- A medical card can save you money on every marijuana purchase.
- See a healthcare provider on your schedule.
- Pay only $125 for your appointment — and get your money back if not approved!
Book an Appointment with Leafwell
Speak to a Leafwell healthcare provider to get approved for a Missouri medical marijuana card online.
The consultation costs $125. You’ll get your money back if you’re not approved.
Get Approved for Medical Marijuana
Once approved, your Leafwell healthcare provider will submit your information to the State of Missouri.
Complete an Application with the State of Missouri
You must complete an application with the State of Missouri within 30 days of your appointment on the
Register on the Missouri Medical Marijuana Program website, complete your application, and pay the applicable fees.
Application fees for MO medical cards are currently $26.50. You must pay an additional $53 for a Missouri Patient Cultivation Card to grow cannabis at home.
The State of Missouri will approve or deny your medical card application within 30 days.
Receive Your Medical Marijuana Card
You’ll receive your electronic card from the State of Missouri in two to three business days if approved.
Your Missouri medical marijuana card is valid for three years.
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Benefits of Having a Medical Card in Missouri
Missourians voted to legalize cannabis for recreational use in November 2022.
However, even if you live in a recreational state like Missouri, there are still numerous benefits a medical card can offer.
The state tax rate on adult-use marijuana products will be 6% plus local sales tax (up to 3%), while marijuana products sold for medical use are taxed at a 4% rate.
Larger Purchase Limits
Medical cardholders can purchase up to six ounces of marijuana every 30 days, while non-medical (recreational) cannabis buyers can only purchase up to three ounces during the same time frame.
Several states prioritize servicing medical cardholders over adult-use buyers in dispensaries.
If Missouri enacts similar practices, medical patients could have priority access to cannabis products and save hours of their time by skipping adult-use buyers in line.
Adults at least 18 diagnosed with at least one qualifying condition may be eligible to apply for a Missouri medical marijuana card.
Can Minors Get a Medical Card in Missouri?
Minors can get a medical marijuana card in Missouri.
A custodial parent or legal guardian must serve as the minor patient’s licensed caregiver for an individual under 18 to participate in Missouri’s medical cannabis program, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
Caregivers must be 21 and responsible for managing the well-being of the qualified patient.
A parent or legal guardian consent form is required as proof of consent for a minor’s medical use of marijuana and must be submitted with the minor patient’s registration application.
Missouri defines a caregiver as someone at least 21, responsible for managing the well-being of a qualified patient and designated by the qualifying patient on the primary caregiver’s application for a medical cannabis ID card.
Caregivers are authorized to purchase, possess, and — with a valid cultivation license — cultivate marijuana on behalf of the qualified patient.
Patients can designate up to two caregivers, and caregivers can have up to six licenses for separate patients.
Caregivers must provide proof of identity and address to qualify. The fee for a caregiver application is $26.50.
What You’ll Need to Apply
To apply for your MMJ Card in Missouri, you must get approved by a healthcare provider, complete the state application, and submit identification documents.
- Basic patient information
- Legal name and contact information.
- Proof of identity (a state-issued driver’s license or ID card).
- A clear, color photo of the qualifying patient’s face taken within the prior three months.
- Electronic certification form from your healthcare provider.
- Your provider will submit your electronic recommendation directly to the State of Missouri after approval.
You no longer need proof of Missouri residency when applying to the state.
An online consultation with one of Leafwell’s healthcare providers is $125. However, you will not be charged if you do not qualify for an MMJ card.
The state also charges a $26.50 fee for new patient applications and medical cannabis ID card renewals.
Renewal applications can be submitted up to 60 days before the expiration date on the back of a patient’s ID card.
If a patient or caregiver is interested in applying for a cultivation license (Missouri Patient Cultivation Card), Missouri charges an additional $53 fee per cultivation license application. This is a state-side charge, and your Leafwell provider does not need to provide any additional paperwork.
Medical Marijuana Reciprocity
Missouri does not have medical marijuana reciprocity. It does, however, have legal protections in place for out-of-state patients. Recreational cannabis is also legalized for adults 21 and older.
According to the Department of Health and Senior Services, individuals with equivalent out-of-state medical cannabis ID cards will not be arrested or sanctioned under Missouri law for possessing marijuana less than the limit for Missouri patients.
Other states and U.S. territories that recognize out-of-state medical marijuana cards include:
- Arkansas *
- Hawaii *
- Michigan (at the dispensary’s discretion)
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey *
- New Mexico
- Oklahoma *
- Puerto Rico
- Rhode Island
- U.S. Virgin Islands *
- Utah * (up to two 21-day periods in a calendar year)
- Washington, D.C.
*Visitors must complete a visiting patient application with the state program.
States that have recreational cannabis for adults 21 and older but do not accept out-of-state cards include:
- Minnesota (currently only tribal dispensaries)
- New York
Where to Buy Medical Marijuana in MO
Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services maintains a database of licensed medical marijuana dispensaries on its website.
Qualifying Missouri patients or their primary caregivers may apply for a cultivation license with the state.
The license permits the cultivation of up to six flowering marijuana plants, six nonflowering marijuana plants (over 14 inches tall), and six clones (plants under 14 inches tall) at any given time.
It’s important to note that the cultivation license is separate from the MMJ card and comes with an additional $53 application fee.
Cultivation licenses are valid for three years.
State-approved cultivars may possess up to a 90-day supply of medical marijuana so long as it remains on the property and under the cultivar’s control.
The plants must be grown in one enclosed, locked facility and labeled with the qualified patient’s name.
Missouri Medical Marijuana Laws to Know
Here are some important Missouri medical marijuana laws to know:
- Cannabis cultivation is legal with a license.
- Patients can not drive or operate other motor vehicles under the influence of marijuana, even with a medical card.
- Medical marijuana patients can purchase up to six ounces of marijuana every 30 days.
- Patients cannot consume marijuana in public places (defined as public or private property open to the general public), such as:
Note: Amendment 3, approved by Missouri voters during the November 2022 election, legalized recreational cannabis use in the state and provides additional benefits for medical marijuana cardholders.
One of these important benefits is the addition of employment protections to prevent discrimination against medical cannabis patients who use cannabis during non-work hours away from the worksite.
However, these protections don’t apply if cannabis is used at work or if the employee is impaired by cannabis while working.
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The Ultimate Guide to Getting a Medical Marijuana Card
Telehealth services like Leafwell make it easy to get a medical marijuana card, but meeting with a cannabis doctor is only the first part of the process.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a Missouri medical marijauna certificate and card cost?
An online consultation for a Missouri medical marijuana card costs $125 with Leafwell. Patients will also pay a separate $26.50 application fee to the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services.
Here’s an overview of the fees:
- $125 Initial certificate from Leafwell
- $125 Renewal certificate from Leafwell
- $26.50 State patient application fee*
- $26.50 State caregiver application fee*
- $53 State patient/caregiver cultivation fee (optional)*
The consultation fee includes a three-year certification, and you’ll only be charged if approved. Plus, now you can sign up with a friend and each save 10% on your consultation with Leafwell.
*State fees are not included with Leafwell fees and are paid directly to the state.
What medical conditions qualify for a medical marijuana card in Missouri?
In Missouri, the following conditions may qualify you for a medical marijuana certificate and card:
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Cachexia, or Wasting Syndrome
- Crohn’s Disease
- Debilitating Psychiatric Disorders diagnosed by a licensed psychiatrist
- Hepatitis C
- Huntington’s Disease (HD)
- Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBDs)
- Intractable Migraines (unresponsive to other treatments)
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Parkinson’s Disease (PD)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Sickle Cell Anemia
- Tourette Syndrome (TS)
- Severe, persistent pain or persistent muscle spasms
- An alternative to physically addictive prescription medications
- A terminal illness
- In the professional judgment of a physician, any other chronic, debilitating medical condition
What do I need to know about applying online for my medical cannabis card in Missouri?
With Leafwell, applying for a Missouri medical marijuana card online is simple. Here’s what to expect:
- Register with Leafwell and speak to a healthcare provider licensed in Missouri. Consultations cost $125 and you’ll only be charged if approved.
- Once approved, the doctor submits your recommendation details directly to the state.
- Register with the Missouri Medical Marijuana Program, complete your state application, and pay a $26.50 application fee. Applications are approved within 30 business days.
- When your state application is approved, download and print your medical card to legally purchase cannabis from a licensed dispensary.
How old do I have to be to apply for a medical marijuana card in Missouri?
Can I be/have a caregiver for a medical marijuana patient in Missouri?
Yes, medical marijuana patients in Missouri can have a caregiver.
- Minimum age 21 years.
- Caregivers will need to submit their own online application through the registration portal.
- All caregiver applications require a legible copy of the primary caregiver’s government-issued photo identification card and a clear, color photo in which the caregiver’s face can be seen.
- Applying caregivers need a Patient Authorization Form and the patient’s license number, which the patient will receive once their application is approved. This number will begin with PAT.
- $26.50 nonrefundable fee.
- Caregivers can have up to six patients.
- Patients can designate up to two caregivers.
Here’s how to apply as a caregiver:
- Access the Missouri registration portal and register for a user account. If you are a renewing caregiver, sign back into your account and skip to step 5.
- Fill out the provided form completely. Be sure to select the Patient/Caregiver application. Ensure your Social Security Number and Date of Birth are correct before registering.
- An incorrectly entered Social Security Number and Date of Birth cannot be changed by the applicant after registration; you will have to submit a help ticket to email@example.com.
- Read the Terms and Conditions and check the box. Click I’m not a robot, follow the prompts, and click Register.
- The email address provided at User Registration will receive notification of change in application status.
- Launch your email and check for a verification message from the Missouri Medical Marijuana Program (MMMP). Click Verify and sign in with the E-mail address and password you have created.
- If you do not receive the email within 15 minutes, click the link to resend. You will not be able to log in until you verify your email address.
- Click the +Create New Application link.
- Click the ‘I am a’ drop drown box and choose ‘Caregiver’. If you are a new caregiver, select ‘New Caregiver Registration’. If you are renewing an application, select ‘Caregiver Renewal’. Click ‘Create Application’.
- Begin filling in details on the General Information tab. Enter First Name, Last Name, Date of Birth, Social Security Number, Email, and Phone Number.
- Be sure to click the Information icon for helpful pro tips.
- Items denoted with an * are required fields that must be completed in order to save and move to the next screen.
- Click the “Save and Next” button to save the edited data fields and complete the rest of the tabs.
- You will not be able to submit your application until all application data requirements indicated with a red “X” are provided. You may click on the tabs at the top of the page to launch the respective screen to provide the required application data.
- Click the PAY & SUBMIT button at the bottom of the page to submit your application. Upon successful payment transaction, the applicant will be returned to the online system and receive a confirmation of submission.
How do I apply for the state program in Missouri?
To apply for the state program, you must first register for a patient/caregiver account with the State of Missouri and then submit an application for a Missouri medical marijuana license.
How to register for a patient/caregiver account:
- Navigate to the Registry website at: https://mo-public.mycomplia.com
- In the top right corner of the Sign In page, click ‘Register.’
- Complete the provided form by entering your Legal First Name, Legal Last Name, Email Address, and Phone Number. Be sure to select the type of application you want. Enter your Social Security Number and Date of Birth and make sure they are correct before registering.
- Read the Terms and Conditions and check the box. Click “I’m not a robot,” follow the prompts, and click Register.
How to complete and submit an application for a Missouri medical marijuana license:
- Navigate to the Registry website at: https://mo-public.mycomplia.com.
- Enter your Username (email) and Password.
- Check the Accept Terms and Conditions box.
- Click “I’m not a robot.” If a pop-up window appears, follow the prompts, and click Verify.
- Click Sign In.
- Click Create New Application.
- For the Application Type, click the “I am a” drop-down box and select Patient.
- If you are a new patient, select New Patient Registration. If you are renewing an application, select Patient Renewal. Click Create Application.
- Click on the Physician/Condition Information Tab.
- Under Recommendation Type, click the drop-down, and select Electronic Certification.
- A green box will appear to the right labeled View Available Certifications. Click the green box.
- A pop-up will appear listing all available physician certifications linked to the applicant’s social security number and date of birth. Choose the electronic form and click ‘Update’. The information submitted by the certifying physician will auto-populate into the application.
Note: Once the electronic form is selected and appears in the application, applicants need to click Save and Next to continue completing the application.
Applicants submitting an electronic physician certification form with their patient application are not required to submit an upload of their form. This category on the Documents Tab will disappear when an electronic form is attached to an application.
- Suppose a tan box indicates that No Physician Certification was found. In that case, either the physician has not submitted an electronic form or the information submitted with the electronic form is incorrect. To correct the errors, please contact Leafwell first to determine if the error is within the electronic form or within their account, and then contact the Department.
- To learn how to complete the rest of the application, please visit the Application Video Guides tutorial page available on the Missouri Department of Health website.