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How to get a medical card in Missouri.

  1. 1

    Register online with Leafwell

    It’s quick and easy! Plus all of your data and medical records are secure on our state-of-the-art telemedicine platform. Leafwell has an experienced team ready to meet with you. This consultation fee is $125 for an examination.

  2. 2

    Discuss Medical Marijuana with your Doctor

    Attend your online MMJ consultation and get approved. The process is quick, easy and HIPAA-compliant. Most appointments take 15 minutes or less. Once approved, the physician will submit your details electronically to the state.

  3. 3

    Complete the application via the Missouri DHSS website online

    This must be done within 30 days of getting approved. You will use your SSN to match your application with the submitted physician certificate. The department will either approve or deny the application within 30 days of receipt of the completed application.

  4. 4

    Get a Card from the State of Missouri

    Missouri issues an electronic medical cannabis card, usually in 2-3 days after approval.

    Once you have your card, you can log into the Missouri Medical Marijuana Portal for more information at any time. Please note that it is the state that issues you with an electronic medical marijuana card – Leafwell will not be sending you anything.

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Benefits of Getting a Missouri Medical Card

You may be wondering why you need a medical cannabis card in Missouri. Well, there are many benefits to being a medical cannabis card holder. Here are some of them:

  • It is the only legal way to purchase cannabis in the state
  • Medical cannabis card holders pay just 4% tax on products
  • Your medical cannabis card allows you to possess up to 4 ounces of cannabis
  • Medical cannabis card holders can grow up to 6 cannabis plants

About Medical Marijuana in Missouri

Missouri passed legislation for the medical cannabis program in 2018 and it was rolled out over the following year. With Leafwell, getting your Missouri Medical Marijuana Card online is quick, easy and HIPAA compliant. This online application process came into effect in 2019 when medical marijauna was legalised in Missouri. Our telemedicine platform allows for a seamless and hassle-fee application process, from the comfort of your own home.

2018 – the Medical Marijuana Program in Missouri was approved on November 6th 2018

July 2019 – Applications for medical marijuana start being processed. The state announces it will have 30 days from the patient’s application to decide whether the patient qualifies for medical cannabis.

August 2019 – The state will start evaluating who qualifies for growing/cultivation, infusion, dispensary and distribution licenses.

2020 – new laws come into place permitting medical marijauna sales later in the year.

October 2020 – Licensed medical cannabis sales begin

Medical cannabis is now legal to purchase for qualifying patients of Missouri.

How to qualify

Patients must be aged 18 years old or over in order to qualify for a medical marijuana card and obtain a physician’s certificate for themselves in Missouri.

Previous convictions for possession do not disqualify an individual from applying for and successfully obtaining an MMJ ID Card. However, the card may be revoked for certain criminal conduct which occurs after the card has been issued.

There are dispensaries licensed across Missouri in all of the major counties which are ready to provide this vital service to individuals across the state holding a valid MMJ card.

Cities in Missouri cannot ban medical marijuana dispensaries, but they can limit where and what hours they operate so check in your local area before visiting.

  1. Information for caregivers
    • Caregivers must be aged 21 or over.
    • Those under 18 must have a designated primary caregiver for medical cannabis and cannabinoid-based medications (although this may not necessarily be the case for the FDA-approved Epidiolex!).

Medical Conditions

According to Missouri law, the following debilitating conditions may qualify you for a medical marijuana card:

Possession and Growing

The current possession limits which a medical marijauna card permits in Missouri are up to 4 oz. every 30 days.

The Department of Health may set limits on the amount of marijuana possessed, provided that the limit is not less than 60 days’ supply.

For amounts greater than the possession limit, two physicians must sign the patient’s recommendation/certification. Cannabis is not available for recreational use in Missouri.

You can grow cannabis but you will need to apply for a Patient Cultivation Card in addition to your MMJ Card. This is very important at the moment as the purchase of medical marijuana from a dispensary is currently not yet legal in Missouri.

Therefore we recommend you do apply for a cultivator license when you submit your initial application and begin growing your own cannabis until the laws are changed. Dispensaries are planning to open June 2020, but this may change and could happen later in the year.

Patients may grow up to 6 cannabis plants on their own property in a locked, enclosed facility. It costs $100 for a Patient Cultivation Card.

If the patient has a caregiver, only one individual needs to apply for and obtain a cultivation license.

Only medical cannabis patients are permitted to grow cannabis plants in Missouri at this moment in time.


Medical Marijuana patients in Missouri can have a caregiver.

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    Caregivers must be aged 21 or over. Caregivers fill out their own application form, and must be listed on the patient’s application form as well. The Caregiver must register with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS).

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    The Caregiver must also give proof of identity and address in order to get a Caregiver Card. The Caregiver fee is $25.

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    Caregivers cannot use cannabis for themselves unless they have their own medical marijuana card, physician’s certificate and a qualifying condition.


There is no reciprocity between Missouri’s Medical Marijuana Program (MMMP) and other state medical marijuana programs.

Individuals licensed in another state do not automatically qualify for a license in Missouri.

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Frequently asked questions in Missouri

    How much does a Missouri Medical Marijuana certificate and card cost?

    Medical marijuana certificate on its own = $125 at Leafwell

    State application fee = $25

    Renewal fee = $125

    Plus, now you can sign up with a friend and each save 10% on your consultation with Leafwell.

    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:

    • AIDS/HIV
    • Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Cachexia, or Wasting Syndrome
    • Cancer or cancer treatment, inc. side-effects of chemotherapy
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Diabetes
    • Debilitating Psychiatric Disorders diagnosed by a licensed psychiatrist
    • Epilepsy and disorders that can cause seizures
    • Glaucoma
    • Hepatitis C
    • Huntington’s Disease (HD)
    • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBDs)
    • Intractable Migraines (unresponsive to other treatments)
    • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
    • Neuropathies
    • Parkinson’s Disease (PD)
    • PTSD
    • Seizures
    • Sickle Cell Anemia
    • Tourette’s Syndrome (TS)
    • Wasting Syndrome
    • Severe, persistent pain or persistent muscle spasms
    • An alternative to physically addictive prescription medications
    • Any Terminal Illness
    What do I need to know about applying for my Medical Cannabis Card in Missouri online?

    There are four simple steps to seeing a Leafwell provider in Missouri to obtain your Medical Marijuana Card online:

    1. Register with Leafwell and speak to a Missouri licensed physician online.
    2. Once approved, the doctor submits your recommendation details directly to the state.
    3. Complete the state-side of your approval by registering with Missouri Medical Marijuana Program.
    4. Once approved by the state, download and print your card and legally purchase cannabis from a licensed dispensary.
    How old do I have to be to apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Missouri?

    You must be at least 18 years of age in order to apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Missouri. Caregivers must be 21 years of age.

    Can I be/have a caregiver for a medical marijuana patient in Missouri?

    Yes, medical marijuana patients in Missouri can have a caregiver. Missouri’s medical marijuana program allows for patients to have a registered caregiver. A caregiver will be allowed to purchase medical marijuana products for patients that they have been linked to in the case of patients being unable to travel to purchase products for themselves.

    A caregiver is also required for any patient under the age of 18; in this event, a parent or legal guardian is required to obtain a caregiver ID in order to purchase medical marijuana for a minor.

    ​Missouri has clarified a patient can have two (2) caregivers that can assist them to purchase medical marijuana. Caregivers can have up to three patients

    ​The following criteria are required for an individual to register as a caregiver in Missouri:

    • Must be 21 years of age or older;
    • Responsible for managing the well-being of a Qualified Patient; and
    • Designated on the primary caregiver’s application for an identification card or in other written notification to the Department.

    The Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services has stated that the application process is online, and the application fee to the state for a caregiver ID has been marked at $25. Payment methods will be made with debit or credit card.

    ​Application forms and instructions are available now for qualified patients and their caregivers. The entire application process will be online. To apply as a caregiver, follow this process:

    1. Patient must fill out the form, listing their caregiver on the form. The forms are available here: Missouri Caregiver medical marijuana card instructions can be found here.
    2. Caregiver will need to fill out their own application form and a Parent/Legal Guardian Consent Form for patients under 18.
    3. The patient will need to have a physician’s medical cannabis certificate.
    4. Once approved, the patient and caregiver will be sent a medical marijuana identification card.
    How do I apply for the state program in Missouri?

    Getting Your Missouri Medical Marijuana Card

    In summary, you will need to #1 – Register for a Patient/Caregiver account with the department and #2 – Complete and submit an application for a Missouri Medical Marijuana license.

    #1 – Register for a Patient/Caregiver account with the Department 

    1. Navigate to the Registry website at:
    2. In the top right corner of the Sign In page, click ‘Register’.
    3. Fill out the provided form completely 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.
    4. Read the Terms and Conditions and check the box. Click I’m not a robot, follow the prompts, and click Register.

    #2 – Complete and Submit an Application for a Missouri Medical Marijuana license

    1. Navigate to the Registry website at:
    2. Enter your Username (email) and Password.
    3. Check the Accept Terms and Conditions box.
    4. Click I’m not a robot. If a pop-up window appears, follow the prompts, and click Verify.
    5. Click Sign In.
    6. Click ‘Create New Application’.
    7. For the Application Type, click the ’I am a’ drop-down box, and select ‘Patient’
    8. If you are a new patient, select ’New Patient Registration’. If you are renewing an application, select ‘Patient Renewal’. Click ‘Create Application’
    9. Click on the Physician/Condition Information Tab
    10. Under Recommendation Type, click the drop-down, and select ‘Electronic Certification’
    11. A green box will appear to the right labeled View Available Certifications. Click the green box.
    12. A pop-up will appear listing all available physician certifications that are 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.
      1. Note: Once the electronic form is selected and appears in the application, applicants need to click ‘Save and Next’ to continue completing the application.
      2. 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.
    13. If a tan box appears indicating that "No Physician Certification found", this means that either the physician has not submitted an electronic form, or the information submitted with the electronic form is incorrect.
      1. 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.
    14. 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.