Qualifying Conditions for a Medical Marijuana Card in Missouri
In 2018, Missouri passed Amendment 2, allowing the use of medical marijuana in the state. Now, patients over 18 years old can work within the state through The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to apply for legal, medicinal marijuana access. Parents or caregivers may also apply for a minor to receive a medical card.
State law regarding Missouri medical marijuana conditions is broader than some other states. Some key examples are the following qualifications:
Less defined, but still valid, qualifying conditions for a medical marijuana card in Missouri include:
- A chronic medical condition that causes severe, persistent pain or persistent muscle spasms.
- 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
- In the professional judgment of a physician, any other chronic, debilitating, or other medical condition qualifies a patient as well.