You never need an appointment to see a NuggMD physician. All you need to do is fill out a simple, short health questionnaire and wait to see the first available doctor face-to-face via video chat. Our doctors are online from 8:00am till 10:00pm every day, including weekends!
On approval for a medical cannabis recommendation, your doctor will send your recommendation form to your email within 24 to 48 hours so you can complete your state application as quickly as possible
The customer service team at NuggMD takes great pride in helping cannabis patients improve their lives. They'll do everything in their power to make the process of becoming a medical marijuana patient as simple and painless as possible.
You're not just a number at NuggMD. Your state-licensed physician will listen to your concerns and help you figure out the best treatment plan for your conditions.
The doctor's waiting room can't offer complete privacy. With NuggMD, you won't sit in a public waiting room, and your records are secure, confidential and HIPAA-protected.
Most NuggMD patients receive a one year medical cannabis recommendation from their physician. You'll get a notification to renew when it's time, and the renewal process is even easier.
NuggMD takes credit card payments from every major bank (except pre-paid cards). Your payment information remains safe, private and secure.
Your time is important! Our team is available every day from 8am till 10pm. You can see the doctor on your time, and then get back to your busy schedule.
Our customer service agents don't just help you get your recommendation. They'll help you through the certification process too.
Amendment 2, Missouri's medical marijuana legalization measure, was approved over two more conservative measures on the same ballot. Amendment 3 would have allowed fewer qualifying conditions, no home cultivation and charged a much higher tax rate of 15%. Proposition C would have been a statutory change instead of a constitutional amendment. It would have taxed cannabis at only 2% but would not have allowed home cultivation either.
Amendment 2, the current law, charges a 4% tax rate, has a broader list of qualifying conditions and allows for home cultivation. It was by far the most liberal choice on the Missouri November 2018 ballot and won by a sound margin. In fact, Amendment 3 got only 32% of the vote and Proposition C got only 44% of the vote. In contrast, 66% of the voters approved the more liberal Amendment 2.
The backbone of the program is still being formed, with new regulations just released and business licenses being issued over the last month of 2019. The first dispensaries are expected to open around March, but there are already thousands of patients registered with the program.
Missouri has a very liberal list of qualifying conditions. In truth, just about anyone with a serious condition can get a medical marijuana card, and this is how the voters intended it to be. As listed under Amendment 2, Missouri's qualifying conditions include but aren't limited to:
Becoming a medical cannabis patient in Missouri is simple! You'll just need to follow a few simple steps. First, go to nuggmd.com/missouri and answer a few questions and fill out short, simple questionnaire. Next, you'll have a video chat with your new physician. Once your physician has approved you as their patient and emailed your certification to you, you'll finish your state application. It takes just a few days to finish the process and become a fully-legal medical marijuana patient.
Patients who need help obtaining or administering their cannabis can appoint a caregiver. The process for becoming a caregiver is much the same as applying for a patient identification card. You'll navigate to Missouri's patient application site and click on the blue button that says patient/caregiver application registration. From there, you'll follow the same instructions.
When inputting the information, the primary caregiver will need to include:
In addition, if the qualified patient is under 18, the caregiver will need to provide proof that they are the parent or legal guardian.
A person can only be a caregiver to three people total in Missouri. The application only costs $25, the same as a patient application, unless the caregiver is seeking to grow cannabis for their patients as well.
If the caregiver is going to cultivate, then there is an additional charge of $100. Patient caregivers who choose to cultivate will need to describe their cultivation area and security measures in detail on their application. They will also need to be willing to let the Department visit their cultivation facility whenever they choose.
Smack dab in the heart of the United States, Missouri is known as the Show Me state. It is home to roughly six million residents.
Missouri's two most populated cities are St. Louis, which shares a border with Illinois, and Kansas City, which shares a border with Kansas. Both cities lie partially in two different states. To the south are the Ozarks, which are a popular travel destination in the region.
Branson is the most popular town in the Ozarks; known for its music scene as much as the beautiful scenery of the surrounding hills. Branson's population is only about 10,500, but it swells during the tourist season when travelers come to visit Dolly Parton's Stampede, Silver Dollar City and White Water.
From the Gateway Arch in St. Louis to Kansas City's legendary jazz scene, there's always something fun to do in the Show Me state.
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I had a great experience with NUGGMD. The entire process really only took 20 min like they advertise. They have an extremely easy user-face to navigate. The video chat with the physician is extremely comfortable and smooth. If you are not approved they will not charge your card.
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In Missouri, your evaluation will only cost $139.
The application fee is $25 for a patient or caregiver. An additional cultivation card costs $100. This fee is in addition to the $25 fee.
You'll need the following documents to apply:
1) Proof of Oklahoma residency, which can be satisfied by one of the following:
2) Proof of identity, which can be satisfied with one of the following:
3) A clear, color, digital photo of your full face
4) Your Adult Patient Physician Recommendation Form dated within 30 days of application submission
5) Your Medicare or Sooner Care card or proof of veterans status if you're applying for the discounted application fee of $20.
Amendment 2 allows the state to take up to 30 days to process your application. If the state doesn't finish processing it by then, your certification will serve as your ID for up to a year. But it's nearly guaranteed that this will never happen. The Department has been very fast with applications up to this point. Some applicants have received their new patient identification cards via email within 48 hours.
Unfortunately no. But Missouri's application fees are much less expensive than most states. For example, in Oklahoma, it costs $100 to apply for a state cannabis ID.
A qualified patient must recertify at least annually.
The state doesn't provide a list of doctors who will see patients for medical marijuana evaluations. More doctors are willing to discuss cannabis use now that they are protected from prosecution for discussing cannabis, but it's hard to know for sure if they will be receptive. The doctors who work with NuggMD are knowledgeable about cannabis use and comfortable discussing its potential benefits with patients.
No. Only a state licensed osteopath or physician can write a recommendation for marijuana.
Not yet. Medical marijuana is still federally illegal and insurance companies just won't cover it. Some exceptions are made for Epidiolex, which is federally approved and used for seizures.
No. Specifically, the law says: "No Qualifying Patient shall consume marijuana for medical use in a public place, unless provided by law. Violation of this prohibition shall subject the violator to sanctions as provided by general law."
No. You must have a Medical Marijuana-Infused Products Manufacturing Facility License to extract resins using dangerous materials or combustible gasses. You are allowed to use safe methods such as creating cannabis butter or coconut oil extraction or other safe alternatives.
You'll only be charged if you're approved for your medical marijuana recommendation. If not, your evaluation is free! You can also change your mind after your evaluation if you wish and request a refund, but you must do so before your certification has been sent to you by your doctor. Once you've received your doctor's certification via email, a refund for services will no longer be available.
Missouri has a long list of qualifying conditions that basically includes anyone with a severe or chronic medical condition:
Under these rules, most residents of the state who are over 18 and seek cannabis treatment will qualify. Parents or guardians who have a minor patient who needs cannabis treatment (if for instance, the child has Dravet's or epilepsy) will need to have their child evaluated and approved by two completely independent, state-licensed physicians.
You can possess up to 4 ounces in a 30 day period. If you need more cannabis than this, you'll need a recommendation from two completely independent physicians specifying the higher amount needed.
Amendment 2, Sec. 7(1)(d) says that cannabis patients can't "bring an action against any employer, former employer, or prospective employer for wrongful discharge, discrimination, or any similar cause of action or remedy based on the employer, former employer, or prospective employer prohibiting the employee, former employee, or prospective employee from being under the influence of marijuana while at work or disciplining the employee or former employee, up to and including termination from employment for working or attempting to work while under the influence of marijuana."
A primary caregiver can care for up to 3 qualified patients.
You'll receive your card via email as soon as you're approved. You can then print it out and keep it with you as your ID. Some patients get their cards in as little as 48 hours, but Amendment 2 gives the state up to 30 days to process your application.
Amendment 2 provides specific protections for organ transplant patients. The law says "No patient shall be denied access to or priority for an organ transplant because they hold a Qualifying Patient identification card or use marijuana for medical use."
No. Missouri doesn't allow purchases with out-of-state cards. The only way you can legally buy marijuana in Missouri is with a Missouri Department-issued patient identification card. However, if you have “equivalent identification card or authorization issued by another state or political subdivision of another state,” you're not supposed to be subject to arrest if you possess less than 4 ounces of marijuana or the equivalent. But you should speak with a lawyer before attempting to do so to make sure your out-of-state card is sufficient to protect you in Missouri.
No. Only you or your caregiver can cultivate your cannabis.
You can only cultivate marijuana if you get approval to do so. There is a $100 application fee to cultivate, in addition to the $25 patient application fee.
If and when you are approved, you'll receive special paperwork that you need to keep with your plants. You'll need to stay within the limits because growing more than the limit will have severe legal consequences. Your cultivation must take place in a locked room and you must follow the security measures you agreed to when you have the department your cultivation plan.
Up to two people can share the same cultivation space IF they both have cultivation approval. The facility can also be used to cultivate for one more person IF one of the patients also has a caregiver license to cultivate for another patient.
The limits are as follows:
18 is the absolute maximum number of plants that can be cultivated in a single facility, and each set of six plants must be assigned to a specific person with the paperwork displayed for each patient.
Yes. Missouri will be requiring all retailers to charge a 4% tax on all cannabis purchases. This tax is in addition to any other applicable taxes and fees.
Yes. A criminal record doesn't prevent you from obtaining a cannabis card in Missouri. You can be denied if you provide false information or an incomplete application. You can also be revoked if you break the rules of the program, possess more than you're allowed, or you sell or traffic cannabis.