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This blog will educate you on the complete step-by-step process to follow.
Ever since the Missouri Department of Health started accepting medical marijuana patient applications in June of 2019, over 175,000 Missouri residents have already become a part of the program.
If you’re also looking to join, then you need to follow a 3-step process:
- Check whether you qualify
- Get a medical marijuana evaluation done
- Apply for a medical cannabis card
Qualification Criteria for a Medical Marijuana (MMJ) Card in Missouri
For getting a medical marijuana card in Missouri, you need to be a Missouri resident aged 18 or more or emancipated and have a qualifying condition.
Individuals below the age of 18 who aren’t emancipated can also qualify as medical marijuana patients. However, their parent or legal guardian should act as their caregiver & the card will be issued to them, not the patient.
Medical Marijuana Evaluation
If you fulfill the aforementioned criteria, then the next step is to get your medical marijuana evaluation done by a physician licensed in Missouri who offers this evaluation. You can surf the internet for physicians near you who provide this evaluation. We’ve partnered with a trusted physician’s network to provide this service to you as well. Contact us now for more info on how we can help schedule your appointment.
Qualifying Conditions in Missouri for Medical Marijuana Patients
The following is a list of qualifying conditions in Missouri for medical marijuana patients. It comprises, but isn’t restricted to:
- Chronic Pain
- Intractable Migraines
- HIV or AIDS
- Chronic Muscle Spasms
- Hepatitis C
- Debilitating Psychiatric Disorders
- Crohn’s Syndrome
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Wasting Syndrome
- Sickle Cell Anemia
- Any Terminal Illness
- Any Other Chronic, Debilitating Medical Condition, or
- A chronic condition that would typically necessitate a prescription medication which can result in dependence, if a physician determines that cannabis could be a safe & effective option
Applying for the Missouri Medical Cannabis Card
Once the evaluation is done and the Missouri-based doctor provides you the recommendation for a medical cannabis card, then the next step involves visiting the state website (medicalmarijuana.mo.gov) to apply for the card.
It’s mandatory to submit an application on the state website within 30 days of the date mentioned on your recommendation. Once you fill out the application and submit it on the website, the state will have up to 30 days to provide approval for the medical marijuana card.
If there are any discrepancies in your application, then you will receive an Email stating the corrections required. These corrections need to be provided within 10 days of receiving the mail, or else your application will get rejected.
If there are no discrepancies and your application gets approved, then you’ll receive an email mentioning your patient ID. You can take a printout of this, and your medical marijuana card will be ready!
This printout will be all you will need as Missouri state doesn’t issue physical cards to medical marijuana patients.
Interested in joining the medical marijuana program in Missouri? You can visit any of our locations to ask about our free (excluding state fees) medical card program. Call us today to learn more. Call on: 816- 775-2920.