Cannabis is a valuable aid in the treatment of a wide range of clinical applications. These include pain relief, neuropathic pain, nausea, spasticity, glaucoma, movement disorders and more. The first step is to talk to your doctor to how medical cannabis could help your families needs.
How to Become a Missouri Medical Cannabis Patient
The steps to becoming a legal medical cannabis patient in Missouri are:
- Step 1: You must visit a state-licensed physician (not a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant) to obtain a physician certification.
- Step 2: Apply for an identification card from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (starting July 4, 2019).
- Step 3: Once your application is approved and you receive your identification card, purchase medical marijuana from a state-licensed dispensary.
Missouri Qualifying Conditions
- Intractable migraines unresponsive to other treatment
- 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.