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, as long as you got your original certification through the clinic. 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 offers 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 obtain your medical records showing any previous treatment for your Qualifying Condition and bring a paper copy to your appointment. If you are able to give us a complete medical history, no records are necessary for yur appointment.
- 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 is offering TeleHealth visits to assist patients in receiving their Medical Marijuana certification. 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.
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Click here learn more about the TeleHealth conference and follow the required steps.
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-When will medical marijuana be available?
The Department will begin accepting applications for cultivation, manufacturing, and dispensing facilities on Aug. 3, 2019 and we anticipate medical marijuana may be available for purchase as early as January 2020.
3-How do I get medical marijuana?
Step 1: You must visit a state-licensed physician (not a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant) 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.
4-Will I be able to go to the pharmacy to fill my medical marijuana?
No, only a Missouri licensed dispensary facility.
5-Can anyone other than a state-licensed physician provide a physician certification?
6-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
7-When can I apply for my identification card?
Applications are currently being accepted online only.
8-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.
9-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.
10-How much does an identification card cost?
$25, initially, payments are taken online only. If you wish to home cultivate, the fee is an additional $100.
11-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.