Get A Medical Marijuana Card in Missouri

How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Missouri

Your guide to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Missouri

How to get a medical marijuana card in Missouri just got easier!

Is Marijuana Legal in Missouri?

Missouri’s medical marijuana program was approved by voters with the passing of Amendment 2 in November of 2018.

The very first Missouri dispensaries opened in October of 2020.

Medical marijuana in Missouri is now growing steadily. It allows patients with a qualifying medical condition to apply for a medical card in Missouri. Having a Missouri med card lets you purchase medical marijuana at dispensaries in Missouri.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) processes medical cannabis applications. 

What Qualifies You for a Medical Marijuana Card in Missouri?

There are many ways to qualify for a medical card in Missouri. Here is a list of Missouri’s qualifying medical conditions;

– Cancer

– Epilepsy

– Glaucoma

– Intractable migraines


– Any chronic medical condition that causes severe, persistent pain or persistent muscle spasms

– Psychiatric disorders (including but not limited to PTSD)

– A chronic medical condition typically treated with prescription medication


– Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBS)

– Crohn’s disease

– Huntington’s disease

– Sickle cell anemia

– Autism

– Alzheimer’s disease

– Neurpathies

– Cachexiea and wasting syndrome

– Terminal illness

– In a doctor’s professional judgment, any chronic, debilitating, or other medical condition

You can visit the MODHSS Medical Marijuana department’s website for a full list of qualifying conditions. 

3 Steps to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Missouri

Step 1 – Get Your Medical Recommendation

The first step to getting your med card in Missouri is to obtain a medical recommendation from a licensed physician or osteopath.

Step 2 – Apply for Your Missouri MMJ Card

After you get your medical recommendation, you will fill out your application for your Missouri medical marijuana patient ID card. Here is a checklist with everything you will need to apply for a med card in Missouri.

Step 3 – Get Your Missouri Med Card

If our application is approved, you will be notified by email. You can then print your digital ID card as proof of being a medical marijuana patient in Missouri.

How Long Does it Take to Get a Medical Card in Missouri?

Once you submit your application, MO DHSS has 30 days to process it. Applicatins are processed in the order they are received.

Can You Go Into a Dispensary Without a Card in Missouri?

No. You need to bring your med card with you when you go to the dispensary. You also need to have it on you to legally posses medical marijuana l in Missouri. 

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