Become a Patient

Being a Medical Marijuana Patient has its Perks

Steps to becoming a patient

Missouri residents are able to apply for their patient identification card. Here is a step-by-step guide to making your medical marijuana patient process easier.

First, do you have a qualifying condition?

We copied the list of qualifying conditions in the state of Missouri below so no need to look elsewhere.

  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Intractable migraines unresponsive to other treatment
  • A chronic medical condition that causes severe, persistent pain or persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to those associated with multiple sclerosis, seizures, Parkinson’s disease, and Tourette’s syndrome
  • Debilitating psychiatric disorders, including, but not limited to, post-traumatic stress order, if diagnosed by a state licensed psychiatrist
  • Human immunodeficiency virus or acquired immune deficiency syndrome
  • A chronic medical condition that is normally treated with a prescription medications that could lead to physical or psychological dependence, when a physician determines that medical use of marijuana could be effective in treating that condition and would serve as a safer alternative to the prescription medication
  • A terminal illness
  • In the professional judgment of a physician, any other chronic, debilitating or other medical condition, including, but not limited to, hepatitis C,
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, Huntington’s disease, autism, neuropathies, sickle cell anemia, agitation of Alzheimer’s disease, cachexia, and wasting syndrome.

If you believe you have a qualifying condition you will need to then choose a medical marijuana clinic or physician listed below to receive a Physician Certification. Once you’ve received your completed certification from your physician, make sure you apply for your card within 30 days or the certification will expire and you will need to visit the physician again.

We have provided a list of trusted physicians and clinics below to choose from.

Gather all of the required documentation.

You’ve seen the physician and you qualify. Now it is time to send in your application. Make sure you have everything the DHSS requires available to scan into the online application form as they aren’t taking mailed applications at this time.

Here is an itemized checklist:

  • Your signed and completed Physician Certification. You will need to scan this or take a legible photo of it to be uploaded. You may be required to have two physician certifications if your possession limit is higher than the standard.
  • State-issued ID or drivers license – a legible photocopy
  • Your Social Security Number (SSN)
  • E-mail Address
  • Proof of residency: 
    • Copy of Missouri driver’s license
    • Utility Bill
    • Missouri Identification card
  • A clear photo of your face taken within the last 3 months (in front of a white or light-colored background), similar to a passport photo.
  • Payment method for applicable fees.
License TypeLicense FeesRenewal
Qualified Patient$25$25
Additional Fee for Patient Cultivation$100$100
Primary Caregiver for a Qualified Patient$25$25
*Fees are subject to change and non-refundable

If you are a parent or guardian applying for a patient you will also need this Consent Form. This is currently just a sample. The official one will be uploaded once available.

Go register and apply! You will need tor register, here, to upload and apply for your card.

Note: If the qualifying patient is a minor the parent or legal guardian will need to provide their name, SSN, Parent/Legal Guardian Consent Form and will act as the Primary Care Giver for the patient.

Now that you’ve applied and paid your fees, the DHSS has 30 days to approve or deny an application. Your identification cards are valid for one year and you must renew your card before it expires by at least 30-59 days prior with an updated physician certification and updated application. So mark your calendar. You don’t want to have a time gap while you wait for your new card. 

*Restrictions and requirements change for those seeking home grow/cultivation ID cards.

If you are wanting to be a primary caregiver or a primary caregiver who also cultivates some of the application requirements are different than the qualifying patient application. Check out our primary caregiver article for more information regarding these.


Lost or Stolen ID Cards?

Did you lose your card or was it stolen? You need to notify the department within two days via email.

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