How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Missouri Now
To get a medical card in Missouri, patients must be certified by a state licensed marijuana doctor, which can now be done online using telemedicine.
Qualified patients can complete the patient registration form below, then visit with the doctor online. After that, the recommending physician will complete the Standard Physician Certification Form with the Missouri DHSS.
Patients must then log into the Complia application portal in order to complete the application. To do so, click on the “Patient/Caregiver Application Registration” (blue box located under the photograph) to apply for an identification card. (If a “Warning-Exiting Site” pop-up box appears, click “Yes” to proceed to the registry.)
The state does not mail out an actual ID Card. Patients that qualified have to print out their own medical marijuana card.
Get or Renew Your Missouri Medical Marijuana Card
For Missouri residents, we make it easy to connect with a certified recommending doctor to get or renew your Medical Marijuana Card.
To get started, simply fill out the patient registration form below, press submit, and your on your way to a MedCard telemedicine doctors appointment online. See if you qualify today!
Patient Registration Form
To complete the application, MMJ patients will need the following:
Basic personal information
Proof of residency (i.e. driver’s license or utility bill)
After the application is approved, patients need to log in again and download their identification cards.
Click on the button underneath “ACTIONS.”
Select “DOWNLOAD LICENSE.”
Save a digital copy of the Missouri medical marijuana card to a computer or mobile device.
Print the card for the patient’s records.
Patients and caregivers have to show their medical marijuana cards when shopping at Missouri dispensaries or when transporting medical marijuana in public.
MO Marijuana Certification Guide + FAQ
Missouri residents approved ballot measure Amendment 2, effectively legalizing medical marijuana in November of 2018. Below are frequently asked questions about the medical marijuana program.
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What are the residency requirements to get a marijuana card in Missouri?
Patients must be a legal resident of Missouri with a state issued I.D. or other acceptable documentation to register as a medical marijuana patient.
How old do I have to be to get my MedCard?
Patients must be 18 years of age or older or have the consent of a legal parent or guardian.
For patients under the age of 18 wanting to try medical cannabis for treatment, the Parent/Legal Guardian Consent Form must be completed and submitted by the parent or Legal guardian of the minor.
What are the qualifying medical conditions?
Doctors may approve a patient for any chronic, debilitating, or medical condition they believe may be alleviated by marijuana. There is an official list of specific qualifying medical conditions as well.
How long are Missouri medical cards good for?
One year from the date of issue.
How long does it take to get a Missouri medical marijuana card?
Applications for a Missouri medical marijuana card are generally approved within 30 days. Patients will be notified by email.
How much does it cost to get a marijuana card for patients, caregivers, or independent growers?
The fees from the state are as follows:
What does it cost to see a Missouri marijuana doctor online?
Initial examinations to get a medical marijuana card in Missouri now generally cost between $125 and $165. Follow-up visits generally fall in the range of $100 to $125. However, each provider sets their own rates. There are some doctors that advertise a Missouri marijuana card for $100, or $99, although the prices are generally higher after you sniff the cheese.
The telemedicine doctors we like are very affordable and often run low cost certification and renewal specials. We are not sure if they are the cheapest marijuana cards in Missouri, although if not, pretty close. And, in this case, you don’t have to sacrifice quality for affordability.
Is the certification cost from the doctor refundable if I don't get a marijuana card?
There is no charge if you do not qualify. The consultation fee will be refunded.
How do I make an appointment with a Missouri medical marijuana doctor?
Most Missouri healthcare providers let patients make an appointment via telephone or on the healthcare provider’s website. Some will require the patient to create an account online.
Patients can also fill out the form above to get started with a doctor online, as well as schedule an appointment for later.
How do I get my medical records?
In order to get copies of your medical records, you or your or a legal guardian simply needs to contact your current healthcare provider and ask for a copy. Some healthcare providers will require that the patient make a formal request in writing. Some may also require the patient to fill out a request form in person or online.
Once the patient’s medical records have been obtained, the patient can make an appointment with a medical marijuana doctor to determine if the patient qualifies.
If you don’t have your medical records, Complete the Patient Registration form above and talk to the doctor. They may be able to help.
How often do I have to renew my medical marijuana certification?
Patients must follow up with their doctors at least once a year in order to renew their cards.
Can employers test employees for marijuana use if they have a Missouri medical marijuana card?
Yes. Employers are not required to make drug use policy exemptions for medical marijuana patients. However, employees cannot be fired or denied employment based solely on their status as a caregiver or patient unless the position requires carrying a gun, working with hazardous materials, etc.
Also, marijuana consumption is prohibited in the workplace or during work hours.
Can patients be denied an apartment rental or evicted for being a medical marijuana patient?
No. Landlords may not discriminate against medical marijuana patients. However, if a landlord includes a no-smoking policy in the lease or rental agreement, the landlord may legally evict a tenant who smokes medical marijuana on their property.
Does health insurance or Medicare happen to cover medical cannabis?
Check with your insurance provider, be a great question. Health insurance and Medicare typically do not cover medical marijuana because herbal remedies are not approved by the FDA for prescription use. However, there are some drugs that have been approved by the FDA such as Epidiolex (for children with certain types of epilepsy) which contains CBD, and dronabinol/Marinol which is a synthetic cannabinoid similar to THC. Insurance policies might cover these prescription drugs.
Does Missouri offer reciprocity for out-of-state cards?
Unfortunately, Missouri medical marijuana laws do not allow for reciprocity with other U.S states.
How do I change the information on a Missouri medical marijuana card?
If any information has changed or is incorrect on the application, patients may do so on the Complia patient portal. An updated card will be sent. Once the revised card is issued, the old card is no longer valid.
Hey, I never received my card. Is my Missouri marijuana ID card going to be mailed to me?
- Mailing address – Section for Medical Marijuana Regulation
PO Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570
- Phone – Toll-Free Access Line: 866.219.0165 (8:30 am – 3:30 pm CST Monday-Friday)
- Email – MedicalMarijuanaInfo@health.mo.gov.