Medical marijuana dispensaries are increasingly opening in St. Louis, and most residents wonder how to get in there. The process is simple and easy, which starts with the first step of getting a medical marijuana card. Once you obtain a card, you can use it at any dispensary to get marijuana. For how to get a medical marijuana’s card in Missouri, you need to do the following:
- Figure out if you qualify
To qualify yourself as a medical marijuana patient in the state, you must be a state resident and have one of about 200 qualifying conditions. Patients under 18 aren’t eligible; those over 65 can receive treatment but not prescription drugs like other prescriptions that may impair judgment, coordination, etc., so it’s important for caregivers who are responsible adults with good mental health themselves to act responsibly towards patients.
- Show state residency
If you want the Missouri state to approve your voter registration, provide proof that shows where and how long you have lived in-state. You can do this by using one of three methods: an ID card with current address on it; a motor vehicle registration for any cars registered under your name at present or last bill dated within 60 days prior to submitting application materials (regardless if they are still driven); finally, if all else fails then just bring something like recent utility bills which were sent while stationed there – but again ask first before proceeding.
- Qualify a medical condition
The success of Amendment 2 in Missouri has been a victory for the people who wanted their healthcare choices expanded. The list includes many liberal conditions that would have limited access to medical marijuana by conservative residents, but they still voted it through thanks to overwhelming support from liberals and moderates alike. Here are the qualifying conditions:
- Chronic pain
- Intractable migraines
- HIV or AIDS
- Chronic muscle spasms
- Hepatitis C
- Debilitating psychiatric disorders
- Crohn’s syndrome
- Huntington’s disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Wasting syndrome
- Sickle cell anemia
- Any terminal illness
- Any other chronic, debilitating medical condition, or
- A chronic condition that might lead to dependence
- After getting qualified
After getting qualified, you need to get a marijuana evaluation. For this, your family physician can help to give an evaluation if they are licensed. If not, you can look for other licensed doctors in the state.
- Apply for Missouri MMJ patient ID
After getting a recommendation from the Missouri physician, you have to check the state’s website and fill out the form. Then, you have to fill out the application within thirty days from your date of recommendation. After submitting your application, the state has thirty days to approve it. After that, you might get an email for corrections; in that case, provide them within ten days. Once approved, you’d receive an email with the patient ID that you can print out and start using.
This is all that is required to get a medical marijuana card in Missouri and use it at the dispensary.