Frequently Asked Questions

We’re looking forward to helping you with your first medical dispensary experience! Medical dispensaries are designed to provide patients with access to medical marijuana products in a safe, controlled and comfortable environment. 

As a qualified patient or caregiver, you will present your Missouri medical card along with a state-issued photo ID to one of our associates in order to be allowed access to the dispensary.  Once inside, you’ll be greeted by a cannabis specialist who is trained to answer any questions you may have about medical cannabis, and help you find the right product based on your individual needs. After you have selected the products you wish to purchase, a staff member will assist you in checkout and answer any remaining questions or comments you may have. Our staff is here to help you at every step along the way.

Please note, our dispensaries have trained security onsite to monitor all events inside and outside of the dispensary, who are there to ensure both your safety and the safety of our dispensary staff.

At SWADE, we pride ourselves on offering an inviting, informative and thoughtful experience to each of our customers, whether you’re looking for something in particular or just exploring your options with medical cannabis for the first time. Our dispensaries are a place where anyone can safely and comfortably learn about cannabis at their own pace. 

Our SWADE specialists are trained in all the latest evidence-based science that informs our product development, and will be more than happy to share their insights (both personal and scientific) with you to ensure you find exactly what you’re looking for. You can feel certain that our experts are here to gently guide you through your journey, and that SWADE is a judgment-free zone regardless of your comfort level with cannabis.

Customer care is key to what we do, and our goal is always to increase the public’s awareness of the ways cannabis can both serve and soothe us. Our combination of industry-leading experience and state-of-the-art facilities sets us apart and gives each of our distinct product lines a level of safety, reliability and meticulous quality that is unmatched throughout the cannabis industry.

SWADE dispensaries offer a wide variety of cannabis strains and delivery methods to suit your preferences and needs. We offer a rotating menu of premium strains available at our loose flower bar, as well as other methods and products ranging from edibles and topicals to concentrates and vape cartridges. You will also find a hand-picked selection of our favorite tools and accessories to make your cannabis experience an enjoyable and memorable one.

When visiting SWADE, please bring your Missouri-issued Medical Marijuana Patient ID card. (Please ensure it is up-to-date and currently valid beforehand). You will also need a state-issued photo ID card in order to enter SWADE. 

We are pleased to accept cash and all forms of debit card payments.
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We want you to be fully satisfied with your purchase from SWADE. If a product you’ve purchased is damaged or contaminated, you can start the return process at swadecannabis.com/returns. Simply fill out the return form, upload a picture of the damaged product, and submit. We will reach out to you in a timely manner to address your return. Although we do not physically accept damaged items at the dispensary due to health and safety concerns, we are able to offer replacement products or store credit for items that are damaged or contaminated in any way. Please do not bring items back to the SWADE dispensary location for a return or exchange—all return inquiries will be processed online.

Please enjoy your SWADE purchases responsibly. Patients are prohibited from consuming medical marijuana products in ANY public place. “Public place” is defined as any public or private property (or portion of public or private property) that is open to the general public, including but not limited to sidewalks, streets, bridges, parks, schools, and businesses. We recommend enjoying SWADE products in your home for the best experience.

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Missouri Medical Cannabis Program

Quick Guide

If you’re considering medical cannabis as an alternative or augmentation to your current medical regimen, it’s easy to register and obtain a Missouri Medical Card. This card, valid for one year, will allow you to purchase medical marijuana at any Missouri licensed dispensary and may also allow you special dispensation to grow cannabis plants for your own usage. This quick guide will help you navigate the process. 

What is Amendment 2 and who can obtain a Missouri Medical Card?

In November of 2018, Missouri passed Amendment 2, legalizing the medical use of cannabis. This allows qualified patients to grow up to six cannabis plants (if they desire),  and purchase up to 4 ounces of cannabis per month. 

Individuals who wish to purchase or grow medical cannabis must possess a qualifying condition as outlined by the law. The language specifies some qualifying conditions, but also allows cannabis to be recommended for any “chronic, debilitating or other medical condition” as determined by a physician as well as any terminal illness.

In order to grow or purchase medical cannabis, patients must be a resident in the state of Missouri, possess a qualifying condition, and register with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services in order to obtain a Missouri Medical Card.

What health conditions are eligible for a Missouri Medical Card?

Individuals with any of the following medical conditions are considered qualified to receive a Missouri Medical card. If you’re uncertain about whether a particular condition applies to you, or would like to be considered for medical cannabis usage due to an unlisted condition, the best course of action is to consult with a physician.
  • Cancer
  • Epilepsy
  • Glaucoma
  • Intractable Migraines (migraines which have been unresponsive to other treatments)
  • Any 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
  • Any 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
  • 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 as determined by a physician.

How do I obtain a card, either for myself or a dependent?

1.

Locate a physician using the directory of Missouri physicians below, or schedule an appointment with your regular physician. 

 

2.

Consult with your physician to ensure that medical marijuana is right for you.

Ask your physician to complete the Physician Certification Form and submit it within 30 days from your appointment. (The form must be submitted within 30 days to be valid

4.

Complete your application by including the following:

•  A clear, color photograph of the patient’s face, taken within the prior three  months. 

•  Proof of Missouri residency, such as a copy of a valid Missouri driver’s license, a Missouri issued ID card, a current Missouri motor vehicle registration, or a recent Missouri utility bill. 

•  A legible copy of the qualifying patient’s photo ID issued by a state or federal government entity.

•  A completed Patient Authorization Form for a Caregiver (if needed) or Parent/Legal Guardian Consent Form for a non-emancipated qualifying patient (if needed). •  The associated application fees (detailed below).

5.

Indicate if the patient is seeking authority to cultivate medical marijuana.

6.

Submit Patient Application with all required items, including your application fees (detailed below). 

Please note that Missouri will only accept online MMMP patient registry via the MO DHSS webpage. Walk-in or mailed applications, documents, and payments will not be accepted and will be returned to the applicant by certified mail.

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How do I access my ID card?

You can access your patient or caregiver ID card from your account in the MMMP patient registry. Make sure to save a copy of your patient ID card to your device, and print a copy for your records. You are now ready to make a purchase from SWADE or another Missouri licensed dispensary. Your card is valid for one year.

Making a Purchase

Be sure to bring a printed or digital copy of your DHSS-issued ID card and a photo ID with you to the dispensary so you can present them to the staff. Patients or caregivers may purchase medical marijuana from SWADE (a Missouri licensed dispensary) totaling up to the monthly purchase limit amount.

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Uncertain about the monthly purchase limit? Use the Missouri Marijuana Equivalency Units (MMEs) to easily check your purchase of dried marijuana, concentrate, or THC infused products.

Missouri marijuana equivalency units chart