Medical marijuana (MMJ) is becoming easier and safer to access than ever before in the state of Missouri. In fact, Missouri had a record-breaking MMJ sales month in July 2021 (read more on that here), which proves that its MMJ industry is going from strength to strength. More and more people are realizing the potential health benefits of MMJ, and with such a simple and quick application process, there has never been a better time to get a Missouri MMJ card.
Read on for everything you need to know about MMJ in Missouri.
Is MMJ legal in Missouri?
MMJ has been fully legal in the state of Missouri since 2018. The first dispensaries opened in the state in 2020, and many more have since opened their doors (at the time of writing, there are over 200!). Dispensaries offer many MMJ products for sale to suit a wide range of people, including edibles and pre-rolls. The only legal way to purchase MMJ in a Missouri dispensary is through use of a Missouri MMJ card.
Missouri does not accept out-of-state cards, so those who can legally purchase MMJ in their home state cannot do so while visiting Missouri. However, many other U.S. states accept the Missouri MMJ card in their state dispensaries (such as Nevada, Arizona, Maine, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia).
How easy is it to get a medical card in Missouri?
There are several qualifying conditions for a Missouri MMJ card. These include HIV/AIDS, glaucoma, cancer, epilepsy, and many more. When you have an online MMJ consultation, a licensed state physician will go over your symptoms and medical history to make sure that MMJ is a good treatment option for you. If you have a qualifying condition, it is very likely that you would benefit from MMJ, and so the physician will validate your application for a Missouri MMJ card.
After your consultation, you will receive your signed and approved Missouri MMJ certification via email (provided you are deemed a suitable candidate for MMJ use). You can then use this certification to complete your state registration. When the state approves your application for a Missouri MMJ card, you will receive an email with your patient identity card. Simply print this out and you can use it to purchase MMJ at any of the state’s licensed dispensaries (Missouri does not issue physical MMJ cards, so this print-out will suffice!). The whole application process is simple and quick, and can be done online from the comfort of your own home.
How much is an MMJ card in Missouri?
The application for an MMJ card in Missouri costs just over $25. The online consultation with a MMJRecs physicians costs an additional $129.99 – but this evaluation is free if it is not approved.
How long does it take to get your medical card in Missouri?
The application process for a Missouri MMJ card is efficient and streamlined and doesn’t take long at all. Following your 5–10 minute online consultation with an licensed physician, you will receive your certification by post within 24–48 hours (if successful). Once you have used this certification to register with the state of Missouri, you should receive your Missouri MMJ card by email within 30 days.
Why should I get a Missouri MMJ card?
There are many benefits of MMJ for those with qualifying conditions. It can provide relief for symptoms of many chronic illnesses, easing pain as well as relaxing the mind and body. There are many new ways to take MMJ, and at a licensed Missouri dispensary, you always know exactly what type of MMJ you are buying.
A Missouri MMJ card is the only way to legally access MMJ in Missouri. If you think you would benefit from MMJ use, check out our further information on MMJ in Missouri.
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