Can I be/have a caregiver for a medical marijuana patient in Missouri?

Yes, medical marijuana patients in Missouri can have a caregiver. Missouri's medical marijuana program allows patients to have a registered caregiver. A caregiver will be allowed to purchase medical marijuana products for patients that they have been linked to in the case of patients being unable to travel to purchase products themselves.

A caregiver is also required for any patient under 18; in this event, a parent or legal guardian must obtain a caregiver ID to purchase medical marijuana for a minor.

​Missouri has clarified a patient can have two (2) caregivers that can assist them to purchase medical marijuana. Caregivers can have up to three patients

​The following criteria are required for an individual to register as a caregiver in Missouri:

  • Must be at least 21;
  • Responsible for managing the well-being of a qualified patient; and
  • Designated on the primary caregiver's application for an identification card or written notification to the Department.

The Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services has stated that the application process is online, and the application fee to the state for a caregiver ID has been marked at $25. Payment methods will be made with a debit or credit card.

​Application forms and instructions are available now for qualified patients and their caregivers. The entire application process will be online. To apply as a caregiver, follow this process:

  1. Patients must fill out the form, listing their caregiver on the form. The forms are available here: Missouri Caregiver medical marijuana card instructions can be found here.
  2. The caregiver will need to fill out their own application form and a Parent/Legal Guardian Consent Form for patients under 18.
  3. The patient will need to have a physician's medical cannabis certificate.
  4. Once approved, the patient and caregiver receive a medical marijuana identification card.