When can i get my card?
The department began accepting applications June 28th. Schedule your
appointment now and we will guide you through the process. Your homework
is getting us your medical records with your qualifying condition diagnosis.
Call, text, email or chat to ask any questions you may have.
If I have a qualifying condition, how do I apply?
1- Log on to your patient portal(s) or contact your PCP and/or specialist
request your medical records.
2- Create an account on our HIPAA SECURE website where you will be prompted to upload your medical records.
3- Arrive for appointment – get recommendation.
4- Green Cross would be glad to help you with your state application after your appointment. We will be taking a picture…just so there are no surprises. 🙂
5- Wait 2-4 weeks to receive your MO MMJ Card from Department of Health and Senior Services.
Can I legally possess medical marijuana now?
No. While the Department understands that Missourians are anticipating this form of therapy, Amendment 2 requires a series of steps be executed before medical marijuana is either grown by the patient, their caregiver or made available at dispensaries.
When will medical marijuana be available?
The Department began accepting applications with physician recommendations for medical marijuana cards; including requests to grow up to 18 plants per patient. The Department will begin accepting applications for cultivation, manufacturing, and dispensing facilities on Aug. 3, 2019 and we anticipate medical marijuana may be available for purchase as early as January 2020.
How do I get medical marijuana?
Step 1: You must visit a state-licensed physician (PHD, DO, Psychiatrist) to obtain a physician certification.
Step 2: Apply for an identification card from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
Step 3: Once your application is approved and you receive your identification card, you can purchase medical marijuana from a state-licensed dispensary. If your request to cultivate was approved then call/text/email/chat Green Cross Missouri for help acquiring renowned genetics to grow at home yourself.
Will I be able to go to the pharmacy to fill my medical marijuana?
No, only a Missouri licensed dispensary facility.
Can someone with an out-of-state medical marijuana card or a physician certification possess medical marijuana in Missouri on December 6?
No. The reason is that while the possession is technically allowed, there will be no marijuana available for legal possession. Plants take a minimum of 60 days to mature so if a patient can begin growing their own on July 30th for example it would be 60 days later (September 30th) before their plants have produced medical marijuana. There will not yet be any licensed dispensary facilities to purchase marijuana from; cultivation identification cards will not yet have been issued; and transportation of marijuana into Missouri from another state or purchase of marijuana from street dealers is prohibited under state and federal law.
Can anyone other than a state-licensed physician provide a physician certification?
No. PHD, DO, Psychiatrist only. Green Cross Missouri physicians have completed accredited cannabis education.
What conditions qualify?
- Intractable migraines unresponsive to other treatment; (if your migraine medication doesn’t alleviate migraines 100% of the time)
- 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 disorder, 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 medication 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;
- Any terminal illness; or
- 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.
When can I apply for my identification card?
NOW! Schedule your appointment and we will be happy to help you with this process!
When will I receive my identification card?
Within 30 days of application, if your application is approved.
What is a primary caregiver?
Someone who is:
- Twenty-one (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.
How much does an identification card cost?
$25, initially. Approved payment methods are to-be-determined.
Will I be allowed to grow my own marijuana plants?
Yes. Up to 18 plants per patient. https://health.mo.gov/safety/medicalmarijuana/pdf/emergency-rules-sos.pdf
How do I get more information?
Email, text, call or chat your inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I visit a doctor now to obtain certification for my qualifying condition?
Yes. DHSS started accepting application on June 28th. Schedule your appointment today and we will help guide the way!
Are you concerned that Attorney General Jeff Sessions will target medical marijuana operations?
President Trump has expressed support for medical marijuana on several occasions. In addition, the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, which has been passed by Congress the last several years prohibits the Federal government from enforcing federal laws in medical marijuana States.
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What happens if I am rejected?
No need to worry! The department gives us 10 days to correct any errors they listed in the rejected email. Contact us and we will do what we can to help!