Note on Recertification:

As long as nothing in your medical history has changed in the last year, there is no need to fill out the forms below to renew your MMJ certification with Dr. Roark or Shelbi Cockrum, NP. Simply call the clinic to make an appointment at (417)847-1111.


Patients looking to renew their certification and who have not seen Dr. Roark for MMJ in the past will need to fill out the forms.

Physician Certifications for Missouri Medical Marijuana Cards

Dr. Roark and Shelbi, Cockrum, NP offer certifications for Medical Marijuana Cards.

This is a free service for our members, or a fee of $100 for nonmembers for an in-office or telehealth visit.  No membership is necessary!

To prepare for your appointment, please know your current medications and medical conditions.  If uncertain of your medical history, please obtain your medical records showing any previous treatment for your Qualifying Condition.  If you are able to give us a complete medical history, no records are necessary for your appointment.

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Qualifying Conditions

  • 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 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 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;
  • Any terminal illness; or
  • 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.

TeleHealth Medical Marijuana Certifications

Dr. Roark and Shelbi Cockrum, NP offer TeleHealth visits to assist patients in receiving their Medical Marijuana certification. In office appointments are also available for local patients.  Patients will need a cell phone, tablet or a computer/laptop with a camera for the TeleHealth conference.

If you can give a thorough medical history on your intake form, then you do not need to get records from your previous provider.  If you are uncertain of your medical history, then you can request records from your current doctor and have them faxed, bringing them in person, or you can fill out a release of record consent online, and we will send it to your previous doctor.

Ready to get started?

Click here learn more about the TeleHealth conference and follow the required steps.

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For more information, email your questions to: MedicalMarijuanaInfo@health.mo.gov.

Frequently Asked Questions from the Dept of Health and Senior Services

1-Can I legally possess medical marijuana now?

If you have your medical card, yes.


2-How do I get medical marijuana?

Step 1: You must visit a state-licensed physician or Nurse Practitioner to obtain a physician certification.

Step 2: Apply for an identification card from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

Step 3: Once your application is approved and you receive your electronic identification card, purchase medical marijuana from a state-licensed dispensary.

3-Will I be able to go to the pharmacy to fill my medical marijuana?

No, only a Missouri licensed dispensary facility.

4-Can anyone other than a state-licensed physician or nurse practitioner provide a physician certification?


5-If I have a qualifying condition, how do I apply?

After you have a physician certification, you can apply with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.  https://health.mo.gov/safety/medical-marijuana/how-to-apply-pi.php


6-When will I receive my identification card?

Within 30 days of application, if your application is approved.  Generally, patients receive an email within a week stating if they are approved or if the Department needs more information.  However, DHSS does not mail you a card; you must sign in to your account and print it out or screenshot it with your phone for a digital copy.

7-What is a primary caregiver?

Someone who is:

Twenty-one (21) years of age or older;

Responsible for managing the well-being of a Qualified Patient; and

Designated on the primary caregiver’s application for an identification card or in other written notification to the Department.

8-How much does an identification card cost and how long does it last?

$25, initially, payments are taken online only.  If you wish to home cultivate, the fee is an additional $50.

Medical cards expire after 3 years.

9-Will I be allowed to grow my own marijuana plants for medical use?

Yes, with the appropriate identification card and in an appropriately secured facility.

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