Missouri Medical Marijuana
Medical Marijuana Certifications with Dr. Allen
Thank you for your interest in our medical marijuana card program. Dr. Allen understands that many people will be seeking help for their chronic conditions via use of marijuana, and she wants this to be done safely, under the guidance of trained personnel who have your health and safety as a priority. While rigorous scientific research is lacking in the efficacy of medical marijuana, there is substantial anecdotal evidence of its benefits for certain conditions. Dr. Allen will not abandon traditional medical therapies, but she is willing to research its use in helping people where other therapies have failed. The legalization of marijuana for medical purposes will have the added benefit of improving research and development of safe and effective therapies for many conditions where current treatment is lacking.
It is important to note that while Dr. Allen will be able to provide certification for a medical marijuana card, marijuana will not be dispensed from her office nor will she be prescribing it.
In order to qualify, a patient must have one of the medical conditions specified by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (see the complete list below), and the condition must be considered chronic—the patient has been suffering from the condition for more than six months. Patients may call (573)-271-2927 to inquire about certification.
All patients inquiring about certification must provide medical records from their current primary doctor.
If the patient is inquiring about medical marijuana for a psychiatric condition, medical records from the actual diagnosing psychiatrist are required. Clinical psychologists or counselors are not able to provide this verification; it can only be provided by a psychiatric specialist (either a MD or DO).
Each evaluation is $200, paid at the time of the request. If Dr. Allen determines the patient has a qualifying condition after reviewing the provided medical records, an appointment will be scheduled to complete the forms for the card.
Veterans able to present a valid Veteran ID card will receive a $25 discount off the cost of the evaluation.
For anyone unable to produce medical records, a full consultation with Dr. Allen may be arranged. This visit will be an extensive review and usually lasts an hour or more.
Qualifying Conditions (Per MO DHSS website)
Per Article XIV of the Missouri Constitution, a qualifying medical condition is:
- 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 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
- 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
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Allen, call (573)-271-2927.
To see Frequently Asked Questions, how to apply, fee schedules, and more information, please visit https://health.mo.gov/safety/medical-marijuana/ or email any questions to MedicalMarijuanaInfo@health.mo.gov.