1What is a medical marijuana card?
A medical marijuana card is an identification card issued by the state that will permit a qualified patient to buy cannabis from a licensed dispensary, possess, or cultivate cannabis for medical purposes.
2How do I obtain a Missouri Medical Marijuana Card?
Step 1: Gather your medical records that provide information on your qualifying condition. This may include your physician’s notes, procedure information and your prescription history from a local pharmacy. Step 2: You must visit a Missouri state-licensed physician (not a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant) to obtain a physician certification. Step 3: Apply for an identification card or cultivation card from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services online at https://health.mo.gov/safety/medical-marijuana/how-to-apply-pi.php . If you have any trouble with the application, you may call the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services at 866-219-0165 (8:30 am-3:30 pm CST Monday-Friday) Step 4: Once your application is approved and you receive your identification card, purchase medical marijuana from a state-licensed dispensary or from a licensed caregiver. You may also apply for a patient cultivation card in order to grow your own cannabis.
3Do you take insurance?
Unfortunately, we do not accept any forms of insurance. Because marijuana is still federally banned, no insurance companies will pay for medical marijuana recommendations at this time.
4How much does it cost?
Releaf Clinics charges $195 for new patients and $150 for veteran patients. We also offer payment plans as well. If you have any other questions about pricing please call us at 816-897-4494.
5I have a medical card from another state. Do I need a Missouri card?
Missouri does not have reciprocity with other states. You will need to obtain a Missouri medical marijuana card.
6Will I be able to go to the pharmacy to fill my medical marijuana?
No. You will only be able to purchase from a state licensed dispensary.
7Qualifying Conditions For Missouri Medical Marijuana
- 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.