How To Buy Medical Marijuana In Missouri
With the passing of medical marijuana legislation in 2018, Missouri patients with debilitating health issues became eligible to purchase cannabis for medicinal purposes. Medical marijuana dispensaries soon started opening throughout the state to serve qualified, registered patients. Today there are more than 100,000 medical marijuana patients in Missouri benefiting from the large variety of cannabis products now available to them.
Obtaining Your Medical Marijuana Card In Missouri
Before you can visit a Missouri medical marijuana dispensary and purchase cannabis, you’ll need to register with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. At that time you’ll be advised to make an appointment with a doctor, who will determine if you have a qualifying medical condition (see below).
Receiving Your Medical Marijuana Card In Missouri
If your doctor verifies to the state that you have one or more of Missouri’s qualifying conditions, you’ll receive an approval email from the state along with a printable medical marijuana card.
Purchasing Medical Marijuana In Missouri
Once you’ve received your medical marijuana card, you can start purchasing cannabis for your qualifying condition. It’s a good time to consider which types of medical marijuana products appeal to you most. Keep in mind that Missouri dispensaries like Nature’s Medicines offer a large variety of medical marijuana products to choose from, including:
•Medical marijuana flower
•Pre-rolled medical marijuana joints
Medical Marijuana Caregivers
Primary caregivers for medical marijuana patients in Missouri are responsible for managing the well-being of a qualified patient. To be eligible, caregivers must be 21 years old or over and be authorized by a qualified patient to purchase and possess cannabis on their behalf. Caregivers must complete a Patient Authorization Form and online registration from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to receive their caregiver ID card.
Cash/Credit/Debit Cards At Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
Here’s something important to remember. It’s always a good idea to bring cash with you when you visit a medical marijuana dispensary. Because purchasing cannabis is still considered illegal by the Federal government, credit cards can’t be used. Fortunately, many dispensaries in Missouri have ATM machines. You can always call ahead to find out what payment options will be available to you.
Medical Marijuana Qualifying Conditions In Missouri
In Missouri, the qualifying conditions for medical marijuana include:
•Intractable Migraines that don’t respond to other treatment
•Severe or persistent pain/muscle spasms (including but not limited to those associated with multiple sclerosis, seizures, Parkinson’s disease, and Tourette’s syndrome
•Psychiatric disorders (including but not limited to PTSD)
•A chronic medical condition typically treated with prescription medication that could lead to physical or psychological dependence
•Any terminal illness
•Inflammatory bowel disease
•Sickle cell anemia
•Alzheimer’s disease agitation
•Cachexia and wasting syndrome
•In a doctor’s judgement, any chronic, debilitating or other medical condition, including hepatitis C
If you’d like to know more about the many forms of medical cannabis, ask a Nature’s Medicines Personal Service Provider the next time you visit.
We have a medical marijuana dispensary in St. Ann with a large variety of high quality cannabis products that you can depend on for purity and safety.
For more information on medical marijuana in Missouri, see also:
Missouri Medical Marijuana Laws
Missouri Allotment of Medical Marijuana
How To Get A Medical Marijuana Card in Missouri
Medical Marijuana - Do's and Don'ts
History Of Medical Marijuana In Missouri
How To Choose A Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Missouri