely receive a warning that you are leaving the main website.
If you click ‘yes’ to grant permission, you will be taken to the registry. Please keep in mind that the DOH only accepts completed applications sent through the registry. You must apply within 30 days of receiving your doctor’s recommendation.
Log in to your DHSS Medical Marijuana Account and select the ‘Create Application’ and ‘New Patient Registration’ options. The DOH will complete its evaluation in 30 days and will process forms in the order in which they are received.
Minors may become cannabis patients in Missouri if they have written permission from their parent or guardian. Minors are not permitted to obtain a cultivation ID card.
Patients and caregivers with a valid DHSS medical marijuana ID card may purchase and possess up to 4 ounces of flower and up to 8 grams of concentrates at a time, which is roughly a 60-day supply.
Concentrates Vape cartridges
Infused edibles, including THC beverages
If the DOH believes you have not completed the form correctly, it will send you an email requesting correction. If you do not make the changes within ten days, your application will be rejected. You will receive an email with a patient ID that you can print once you have been approved. Because the Missouri MMJ program does not issue physical cards, this is the only proof you need.
The DOH has granted 192 licenses to dispensaries, which is quite impressive. Each of Missouri’s eight congressional districts will have 24 dispensaries. The above figure is the bare minimum. There is always the possibility of additional dispensaries if the demand warrants it. Click this link for a list of Licensed Missouri Marijuana dispensaries near you.
A Missouri medical marijuana card lasts 12 months (1 year).
Severe or persistent pain/muscle spasms (including but not limited to those associated with multiple sclerosis, seizures, Parkinson’s disease, and Tourette’s syndrome)
Psychiatric disorders (including but not limited to PTSD)
A chronic medical condition typically treated with prescription medication
Any terminal illness
Inflammatory bowel disease
Sickle cell anemia
Alzheimer’s disease agitation
Cachexia and wasting syndrome
In a doctor’s professional judgment, any chronic, debilitating, or other medical condition
Patients are permitted to grow six flowering (female) plants at home, as well as six non-flowering (male) plants and six clones (plants cut from plant clippings). Patients can apply for cultivator cards at the time they submit their patient applications or later. These cards, which are separate from patient ID cards, cost an extra $100.
If a patient does not have a cultivator card, caregivers can cultivate cannabis on their behalf. Cannabis plants must be kept out of sight and in a secure room out of reach of children.
In Missouri, applying for an MMJ card costs $25. It is valid for a year, and the renewal fee is $25, which is the same as the primary caregiver fee. You must pay an additional $100 if you want to grow cannabis. In Missouri, the average cost of a consultation is between $150 and $200.
No, insurance companies typically do not cover medical marijuana or related expenses.
Due to the recent legalization of medical marijuana, no medical retailers have yet to open. It was predicted that medical dispensaries would open in mid-2020. Nonetheless, the Coronavirus has had a significant impact on the medical program’s establishment. However, nearly 200 medical marijuana retailer licenses have been issued across the state. This means that there is a good chance that medical dispensaries will begin to open soon.
Using a medical marijuana delivery service is still legal in Missouri because dispensaries have not yet opened. There has been no mention of a delivery service being implemented in Missouri, so for the time being, patients or caregivers must physically enter a dispensary once they become operational.
There are no laws in Missouri that regulate or limit the length of time a dispensary can be open, so check the listing before going.
Medical marijuana patients and caregivers are permitted to purchase up to 4 ounces of marijuana or marijuana-related products every 30 days. Patients are not permitted to consume more than 4 ounces of marijuana per month unless approved by two independent physicians. However, 4 ounces per month is quite generous, and we don’t see these rules limiting patients’ ability to purchase marijuana products.
Assume a patient does not require an in-person appointment. In that case, a physician can administer a telemedicine exam to determine whether the patient is eligible for medical marijuana use. Physicians should be aware, however, that the certification requires a handwritten signature. Telemedicine physicians in Missouri must follow Missouri’s existing telemedicine regulations.
Yes, Medical Marijuana Doctors are available in Missouri for both in-person and virtual visits. Providing Missouri residents with the ability to qualify for medical marijuana from the comfort of their own homes.
Caregivers can have up to 3 patients
Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS)
Yes, these are the for requirements for an “ outdoor stationary structure”:
the structure must be enclosed on all sides except at the base and cannot be assessed from the top.
the plants cannot be visible to the unaided eye/ naked eye from street or ground level
the facility must be secured with security devices.
More information can be found here on cultivation requirements for MO Cultivation Card Holders.
No, the state does not allow Missouri patients or caregivers to make any infused products. “Any patients or primary caregivers who extract resins in the this manner will incur a penalty of one thousand dollars ($1000)” says, MODHSS Division 30 chapter 95.
Patients or their caregivers can purchase up to 4 ounces of marijuana or products within a thirty day period.