Missouri Medical Marijuana Laws
Missouri Medical Marijuana Program
Missouri Department of Health & Human Services
The Missouri Department of Health & Human Services is the official database of medical cannabis patients. You must apply and be approved for medical marijuana treatment through the online system to be able to purchase and use medical cannabis. Before applying for a medical cannabis card, you must meet with a Missouri-licensed MJ doctor or through telemedicine if allowed, who is in good standing to practice medicine or osteopathy to get a Physician Certification form (PCF). Missouri law allows state-licensed physicians to recommend marijuana to patients with certain qualifying conditions. It also gives MJ patients the right to consult with a qualified cannabis doctor regarding the possible benefits of medical cannabis and establishes a patient’s right to use medical marijuana under the supervision of a physician. Qualifying medical conditions include cancer, glaucoma, epilepsy, chronical medical conditions that cause persistent, severe pain or persistent muscle spasms, a terminal illness, Crohn’s disease, among others. Your MJ doctor must meet certain expectations and attest to certain statements in the PCF. In terms of expectations, the physician is expected to review the qualifying patient’s medical records and history, create a medical record for the qualifying patient and maintain those records, and discuss the risks of medical cannabis, among other things. It’s important to note the PCF must not be issued more than 30 days before the date you will apply for a medical cannabis card or renewal of a medical cannabis card. The PCF document can only be accepted as an uploaded document to your application.
Once you receive your PCF, you must register and apply for a medical cannabis card in the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services online secure registry portal. The Department will either approve or deny your application within 30 days of application receipt. Mailed applications and payments will not be accepted. There are application and renewal fees that must be submitted as well. Primary caregivers who meet certain qualifications must also register and apply for the MMJ Registry and submit a Patient Authorization Form to the Department, among other things. Missouri law allows for patient cultivation of cannabis if you apply for and are approved for a patient MJ cultivation identity card. Certain security regulations apply to the cultivation of cannabis. You may access your patient or caregiver medical cannabis cards via your Missouri Medical Marijuana Program Registry account.
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Medicinal marijuana and low-THC cannabis products are available in Missouri for qualified patients. In many states, legal marijuana products include marijuana CBD oil, tinctures, edibles, capsules, vape products and flower, to name a few.
Find Missouri Medical Marijuana Program information and instructional guides. These include general FAQs, approved medical conditions, steps to take to be approved for a patient medical marijuana license.Missouri Department of Health