Qualifying Conditions for a Medical Card in Missouri

The Missouri Constitution (Article XIV) lists several qualifying conditions that allow patients to apply for a medical card in Missouri. Therefore, qualified cannabis doctors in Missouri can only certify patients who suffer from one or more of the qualifying conditions for a medical card in Missouri:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Autism
  • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Intractable migraines unresponsive to other treatment
  • Neuropathies
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Terminal illness
  • A chronic medical condition that causes severe, persistent pain or persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to those associated with multiple sclerosis (MS), seizures, Parkinson’s disease, and Tourette’s syndrome
  • A chronic medical condition that’s usually treated with prescription medications that could lead to physical or psychological dependence. And, when a physician determines that medical marijuana could be an effective and safer alternative treatment for the condition.
  • Debilitating psychiatric disorders, including, but not limited to, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); if diagnosed by a state-licensed psychiatrist.
  • In the professional judgment of a physician, any other chronic, debilitating medical condition. For example, hepatitis C.

Missouri Medical Marijuana Program

All applications for the Missouri medical marijuana program must be done online. To begin the registration process, qualifying patients must:

  1. Get certified by a qualified marijuana doctor in Missouri. If approved, patients will receive a Physician Certification Form.
  2. Next, patients must register with the state using the Complia application portal.
  3. Once registered, patients should complete their application by logging into the Complia portal, clicking “Create Application” and “New Patient Registration”.

Please note: Applications are usually processed within 30 days in the order they are received.

Learn more on how to get a medical card in Missouri.

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Missouri Medical Card Requirements:

  • Adult patients must be at least 18 years old.
  • Patients under 18 years old must have a designated and registered caregiver applying on their behalf.
  • All applicants must be Missouri residents.
  • Patients must have a complete physician certification form before starting the application process.

What documents do I need to submit?

During the application process, patients must upload the following documents:

  • Proof of Missouri residency. Either:
    • Missouri driver’s license,
    • MO state ID,
    • recent utility bill,
    • Missouri motor vehicle registration.
  • A physician certification form. The certifying physician will submit the form electronically through the application website. Then, patients will attach the form through their application when applying.
  • A legible copy of the qualifying patient’s photo ID issued by a state or federal government entity.
  • Parental or legal guardian consent form for patients under 18 years of age.
  • A clear, color photo of the qualifying patient’s face not more than 3 months old.

How to get medical marijuana in Missouri

Approved patients can buy medical cannabis from licensed marijuana dispensaries in MO. You may only buy a maximum of 4 ounces of dried, unprocessed marijuana within a 30 day period; unless your doctor recommends otherwise.

Most importantly, patients should carry their Missouri medical marijuana ID card and a form of photo ID when going to the dispensary to buy their medicine.

Additionally, patients with a patient cultivation card can grow cannabis for medical use. However, they are limited to 6 flowering plants, 6 nonflowering plants, and 6 clones.

Contact the Section for Medical Marijuana Regulation

Mailing address:
PO Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570

Phone: Call from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm CST Tuesday-Thursday at 866-219-0165 (toll-free)
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://health.mo.gov/safety/medical-marijuana/