Leafy DOC can help connect you with a licensed Missouri medical marijuana doctor. Not only can we provide that connection, but we offer assistance and guidance to potential and current cardholders on how to apply, renew, and use their certifications in the best way. This article will guide you through that process and answer some essential questions, too.
Getting Your Missouri Medical Marijuana Card
There are five main steps along the way to getting your Missouri medical cannabis card. We’ll cover what you’ll need, how to connect to an MMJ doctor, register with the state, and use your MMJ license once approved.
Step 1: What You’ll Need
A Missouri medical marijuana patient must be 18 or older to visit a medical marijuana dispensary. Only those with a valid state-issued driver’s license or Government ID can apply for a patient id number and a license for the medical marijuana program. A potential MMJ patient must also have medical history showing a diagnosis that allows medical marijuana doctors to recommend them to the program.
*The newly passed laws no longer require proof of Missouri residency to complete the patient application process for medical cannabis.
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Step 2: Connect to Missouri Medical Marijuana Doctors
You’ll need a physician or nurse practitioner certification under thirty days old. The healthcare provider must submit it on behalf of the qualifying patient. You can schedule your evaluation from the comfort and convenience of your home.
Submit an intake form with personal details and a summary of your medical records; then, Leafy DOC will help you book an on-demand telehealth appointment or schedule a convenient time for later. An online recommendation with Leafy DOC starts at 149 USD for new patients and renewals in Missouri. If you are not approved, there is a money-back guarantee.
Connect with a licensed medical marijuana doctor in minutes and easily chat with your provider on a smartphone, computer, or tablet via phone call or video. Our licensed physician determines your qualifying condition, addresses your questions and concerns, and provides the physician certification form if approved.
Step 3: Register with the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services
Log in to the Missouri Department of Health website at https://health.mo.gov/safety/medical-marijuana/ and register as a patient using your medical marijuana certification from Leafy DOC and the required documents.
Registration fees for the Missouri medical marijuana program may be lowered or waived for some people, including those on supplemental security income, social security disability income, and any Missouri state veterans receiving treatment.
Once you’ve received your evaluation and have the physician certification form completed by a doctor, you must pay an additional 25 USD fee for your medical marijuana application with Missouri’s Department of Health. If you’d like to grow your marijuana for medical use, there’s an additional 100 USD fee.
Step 4: Receive Your Medical Marijuana License
After the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services approves your registration within thirty days, they will email you a downloadable patient I.D. card you can print. Once you have the MMJ card, you can visit Missouri dispensaries and purchase medicinal cannabis products.
Step 5: Visit a Licensed Medical Cannabis Dispensary
There are various options offered at Missouri’s licensed dispensaries, including the following:
- Dried flower
- Topical creams, gels, rubs, balms
- Vape cartridges
FAQs- Missouri MMJ
Let’s answer some top questions from potential and current MMJ cardholders.
What are the Qualifying Conditions in Missouri?
A medical marijuana patient with the following qualifying conditions can apply for the Missouri medical marijuana program:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
- Any terminal illness
- Crohn’s disease
- Persistent pain, Chronic pain/neuropathy
- Hepatitis C
- HIV/AIDS or an acquired immune deficiency syndrome
- cachexia or wasting syndrome
- Huntington’s disease
- IBS (Inflammatory bowel disease)
- Intractable migraines
- Lou Gehrig’s disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Opioid substitution (physical or psychological dependence)
- Parkinson’s disease
- Persistent muscle spasms
- Post Traumatic Stress Order (PTSD)
- debilitating psychiatric disorders
- Tourette syndrome
- Sickle cell anemia
- In a physician’s professional judgment, any other chronic medical condition that may be alleviated by medical marijuana treatment can be included, especially when prescription medications have not been working.
What are some of the top MMJ doctors in MO?
- Leafy DOC
- Kathmandu Clinic, Kirkwood, Missouri
- Choice Med RX Cannabis Clinic, Raytown, Missouri
- Nature’s Green Health & Wellness Clinic, Springfield, Missouri
- Green Sage Doctors LLC, Independence, Missouri
Who can certify a qualifying patient for medical marijuana in Missouri?
Under the Missouri medical marijuana bill, qualifying patients may be certified by an MD, DO, or a licensed nurse practitioner.
How much Medical cannabis can I purchase?
Registered patients can purchase four ounces of cannabis flower products every thirty days. This is equivalent to one ounce of dried, unprocessed marijuana, eight grams of cannabis concentrate, or 800mg of THC-infused products.
When can I apply for my consumer personal cultivation identification card?
The Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services began accepting applications for personal consumer cultivation on February 6, 2023. More information will be made available on their website- http://cannabis.mo.gov
How long do Cards for Medical Marijuana Treatment last?
Patient and caregiver applications processed after December 8, 2022, are valid for three years. Any cards approved before that date are good for one year until renewal. After renewal, they will also be approved for three years.
Can a medical marijuana patient have a caregiver?
Yes. A primary caregiver is an adult over 21 who can legally purchase, transport, educate, and administer medical cannabis to medical marijuana patients with a valid medical card. At least thirty-seven states have legalized medical marijuana programs, allowing caregivers to assist qualified patients. In these locations, state legislation provides legal protection for the patient and the caregiver from criminal penalties.
The caregiver and patient must have a valid driver’s license or government I.D. card in Missouri. The caregiver must be added to the patient’s medical cannabis application as the primary caregiver to purchase and possess medical marijuana prescription medication for the patient. The cost of a caregiver application in Missouri is approximately 25 USD. A qualified MMJ patient may have up to two registered caregivers who are at least 21 years old and are residents of Missouri. Caregivers can assist three medical cannabis patients at once.
How long will it take to get my MMJ card?
The initial medical marijuana appointment with a licensed physician usually takes 15-20 minutes. Reviewing the license application takes the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) 30 days. Then, you can print your card from the application portal immediately.
What types of cannabis products can I purchase?
Qualified patients with a medical cannabis card can find various products at licensed dispensaries in Missouri. Marijuana-infused products include dried buds, edibles, vaporizers, pre-rolls, concentrates, tinctures, and topicals.
Last Updated: February 27, 2023
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