Apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Missouri

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Overall Missouri rating:

4.7 out of 5 based on 17

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Missouri

1BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Schedule an appointment to see a medical marijuana doctor in MO through Veriheal at a time that is most convenient for you. Provide basic medical history, and book your appointment with a licensed medical marijuana doctor. Medical records will only be required for patients who have conditions that can only be determined from medical imaging and testing; otherwise, they are not required.

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2CONSULT WITH A MMJ DOCTOR

Consult with a doctor for 10-15 minutes to evaluate your ailments, and ask any questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment. After the appointment is complete, and if you are approved, the doctor will fill out a recommendation form for medical marijuana; you will receive a copy of the form via email within 48 business hours. Once you have this you can then apply to the state.

A typical medical cannabis prescription in Missouri is a dose of 4 ounces a month. If you need more, inform your physician who will use the Alternative Physician Certification Form, which needs to be completed by two different physicians for the same medical condition and same dosage amount. In addition, patients must be able to prove state residency to be eligible for a medical card.

3GET APPROVED

Once you are approved, you’ll register with the state and submit an application. It may take up to 30 days for your application to be reviewed. The state will process your application, notify you of your approval, and mail your card. Once you have your card in hand, you can begin purchasing from dispensaries when they open in Missouri. Application fees are due at the time of application. The state will send you a confirmation email once your application has been submitted.

In Missouri, patients will need to re-certify their license annually by seeing a licensed physician again. Veriheal will get in touch with you when your certification is approaching its expiration to help you set up a renewal consultation.

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Just So You Know...

  • You can book a combo consultation with a friend or family member and you EACH get $10 off your appointment.
  • If you are not approved for medical cannabis by a doctor for whatever reason, we issue a refund in FULL.
  • Your recommendation is valid for 1 year in Missouri and you will need to re-certify your license with another appointment when it expires.

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Truly great things to say about Veriheal and the help they provide. Excited for our state to finally get this program moving quicker.

Beyond excited to have dispensaries opening finally. Just getting around to leaving this review but Veriheal made the process simple. Definitely recommend.

Was nervous to do this then I got very excited after the doctor helped ease my nerves with his professionalism and compassion so this is a great company!

Overall rating: 4.7 out of 5 based on 17

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About Cannabis in Missouri

In 2018, 66% of Missourians voted to legalize medical marijuana; however, in August of 2020, the state still had not opened one medical dispensary for the nearly 60,000 qualified patients waiting to buy prescriptions for needed relief, reports The Joplin Globe

The number of Missourians granted medical marijuana patient cards has more than doubled from last year, but with ongoing delays because of factors such as COVID-19, many are left wondering when dispensaries will be open with products readily available,” according to the local Missouri news source. 

Meanwhile, in January 2020, a letter from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services stated that, “it is a difficult reality that there is no legal method of initially acquiring marijuana, unless that marijuana is somehow discovered in the wild.” The letter goes on to argue that medical marijuana cardholders have the right to possess marijuana. 

Residents waited until the tale end of 2020 before medical cannabis hit the shelves for purchase by medical marijuana cardholders. As of now, patients actively have access to several dispensaries across the state.

Qualifying Conditions for Cannabis Patients in Missouri

Missouri began its medical marijuana program in 2018 with a lengthy list of qualifying conditions, unlike some states that start with a short list and add more conditions as time goes on. According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, qualifying patient conditions include: 

Missouri Medical Marijuana Program Requirements and Cost

Along with having a qualifying condition, applicants must provide proof of residency in Missouri with a valid state driver’s license or ID card. In addition to Veriheal’s consultation fee of $199, the cost for a Missouri medical marijuana card application is $25.94, which must be renewed annually to stay valid in the statewide registry. Recommendations on medical marijuana doses must also be renewed annually.

Registering a Primary Caregiver in Missouri

To be a caregiver for a Missouri resident, both the caregiver and patient must be able to provide proof of residency with a valid driver’s license or ID card. The caregiver also needs to be added to the patient’s medical cannabis certification application as the listed primary caregiver in order to be authorized to purchase and possess medical marijuana on the patient’s behalf. The cost of a caregiver application is $25.94. 

A patient may have up to two registered caregivers who are 21 or older and are residents of the state of Missouri. Caregivers are allowed to assist three patients at a time. Only legal guardians or parents may serve as a minor’s caregiver.

Either a patient or a caregiver (not both) may include an application for patient cultivation unless the patient is a minor. If they are, they cannot apply for cultivation. If patient cultivation is desired, it must be included in your initial application for a medical marijuana license.

 

Possession and Cultivation of Medical Marijuana in Missouri

State law limits the purchase of medical marijuana to 4 ounces every 30 days. That is unless you see two physicians, and they both fill out the Alternative Physician Certification Form that requests the same amount of marijuana for the same medical condition.

For an additional $103.73, cannabis patients and caregivers may apply for the patient cultivation identification card. Missouri law specifies that up to two individuals who have patient cultivation IDs may cultivate medical marijuana in one space. The two individuals may be two patients, two caregivers, or a patient and a caregiver. Up to 12 mature, flowering cannabis plants may be cultivated in this situation. Additionally, there may be up to 12 immature, non-flowering plants and 12 clones. If one of the individuals is a patient as well as a caregiver then the number of plants increases to an additional 6 mature plants, 6 non-flowering plants, and 6 clones. 

It is important to note that any cultivation must take place in an enclosed, locked facility that may be a stationary closet, room, garage, greenhouse, or other comparable and fully enclosed spaces that only the patient/caregiver has access to. An outdoor enclosed facility must also be a stationary space that is enclosed on all sides except the base. It can be secured by a chainlink fence, wooden slats, or a similar material. The cannabis plants cannot be visible to the unaided eye if looking at it from an adjacent property. You may also grow your medication only in one location that is detailed on your application for the license with the state. 

If you decide to move your plants to a new, enclosed, and locked location, you may do so, but you must update your application with the new location in detail immediately in order to stay in compliance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be a resident of Missouri to attain a medical marijuana license?

Yes, all applicants must provide a Missouri state-issued driver’s license or identification card to prove their place of residence. Otherwise, they are not eligible for a medical cannabis card.

The first and most important step is to schedule a physician appointment with Veriheal. You will need to upload your medical records. After the appointment and if you are approved, the physician will recommend certification for medical marijuana treatment.

The initial consultation with a licensed physician usually takes 10-15 minutes. It takes the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) 30 days to review the license application. Then, you can print your card from the application portal.

If you’re not initially approved for a medical card, you may submit corrections within 10 days on the application portal. That being said, Veriheal has helped many patients in Missouri and has a very high approval rate for medical cannabis licensure; however, if you are not approved, you will be refunded in full.

Yes, Missouri considers severe, persistent pain as a qualifying condition for a MMJ card.

You may only legally purchase medical marijuana from a state-licensed facility. If you are a patient cultivator, you may also be able to purchase cannabis plant seeds from a licensed Seed to Sale Provider.

The Missouri constitution does not reference or prohibit firearms for people who are legally consuming cannabis, though it may be in violation of federal laws.

If you are a licensed medical cannabis patient cultivator, you may cultivate six plants in a secure and locked location that only you have access to.

Yes. Previous convictions do not disqualify you from the program. It is important to note that the state can revoke your license in the instances of certain types of criminal conduct.

Places to Visit in Missouri After Enjoying Your Medicine

Home of The Gateway Arch, the Show-Me-State boasts a renowned botanical garden, as well as Silver Dollar City, an 1880’s Ozark-themed amusement park. Be it deep in the Meramec Caverns or in the vast and open Forest Park, it’s possible to explore many sides of Mother Nature in Missouri. The state is also famous for the St. Louis and Kansas City Zoos. Taking a detour on the way to any of the statewide dispensaries to one of the below best places is a great idea.

St. Louis

With so many places to stop in St. Louis, the three most notable may just be the zoo, science center, and museum, all named after the city on the border of Missouri and Illinois. Beyond animals, scientific discovery, and history, St. Louis also offers the iconic Gateway Arch in the center of the mini-metropolis. What is called an “engineering marvel” by U.S. News & World Report, the stainless steel 630-foot arch is a must-see when in town. In 2018, the state invested in a set of galleries underneath the famed sculpture that detail the history of the western expansion landmark.

Silver Dollar City

Shopping, eating, and enjoying live entertainment are just some things locals and visitors do in Silver Dollar City. The Branson-based 1880s theme park also boasts Marvel Cave, a cavern famous in the mining town. Planetware reports that “the cave was first discovered by the Osage Indians in the 1500s and since that time has attracted explorers looking for the Fountain of Youth, miners of marble and bat guano, and archaeologists.”

Forest Park

Still renowned for hosting the 1904 World Fair more than a century later, Forest Park still boasts 1,300 acres of urban parks filled with ponds, gardens, and up to 45,000 trees. Within the park, the St. Louis Zoo and Science Center and the Missouri History Museum are open for visitors to enjoy. Lastly, Forest Park has endless entertainment at America’s oldest and largest outdoor musical venue called The Muny.

Data Last Updated 09/27/2021

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