How to obtain a medical cannabis card in Missouri


Locate a physician using our directory of Missouri physicians, or schedule an appointment with your regular physician. 



Consult with your physician to ensure that medical marijuana is right for you.

Ask your physician to complete the Physician Certification Form and submit it within 30 days from your appointment.


Complete your application by including the following:
  • A clear, color photograph of the patient’s face, taken within the prior three  months.
  • Proof of Missouri residency, such as a copy of a valid Missouri driver’s license, a Missouri issued ID card, a current Missouri motor vehicle registration, or a recent Missouri utility bill.
  • A legible copy of the qualifying patient’s photo ID issued by a state or federal government entity.
  • A completed Patient Authorization Form for a Caregiver (if needed) or Parent/Legal Guardian Consent Form for a non-emancipated qualifying patient (if needed).
  • The associated application fees (detailed below).


Submit Patient Application with all required items, including your application fees (detailed below). 

Please note that Missouri will only accept online MMMP patient registry via the MO DHSS webpage. Walk-in or mailed applications, documents, and payments will not be accepted and will be returned to the applicant by certified mail.

How to access your ID card

You can access your patient or caregiver ID card from your account in the MMMP patient registry. Make sure to save a copy of your patient ID card to your device, and print a copy for your records. You are now ready to make a purchase from SWADE or another Missouri licensed dispensary. Your card is valid for one year.

How to Make a make a purchase

Be sure to bring a printed or digital copy of your DHSS-issued ID card and a photo ID with you to the dispensary so you can present them to the staff. Patients or caregivers may purchase medical marijuana from SWADE (a Missouri licensed dispensary) totaling up to the monthly purchase limit amount.

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Uncertain about the monthly purchase limit? Use the Missouri Marijuana Equivalency Units (MMEs) to easily check your purchase of dried marijuana, concentrate, or THC infused products.

Missouri marijuana equivalency units chart

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