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Do I Have a "Qualifying Condition"?

Updated: May 4, 2022

Do I Have a "Qualifying Condition" for a Medical Marijuana Card?

Every state has different rules when it comes to qualifying conditions and how to get your Medical Marijuana Patient (MMP) card. While we are happy to help you find the answers to your state, we provide here the qualifying conditions as of April 2020 for the state of Missouri.

Missouri Qualifying Conditions

Here are the current qualifying conditions for Missouri based on the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) website effective April, 2020. We strongly encourage you to check back for updates as well as look at the Missouri DHSS website directly We are always here to answer your questions as well and reach out on your behalf to qualifying physicians if you have conditions not included in the listing.

In general, Missouri has taken a relatively broad approach to the qualifying conditions and are allowing much of the judgement to fall on the qualifying physician. This is great news for those who have conditions that might not fit in a nice, neat box. You can always call around to the physicians and ask question, but we are here to help with that too. Note that conditions such as cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma HIV/AIDS, terminal illness have no further explanation - indicating that it does not appear to matter what type, how long since diagnosis, or treatment - if you have them in any form, you qualify.

  • Cancer

  • Epilepsy

  • Glaucoma

  • 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 order, 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 medications 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

  • A terminal illness

  • 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.

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