Missouri Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Missouri regulators vow to meet medical marijuana demand

Missouri regulators will license more medical cannabis businesses if the first wave of more than 300 doesn’t satisfy demand. Lyndall Fraker, medical marijuana program director for the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, said the state is willing to take any necessary steps to provide adequate supply to patients. For more details about Missouri’s […]

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Missouri gets 400-plus applications for medical cannabis business permits

Business interest in Missouri’s medical marijuana program remains strong, with the state receiving more than 400 applications for retail, cultivation and processor licenses. The state reported that 418 business application forms have been filed, generating more than $3 million in “pre-license” fees for the state. The state started taking the forms last month. The breakdown in […]

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Missouri refuses to disclose names of medical marijuana business applicants

Missouri regulators, citing a provision in the state’s new medical marijuana constitutional amendment, won’t disclose the identities of those who’ve paid licensing fees to grow, process or sell MMJ. The decision may well make it harder for medical cannabis entrepreneurs to learn the names of would-be rivals in Missouri’s new MMJ market. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch […]

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Missouri receives 200-plus applications for medical marijuana licenses in Week 1

Plenty of entrepreneurs are showing interest in opening medical marijuana businesses in Missouri, a market that experts predict could be favorable to cannabis commerce. The Missouri health department said it has received more than 250 forms and over $2 million in application fees in the first week of accepting applications from those seeking to grow […]

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Missouri to start taking medical marijuana business application fees Jan. 5

Missouri health regulators said they will begin accepting license application fees for medical marijuana cultivation, infused product manufacturing and dispensaries on Jan. 5. Here’s what you need to know: The license application fee form, which is available on the state health department’s website, is not an application for a license to operate a medical marijuana business. […]

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Key cannabis legalization wins could bring in upwards of $2 billion in new sales

Marijuana scored a sweeping victory at the ballot box on Tuesday, with voters approving new markets in Michigan, Missouri and Utah that eventually could generate $2 billion in medical and recreational sales.

Across the nation, voters installed the Democrats as the new majority party in the U.S. House of Representatives, improving the odds that lawmakers will pass federal marijuana reforms that benefit MJ businesses.

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Election updates, analysis & highlights

Marijuana Business Daily reporters were on the ground across the United States on Election Day 2018, providing live coverage of the midterms and their significance to the cannabis market. Scroll down for updates our staff filed from the states voting on cannabis-related proposals, as well as potentially pivotal U.S. congressional and gubernatorial races. For analysis of […]

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Chart: Strong support for marijuana legalization ballot initiatives ahead of 2018 election

This has the possibility to be another banner year for the cannabis legalization movement, with up to six states potentially legalizing some form of cannabis by the end of 2018. Vermont and Oklahoma already passed legalization measures earlier in the year, for recreational and medical marijuana, respectively. Meanwhile, advocates in Missouri and Utah gathered enough […]

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Missouri medical cannabis backer sues to quash rival initiatives

A Missouri organizer for a medical cannabis initiative is suing to remove two related measures from the November ballot. Springfield doctor and attorney Brad Bradshaw filed two separate lawsuits seeking to invalidate the medical marijuana initiatives submitted by New Approach Missouri and Jefferson City attorney Lowell Pearson. State law requires petitions to receive a certain […]

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Missouri certifies three medical cannabis initiatives for November ballot

The Missouri Secretary of State’s office said Thursday that three initiatives to legalize medical marijuana have been certified for the November ballot, pending possible legal challenges. The initiatives would offer a range of business opportunities to enter the market, with varying tax burdens as a key difference among the three measures. New Approach Missouri, which […]

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