Follow this easy step-by-step “how to” guide for getting your medical marijuana card in Missouri in accordance with the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS.)

Step 1: How to Display Proof of Missouri Residency

To qualify as a medical marijuana patient in Missouri, applicants must be residents and submit one (1) of the following:

  • A valid Missouri driver’s license
  • A valid Missouri I.D. card
  • A valid Missouri motor vehicle registration
  • or a Current Missouri utility bill

Step 2: How to See an MMJ Doctor in Person or Online

Missouri’s medical marijuana program is overseen by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS.)

  • Virtual clinics are authorized to support patient’s access and lower patient’s costs

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The qualifying conditions for medical marijuana in Missouri are:

  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Intractable migraines
  • Severe or persistent pain/muscle spasms (including but not limited to those associated with multiple sclerosis, seizures, Parkinson’s disease, and Tourette’s syndrome)
  • Psychiatric disorders (including but not limited to PTSD)
  • A chronic medical condition typically treated with prescription medication
  • Any terminal illness
  • ALS
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Autism
  • Alzheimer’s disease agitation
  • Neuropathies
  • Cachexia and wasting syndrome
  • In a doctor’s professional judgment, any chronic, debilitating, or other medical condition

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Step 3: How to Complete Your DHSS Medical Marijuana Forms Online

The DHSS offers the following forms to qualify for a medical card in Missouri. You will need one of these forms to be signed by the physician so you can submit to DHSS.

Your medical marijuana doctor can assist:

Step 4: How to Register Your Intent with the DHSS Online

The DHSS website portal allows patients to register first and then submit their medical marijuana patient forms online.

Step 5: How to Submit Your Medical Card Application Online

Patients must apply within 30 days of their doctor’s recommendation.

  • Log into the DHSS Complia Portal
  • Click ‘Create Application’
  • Click ‘New Patient Registration’
  • Submit patient documents.

If errors are detected by the DHSS, the patient will have 10-days to correct the errors.

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