Qualifying Conditions for a Medical Marijuana Card in Missouri

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Missouri offers medical cards to qualified patients 18 and older through an evaluation and application process.  Patients under 18 may become patients with the express written consent of their parent or legal guardian.

Missouri allows the recommendation of cannabis for any condition that the doctor believes will benefit from medical cannabis treatment.

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Qualifying Medical Conditions to Get a Missouri Med Card

Missouri allows doctors to recommend medical cannabis for any “chronic, debilitating or other medical condition,” Qualifying medical conditions for a medical cannabis card in Missouri include but aren't limited to the following.

Most Common Conditions

Other Conditions

  • ALS
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Autism
  • Cachexia
  • Crohn’s
  • Debilitating psychiatric disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Hepatitis C
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Intractable migraines
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Wasting syndrome
  • Any terminal illness
  • Any other chronic, debilitating, or other medical condition, or
  • Any chronic condition that normally requires prescriptions that could lead to dependence if the doctor determines that marijuana could be safer and more effective.

Patient Qualifications for Medical Marijuana in Missouri

To be eligible for a medical cannabis card in Missouri, you must be at least 18 years of age. Patients under 18 must apply with a parent or guardian acting as their designated caregiver.  You are no longer required to show proof of residency.  The state requires that patients obtain a medical cannabis recommendation through a licensed medical doctor or nurse practitioner. 

You Meet the Missouri Medical Card Requirements… Now What?

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Once you see a licensed physician or nurse practitioner for a medical cannabis evaluation, they will determine if you are eligible, and if so, submit their recommendation via the DHSS website. You will create an account and upload your identification card through the same website, complete any remaining steps, and then pay the $26.50 fee. If approved, you will receive a digital copy of your Missouri medical cannabis card that you can use right away.

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What Medical Forms Do You Need When Meeting with a Physician in Missouri?

To apply for a medical cannabis card in Missouri, you will need a valid form of identification. When visiting the evaluating physician, you should bring any medical forms or important history relevant to your visit.

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