Getting your Medical Cannabis Card:
Do You Have Qualifying Condition?
DHSS Would Like To Remind The Public That Any Physician Certifications They Receive For Medical Marijuana Must Be No More Than Thirty Days Old At The Time An Individual
Applies For A Patient Identification Card, And DHSS Will Not Begin Accepting Patient Identification Card Applications Until July 4, 2019.
Per Article XIV of the Missouri Constitution, a qualifying medical condition is:
- Intractable migraines unresponsive to other treatment
- A chronic medical condition that causes severe, persistent pain or persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to those associated with multiple sclerosis, seizures, - Parkinson’s disease, and Tourette’s syndrome
- Debilitating psychiatric disorders, including, but not limited to, post-traumatic stress order, if diagnosed by a state licensed psychiatrist
- Human immunodeficiency virus or acquired immune deficiency syndrome
- A chronic medical condition that is normally treated with a prescription medications that could lead to physical or psychological dependence, when a physician determines that medical use of marijuana could be effective in treating that condition and would serve as a safer alternative to the prescription medication
- A terminal illness
- In the professional judgment of a physician, any other chronic, debilitating or other medical condition, including, but not limited to, hepatitis C,
- amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, Huntington’s disease, autism, neuropathies, sickle cell anemia, agitation of Alzheimer’s disease, cachexia, and wasting syndrome.
The Medical Cannabis Program
Missouri residents must see a state approved medical marijuana physician, either physically or virtually, to obtain a certification for a qualifying condition. This certification is used to submit with your application for your patient card.
What you will need :
Name; Date of Birth; Social Security Number
E-mail address; phone number
Mailing Address or place where qualifying patient can receive mail
- At the option of the applicant, a statement indicating whether the qualifying patient is currently receiving assistance from any Missouri programs for low-income individuals, and if so, which programs.
- If the patient is seeking authority to cultivate medical marijuana.
- Attestation statement; Signature and date of the application; All applicable fees.
Required documentation uploads
1. Proof of Missouri Residency (one of the following)
Copy of a valid Missouri Driver’s License
Missouri Identification Card
Current Missouri Motor Vehicle Registration
Recent Missouri Utility Bill
2. Physician Certification Form
- As part of the application process, Patients must obtain a Physician Certification that is issued no later than thirty days prior to the time patient submits their application.
- A Missouri-licensed physician, active and in good standing, is required to complete and sign the certification.
- Physicians will submit the form electronically through the application website. Patients will attach the form through their application when applying.
3. Additional Required Items
- A legible copy of the qualifying patient’s photo identification issued by a state or federal government entity.
- A Parental/Legal Guardian Consent Form for non-emancipated qualifying patient.
- A clear, color photo of the qualifying patient’s face taken within the prior three (3) months.
Apply for a Patient Card Info
Have the form needed to bring to your
doctor to get approved for medical cannabis
Caregiver option and
what to do if the patient is a minor
Medical Cannabis Program patients can designate one caregiver to apply for the caregiver card. The caregiver card will allow the person to legally purchase and transport the medicine to the patient. Caregivers need the same required documents the patient need excluding the doctor form. The fee for a caregive is $25 a year
Minor qualifying patients need a physician certification AND a reviewing physician certification. A designated caregiver must apply, providing all the same documents listed for a patient.
Opioid patients can NOT have a caregiver.
Medical Cannabis card holders will NOT have to give up their FOID card or Concealed Carry Card.
Introduction to cannabis treatment and care options
An in-depth analysis of your locational needs and how to legally obtain treatment
A walk-through on the necessary steps to become a patient
Which application of medical cannabis is best for you and why
What to expect when treating yourself with medical cannabis
Different methods in which cannabis can be consumed
Information about our vendors and the trusting relationship we have with them
The freedom to guide your consultation in the direction that best suits you
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