How To Get A Medical Marijuana Card In Missouri [2020 Update]

  • MO – Medical marijuana cards allow access to medicinal cannabis to use THC and CBD to treat medical conditions.  

  • A Missouri marijuana card is issued by the state and grants patients access to buy medical cannabis legally at state licensed dispensaries.

  • Missouri marijuana patients must be approved by a certified doctor, either online using MedCard telemedicine, or in person.

  • Medical card doctors recommend marijuana for a list of qualifying condition as well as any other they deem medical cannabis would help.

  • This guide will walk you through the steps about how to get a medical marijuana card in Missouri.

Get or Renew a Missouri medical card online from home!

Marijuana telehealth appointments can be done virtually online from anywhere in the state without having to leave the house. No travel, in person doctor office visit, or inconvenience. Your MO medical card will be issued after the doctors approval. It doesn’t get any more germ free than this!

If you’re ready, simply fill out the MMJ patient registration form, press submit, and you’re on your way to a marijuana doctors appointment from the comfort of your living room or dining room table. You will receive an email with follow up details as well. See if you qualify today.

Patient Registration Form


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Missouri Marijuana Qualifying Conditions

Qualifying Medical Conditions for Marijuana in Missouri

Although there is a list of qualifying conditions below, the amendment allows Doctors in their professional judgement to recommend medical marijuana for any other chronic, debilitating or other medical condition.

***Any “other chronic, debilitating or other medical condition” that may be alleviated by marijuana “in the professional judgment of a physician”


How Much Does a Missouri Medical Card Cost To Get From The State?

Qualifying Patient Card – $25

Primary Caregiver Card – $25

Patient Cultivation Card – $100

How much does a Recommending Marijuana Doctor in Missouri Cost?

$149 – $199 For Initial Visit (Generally Not Covered By Insurance)

How often do I have to see my Doctor?


How Long Is a Missouri Marijuana Card Good?

1 Year

My Missouri MedCard has Expired. How to get a Renewal?

Renew your Missouri marijuana card online with a virtual doctor visit.

Once I am legal, where can I buy marijuana?

Missouri Dispensaries

Once I have my MO MMJ card, can I grow my own marijuana?

Yes, medcard patients and their registered caregivers to grow up to six marijuana plants.

What do I need to do if I change my address or other information changes?

To Be Determined

Where can I find a marijuana doctor near me in MO?

Recommending marijuana doctors in Missouri are found here on our near me map.

MO Medical Marijuana FAQ's

Frequently asked questions we receive regarding MO medical marijuana.

Can I Smoke Weed Once Qualified?

Yes, smokable marijuana will be available.

Can I Take My Medical Marijuana to a Different State

No. According to current laws patients who obtain a medical card should use medical marijuana in Missouri only. Medical marijuana patients may face federal and local charges of transporting marijuana if they cross state lines with the drug. This is true even if the states between which they are traveling allow medical marijuana. Should you need to travel with your marijuana it would be best to contact the state’s Bureau of health to understand the exact laws of the state you are traveling to in order to not risk breaking the law.

What is the difference between CBD & THC

Psychoactive Vs. Non-Psychoactive. THC creates a euphoric effect due to the way it connects to the bodies endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system has been recently recognized as an important modulatory system in the function of brain, endocrine, and immune tissues. Cannabidiol, or CBD reacts differently and is used with patients that require or prefer non euphoric care.

I see CBD products including oils, topicals, edibles & gummies for sale on commercials, the internet and signs at head shops around town, is this CBD Oil legal in Missouri?

Hemp derived CBD oil is legal.

Will CBD, or cannabidiol oil get me high?

No. CBD is a product that has no THC if derived from hemp and very little if derived from cannabis. THC is the chemical compound that creates the “high”. CBD products are available for patients that have a need for non-euphoric treatment.

Where can I get Hemp Based CBD products online?

Is CBD for Pets really a thing?

Yes, CBD for Dogs, CBD for Cats, and CBD for pets in general is becoming a popular treatment for caring for pets that have arthritis, chronic pain and other ailments. The efficacy and safety of CBD for dogs, cats, and other pets have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA only evaluates foods and drugs, not supplements like these products.

Where can I get CBD for pets?

  • You can find CBD for pets some pet stores, retail and at holistic shops.
  • Buy CBD for pets online.

Are THC Infused edibles allowed in Missouri?

Dispensaries have yet to open, however we see nothing in the law that would limit edibles.

Can I use Medical Marijuana Anywhere?

No – According to the law, no qualifying patient shall consume marijuana for medical use in a public place, unless provided by law. 19 CSR 30-95.010 defines a public place as any public or private property, or portion of public or private property, that is open to the general public, including but not limited to, sidewalks, streets, bridges, parks, schools and businesses.

I Recently Read An Article That Recreational Weed Was Legal In Missouri, Is This True?

No. Legalized recreational marijuana in Missouri did not pass.

How Much Should I consume?

You should always consult with a certified physician that understands MMJ before using and that doctor will set the course of treatment.

21 thoughts on “How To Get A Medical Card In Missouri”

  1. i was born with what they call a tethered spinal cord do to being born with spinal biffadety or how ever its spelled but im in chronic bck pain from it no stop and the pain pills just bairly cut the pain but somking pot along with them akes me feel alot better not to mention it helps with my anxiety sleeping disorder,eating disorder i been smoking pot for years and im glad to see they finally made it legal for us people that need it

  2. What is the current status of MedCards for Missouri? Will I be dead before I even get a card? I am literally sick of having to take 50-60 Mgs of Hydrocodone every day! I’m not addicted. I simply cannot tolerate the level of pain I experience daily. Someone please tell me, how much longer I am going to have to wait?

    1. I cant find information abount doctors in joplin mo who are willing to presibe me medical marijuna do i have to go out of area

  3. I have severe mobility issues have had seventeen surgeries , suffer with chronic pain, and PTSD . Been on an off Opoids since I was in my 30’s. I am not a person affected by Addiction I manage myself accordingly, I do worry about those Pharmaceuticals effect on my liver and kidney’s…So marijuana would indeed be a better alternative. Which My Ortho doctor said half of his patients are already using anyway! IJS

  4. If a qualifying physician is only permitted to have 3 qualifying patients, won’t that severely limit the availability of qualifying doctors?

    1. Rob S…..the 3 patients only refers to a qualified Caregiver, not a physician. Anyone can apply to become a caregiver for a MMJ patient. Just means you can buy and/or grow for them.

    1. To: Whom this Concerns! Hello, my name is Bobbi Frock I’m working on getting my mmj card in Missouri because I have Anxiety, depression, and very bad migraine headaches sometime’s 3 to 4 time’s a week tht entertups my sleeping ibuprofen, aspirin ect. Doesn’t really help anymore because I have to take so much…even then most of the time nothing helps my migraines have caused me to lose my job because they get so bad I can’t nor want to do anything do to the pain they cause.

      Thank you

      Bobbi Frock

  5. IBS should be included since It causes intense spasms that cause extreme pain in the lower left abdomen. Also where is Arthritis/Tendonitis

    1. Don’t Worry about it. The Doctor will Most likely give it to you. Pain in Various Forms is a Reason to get your Card. It doesn’t have to be that Technical. You’re getting all worked up over nothing. Just Relax. You will need it for your Anxiety it sounds like.

    1. @Jarret – you are correct however, subsection (j) states, “In the professional judgment of a physician, any other chronic, debilitating or other medical condition…”

      This opens the door for the patient and the doctor to make their own decisions regarding medical marijuana being a treatment option.

  6. I would be honored to be the very first patient to receive medical marijuana Rec card. (Please read my Rec application) I spent a couple weeks in Colorado earlier this year and the Cannabis helped me tremendously. No comparison to being on Doctor prescribed opioids for chronic pain for approximately 11 years.

    Thank you very much for helping the great people of Missouri that need this medicine!

  7. so the line is about to form. What Dr. to go to and what he will ask is probably first thing we need to know. I don’t see Chronic pain on this list; why?

    1. Stefanie Higgins

      Chronic pain IS part of my fibromyalgia condition. Sorry, i thought everyone knew that. Fibromyalgia encompasses many other debilitating ailments as well.

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