MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD
Let us help you make an informed decision about your options regarding medical Marijuana. Medical Marijuana can help with countless ailments such as PTSD, anxiety, cancer and pain without the side effects of many pharmaceuticals. Our physician can help qualified patients in Missouri get a Medical Marijuana ID card to receive long sought- after relief.
You will discuss treatment options, risks, and benefits of using Marijuana for your condition. Call today to find out more or to schedule your consultation.
All HIPAA regulations will be followed during your consultation. Due to COVID-19, all physician consults will be via telehealth. We will explain during your initial phone call how to access your telehealth visit and guide you through the process.
COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING STEPS TO RECEIVE YOUR MISSOUR MEDICAL ID CARD
- Call to schedule your virtual appointment with Dr. Cicero, which will entail a short screening process.
- If you have proof of a qualifying condition from your primary care physician, have that handy. You must have a valid Missouri driver’s license or proof of residency to receive your medical card.
- During your appointment, you will discuss options and your condition with the physician regarding medical Marijuana.
- After you have been certified by our state-licensed doctor, we will submit your application to the department of health and senior services (DHSS) along with their $25 submission fee. Everything is handled for you!
QUALIFYING MEDICAL CONDITIONS
Per article XIV of the Missouri Constitution, the following medical conditions may qualify you for a MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD.
- Positive aids status
- HIV positive
- IBD (Infammatory Bowel Disease)
- Intractable migraines that have not responded 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 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.
- A terminal illness
- In the professional judgment of a physician, any other chronic, debilitating, or other medical conditions including, but not limited to, Hepatitus C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, Huntington’s disease, sickle cell anemia, agitation of Alzheimer’s disease, Cachexia and wasting syndrome.
REQUIREMENTS FOR CARD
To obtain your medical marijuana card in the state of Missouri, you must be 18 years old and provide proof of residency. A Missouri driver’s license is required or if you have an out-of-state ID, you must provide a copy of lease, mortgage or utility bill. If you require a primary caregiver, that person must be 21 years of age and must be designated on your application for your Medical Marijuana ID card.
WHY DO I WANT A MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD?
The state of Missouri is among the most restrictive in the US but has made some effort to decriminalize possession of small amounts of pot. Having a Medical Marijuana Card can give you and your loved ones peace of mind by offering legal protection. We realize many people are self-medicating already, and risk prosecution by not having legal authorization. Your card allows you to purchase from state licensed dispensaries and possess up to 4 ounces of dried Marijuana (or the equivalent in edibles, tinctures, etc.).
ARE MARIJUANA AND CBD THE SAME THING?
Cannibus and CBD are not the same thing. A Cannibis plant (Marijuana) contains hundreds of cannabinoids which interact with our body’s naturally occurring endocannabinoid system to offer pain relief and different healing effects. CBD is one of these but is not psychoactive and cannot get you “high”. When you smoke marijuana or eat an edible, you are ingesting all the plants cannabinoids including THC, which is the cannabinoid known for its psychoactive qualities. It offers the best pain relief and requires a card, where CBD does not.