Ever since the legalization of medical marijuana (MMJ) in 2018, Missouri’s MMJ scene has gone from strength to strength. Obtaining a Missouri MMJ card is the best way to benefit from this progress, as a card allows you to purchase a wide variety of MMJ products at any of Missouri’s many dispensaries, as well as those in numerous other states. Applying for a Missouri MMJ card is simple and inexpensive. Read on to find out more about the perks, process and prices associated with getting a Missouri MMJ card.
What are the laws surrounding Missouri medical marijuana?
The consumption and purchase of medical marijuana has been legal in the state of Missouri since 2018, with the first of the state’s licensed dispensaries opening up in 2020. Ongoing progress in the Missouri MMJ field means that nowadays, Missourians have access to a much larger selection of affordable and effective MMJ products to treat a variety of medical conditions. Those who qualify for a Missouri MMJ card can purchase up to four ounces of MMJ every 30 days at any of the state’s licensed dispensaries, choosing from a wide range of products including pre-rolls and edibles.
The only way to purchase MMJ products in the state of Missouri is by using your Missouri MMJ card – no out-of-state cards are allowed. However, your Missouri MMJ card will also allow you to purchase MMJ at dispensaries in numerous other states including Nevada, Arizona, Maine, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia.
MMJ card holders can also apply for a grower’s license, which allows the cultivation of up to six flowering plants at home.
Who can apply for a Missouri MMJ card?
Anyone with a qualifying medical condition can apply for a MMJ card, including, but not limited to, those suffering from HIV/AIDS, cancer, or epilepsy, as well as any “chronic, debilitating, or other medical condition” that a physician certifies as benefiting from MMJ. For more information, click here.
How do you apply for a Missouri MMJ card?
Applications for an MMJ card are made to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Citizens. The application must be certified by a licensed Missouri physician, following a consultation.
Setting up an online consultation is quick and easy using the MMJRecs online clinic. The consultation usually takes under ten minutes, during which time your friendly licensed physician will be able to answer any questions you may have. If you are considered a suitable candidate for MMJ treatment following this consultation, the physician will certify your MMJ application form and will send it to you via email. This form can then be used in your online application process with the state’s health department.
Once your application is approved by the state (this process typically takes under 30 days), you will receive your patient application card via email. This can be downloaded and printed out (Missouri does not issue actual MMJ cards). With this printable ID, you are ready to purchase MMJ at any of Missouri’s licensed dispensaries. You can find out more about the application process here.
How much does it cost to get a medical marijuana card in Missouri?
The application for an MMJ card in Missouri costs just over $25. The online consultation with a MMJRecs physicians costs an additional $129.99 – and your evaluation is free if you are not approved.
Does a Missouri MMJ card need to be renewed?
Yes, the card needs to be renewed annually. Each renewal costs $25.
What is the renewal process for Missouri MMJ cards?
The renewal process is simple and can be done online through the Medical Marijuana registry portal. Renewal reminders are sent out to licensees 60, 45, 30 and 15 days prior to the license expiration date.
How can I apply for a Missouri MMJ card today?
Applying for your Missouri MMJ card with MMJRecs is simple and inexpensive, and has a whole host of benefits. The entire process can be done online, in the comfort of your own home, from start to finish. You can set up your online appointment quickly and easily through the MMJRecs online portal.
The Missouri MMJ card is the best way to access MMJ in Missouri safely, affordably and easily. Now you know how to apply for a Missouri medical marijuana card, there’s no reason you can’t start the process today!