Missouri’s Medical Marijuana Application Process Begins Friday
The Missouri medical marijuana program is about to get underway! The state will open its medical cannabis registry July 4, 2019. Patients, however, can apply early for their Missouri medical marijuana cards beginning on Friday, June 28, 2019. Learn more about what you will need in order to submit your medical marijuana application.
Submit Your Medical Marijuana Application This Friday!
Mark your calendars because June 28, 2019 is going to be a big day. After months of waiting, patients will finally be able to apply for their official Missouri medical marijuana cards.
“Registration has been a long time coming and Missourians are incredibly excited to take part in state history,” Dr. Anand Dugar, owner of Green Health Docs, stated. “For many of the patients we have seen in our clinics, availability of medical cannabis will be a game-changer for their health and well-being.”
Our team at Green Health Docs has been working diligently in order to help every single patient they’ve seen get their medical marijuana certification letter – a requirement by the state. Once patients have this letter, they can officially apply for a Missouri marijuana card.
Medical Marijuana Certification Letters
A medical marijuana certification letter is required from a licensed physician in good standing with the state. Once a patient has obtained this certification letter, they can apply to the state’s medical marijuana program by visiting the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services website. You can watch the video below or click here for a detailed tutorial about the registration process.
After you have applied, the state will either accept or reject the application, or ask for further details. After approval, the patient will receive a state-issued medical marijuana card. This card grants a patient access to buy, grow, transport, possess and use medical cannabis throughout Missouri.
Qualifying For Medical Cannabis In Missouri
In order to qualify for a medical marijuana card, Missouri residents must have documented evidence of one of the 21 qualifying conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease (or agitation related to), any terminal illness, autism, cancer, Crohn’s disease, chronic pain or neuropathy, epilepsy, glaucoma, hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS or cachexia or wasting syndrome, Huntington’s disease, IBS, intractable migraines, Lou Gehrig’s disease, multiple sclerosis, opioid substitution, Parkinson’s disease, PTSD or other “debilitating psychiatric disorders,” Tourette syndrome, sickle cell anemia, and seizures.
If you do not have one of the qualifying conditions above, however, the State of Missouri has also added a special clause stating that “any other chronic, debilitating or other medical condition that may be alleviated by marijuana is in the professional judgement of a physician.” This means that patients can bring their medical records to a medical marijuana doctor, and this physician can determine if cannabis would help their ailments during the evaluation.
You can read our detailed article about qualifying for medical marijuana in Missouri here.
The Future of Missouri Cannabis
The details of Missouri medical marijuana dispensaries are still being hashed out. Dispensaries are expected to begin rolling out in early 2020. But the state is expected to grant nearly 400 medical cannabis business licenses to cannabis industry professionals.
“Missouri is about to have an explosion of economic growth from medical cannabis,” Randy Shaffer, National Marketing Manager for Green Health Docs, noted. “This industry will not only help literally thousands of patients in serious need, but it will also create hundreds, if not thousands, of new jobs for out-of-work Missourians. A win-win for the state.”
Until the industry reaches Missouri’s doorstep, medical marijuana patients will be allowed to grow their own cannabis plants — up to six female flowering plants, six nonflowering plants and six clones, for a total of 18 plants. To do so, patients must first obtain an identification card from the Missouri Department of Health. Watch the video below for rules about growing medical cannabis in Missouri.
Current Green Health Docs patients can call 1-877-242-0362 or stop by their Missouri offices to receive their official certification. To become a Green Health Docs patient, simply call the number above. The support team at Green Health Docs can walk you through the entire process, from gathering medical records to obtaining your official Missouri medical marijuana card once the registry is active. With the registry opening June 28, and patients filling out their medical marijuana application, now is the time to get legal in Missouri! And Green Health has made it even easier by offering Missouri telemedicine appointments throughout the state.