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Are you a Missouri resident looking for alternative solutions for your health needs? Applying for a medical marijuana patient identification card may be the right option for you. By having a medical marijuana patient card, you will be able to access dispensaries offering cannabis-based products that can address a variety of diseases and conditions. So that you can understand the application process, we've gathered the important information you need to know and share those details below.

If you suffer from any of the conditions or diseases listed above, or have questions about an ailment not included in this list, be sure to speak with your doctor or physician about whether or not medical marijuana could be an effective solution for you.

Do I have a qualifying condition?

Before you can apply for a patient I.D. card, you must discuss the health condition you're looking for relief from with an MD or DO in good standing with the state of Missouri. According to the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services, qualifying conditions for a medical marijuana patient card include:​​​​

  • Cancer

  • Epilepsy

  • Glaucoma

  • Stubborn migraines

  • Chronic conditions that cause persistent pain or muscle spasms, including — but not limited to — those associated with:

    • multiple sclerosis

    • seizures

    • Parkinson's disease

    • Tourette's syndrome 

  • ​Any chronic conditions that are normally treated with prescription medications that could lead to physical or psychological dependency, when a physician determines that medical marijuana could be an effective and safer alternative

  • Debilitating psychiatric disorders, such as PTSD (must be diagnosed by a state licensed psychiatrist)


  • A terminal illness

  • 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

    • wasting syndrome

Doctor taking notes with patient

You don't necessarily need a chronic condition to apply for a medical marijuana card. If you struggle with IBS, insomnia, or anxiety (even situational anxiety) you may also qualify.

What are the steps for applying for a medical marijuana patient card?

Once it is determined that you have a qualifying condition and are an eligible candidate for a medical marijuana patient identification card, there are a few steps to follow in order to receive your card:

1. Complete the necessary forms

After speaking with your doctor about the medical use of marijuana, you need to obtain a completed Physician Certification Form.


For patients looking for the standard recommendation of 4 ounces per month, use the standard form. 

Patients that require more than the standard 4 ounces should use the alternative form and must submit two of these forms, completed by two different physicians — with the same qualifying condition selected on each form.

Patients under the age of 18 will also need to complete and submit a consent form with their application as well.

2. Register online

3. Submit your application

Once patients have registered, an application can be completed by logging into the Complia portal — then, clicking 'Create Application' and 'New Patient Registration.'

You must visit a licensed physician, who is active and in good standing to practice medicine or osteopathy in the state of Missouri. If your usual physician won’t — or can't — complete the Physician Certification Form, you can find a medical marijuana clinic near 3rd Street Dispensary using this list.

Where can I get my Physician Certification form completed?

What other documentation will I need?

Other than a Physician Certification form, the following items are required to apply: identifying information, contact information, proof of residency, a recent photo, a photocopy of a state-issued I.D. card, and payment method for the application fee. Click here to view the full application checklist.

I've finished all of the steps.

Now what?

Once you've applied and paid your fees, the DHSS has 30 days to either approve or deny your application. If approved, your patient card will be accessible through the online portal and valid for one year. If you're denied, you will be contacted by Missouri DHSS via email. Check your 'junk' folder if necessary.

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