Missouri Medical Marijuana Cards
Medical marijuana in Missouri was legalized in late 2018, with the final rules being released in mid-2019. Though recreational use of marijuana is still illegal in the state, applications can now be made to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) for a Missouri medical marijuana card giving patients access to legalized marijuana for medical purposes. Missouri prides itself on rolling out one of the fastest implementations of a medical marijuana program in the United States.
Who can apply for a Missouri medical marijuana card?
Qualified applicants can apply online for a Missouri medical marijuana card if they are over the age of 18, or with a legal guardian or parent’s permission if they are underage. Caregivers can also apply for a medical marijuana card on behalf of the patient they are caring for. When you apply for your medical marijuana card, you must meet a number of qualifying conditions in order for your application to be accepted including:
- Being diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition
- Present a written certification by a physician licensed in Missouri
- Prove residence in the state of Missouri by providing a driver’s license or state ID
Your Missouri medical marijuana card application will be processed within 30 days of submission with online approval or decline provided. Medical marijuana cards in Missouri are valid for a period of 12 months from the date of issue at which point they must be renewed in order for you to remain under the protection of the Missouri’s Medical Marijuana Program.