Getting a Missouri medical marijuana card involves speaking with a doctor and filling out some quick online state paperwork. To become a Missouri medical marijuana patient, talk with one of our Missouri online marijuana doctors. Our appointments are conducted 100% online through secure video chat. They can help to see if you qualify and we will help you through the application process.
Before you begin the process, review the following to see if you have a qualifying condition for a medical marijuana card. Here are some conditions that may qualify you for the program:
- In the professional judgment of a physician, any 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)
- 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
- A chronic medical condition that is normally treated with a prescription medication 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
- Intractable migraines unresponsive to other treatment
- Human immunodeficiency virus or acquired immune deficiency syndrome
- A terminal illness
As of December 8, 2022, qualifying patients may be certified by a licensed physician (MD, DO) or nurse practitioner (NP). This professional must also be in good standing with the state of Missouri.
When registering with the state after your appointment, you’ll need to provide one of the following items:
- Physician Certification Form
- Federal or state issued photo ID
- Parent or legal guardian consent form if the patient is a minor
- Color photo of your face (must be recent within the last 3 months)
As of December 2022, Missouri removed the “proof of Missouri residency” requirement.
Talk to our doctors to get your Missouri medical marijuana card online:
Simply visit prestodoctor.com and schedule your secure video chat appointment. You can talk to one of our board-certified doctors to get your medical marijuana recommendation letter. We generally have same-day appointments available, or you can schedule an appointment in the future.
After you are approved:
We will then send you your Missouri Certification Form to be electronically completed for basic information and your social security number (required by the state for the application, pursuant to 19-CSR 30-95.110 (1)(B)5.)
After you complete this form, we will return the completed form to you with the doctor’s signature. Additionally, we will send along your final instructions on how to register with the Missouri State Website. Click here for a sample blank application.
ALL PHYSICIAN RECOMMENDATION FORMS MUST BE SUBMITTED WITHIN 30 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF THE DOCTOR SIGNATURE.
Missouri State Application Fee:
Once you have completed the online application, submitted the physician recommendation and other required documentation, you must pay the state fee. The online application fee must be paid to the Missouri Medical Marijuana Authority for review.
Also, be advised that state application fees are separate from PrestoDoctor appointment fees.
- Standard state application fees are $25
- Patient Cultivation Fee (optional) is an additional $50
- Caregiver application fee (optional) is an additional $25
Missouri medical marijuana cards are valid for one year.
All application fees MUST be paid with a Visa, MasterCard, or Discover credit or debit card. If you do not have a credit or debit card, you may find a retail store that sells prepaid Visa or MasterCard gift cards and purchase one there.
The state of Missouri license office may take up to 30 days to review your application and make a decision.
Missouri State Recommendation
The state of Missouri does not mail out physical cards out to qualified/registered patients. Once approved by the state, the patient receives an email notification with instructions to log into the registration system to access their digital medical marijuana card. You can either print or save this card to your electronic device.
When visiting a dispensary – you would need to bring your digital card (either on your device or printed) as well as a form of identification.
Curious about appointment pricing? Click here to find the PrestoDoctor evaluation cost for a Missouri medical card.
If you have any questions about the process or anything related to how to get your Missouri medical cannabis card, sign up for an account and use the web chat, or send us an email at [email protected].
Renewing Your Marijuana Card in Missouri
As of December 8th, 2022, ID cards issued after this date will be effective for 3 years. This means you will not need to renew your card for 3 years.
If you already have your card but it is set to expire, you may renew it 60 days prior to and no less than 30 days before your expiration date. The department takes up to 30 days to process applications. Therefore they cannot guarantee that if an application is submitted less than 30 days before a card expires that it will be processed in time.
PrestoDoctor will remind you when your card is set to expire, so you can set up a renewal appointment before it expires.
Can I Own/Purchase Guns With A Medical Marijuana Card?
According to the Missouri state website, Article XIV of the Missouri Constitution “does not reference or prohibit the possession or purchase of firearms.” However, federal law may prohibit owning or purchasing a firearm by individuals who use marijuana, regardless of the legalized marijuana laws in that state.
In essence, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services does not regulate the possession or purchase of firearms. Therefore, they cannot say whether or not you can have a medical marijuana card and own/purchase a gun.
Specific questions about firearm restrictions can be answered by an attorney or law enforcement.
Missouri Marijuana News
As of February 3rd, 2023, Missouri is now allowing the sale of recreational marijuana. As of this date, Missouri cannabis dispensaries are now allowing people over 21 to purchase cannabis. Missouri patients will still be able to use their medical card to purchase Missouri medical cannabis. Now, there will be even more dispensaries to visit from Kansas City to St. Louis!
PrestoDoctor Can Help
Medical marijuana in Missouri has become an even simpler process with recent program changes. Finding a Missouri medical marijuana doctor online is the hard part, but PrestoDoctor makes it easy. Our Missouri cannabis doctors are online today and ready to help you get certified. Make your appointment today to start the process to get your Missouri medical marijuana card.