Missouri Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Competition heated for Missouri medical cannabis dispensary licenses

The race among medical cannabis business applicants in Missouri for growers and dispensary licenses is fierce, state figures show. The data shows that more than half the 2,100-plus medical cannabis business applicants are seeking dispensary licenses. Here are the applicant counts by category, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services: Dispensaries: 1,163 […]

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Week in Review: Weedmaps to end its ads for illicit cannabis, FBI probes MJ industry, MO licensing odds & more

Weedmaps plans to cease advertising unlicensed cannabis retailers, the FBI looks into public corruption in the legal marijuana industry, Missouri receives more than 2,000 medical marijuana applications – and more of the week’s top cannabis business news. Weedmaps to stop advertising unlicensed businesses The influential marijuana site Weedmaps, which is one of the most popular […]

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Missouri gets 2,000+ medical marijuana applications

Missouri regulators received roughly 2,100 applications for up to 348 medical cannabis licenses. More than 1,200 applications arrived in the past three days, including 800 in the 24 hours leading up to the extended deadline, according to state officials. The deadline was extended from Saturday until 4:30 p.m. CT Monday. Here are the key details about […]

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Missouri extends medical marijuana license application timeline

Missouri is giving businesses that want to run medical cannabis facilities more time to file applications. The state’s Department of Health and Senior Services extended the deadline until 4:30 p.m. CT Monday. The deadline was scheduled to end Saturday. Director Randall Williams said in a statement that the agency learned during the early days of […]

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Missouri starts taking applications for nearly 350 medical cannabis licenses

Prospective medical marijuana businesses in Missouri began vying for 348 potential licenses as the state’s formal two-week application process got underway. More than 600 potential applicants already had prefiled facility application fees, according to the Missouri Department of Health. The lion’s share of those applicants were multistate operators and wealthy local individuals, according to a […]

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Kansas City medical cannabis market attracts 73 applicants for 24 licenses

Only a third of the applicants to sell medical marijuana in the Kansas City area will receive licenses from the state this year, reflecting stiff competition as marijuana firms look to enter one of Missouri’s most lucrative markets. Lyndall Fraker, director of Missouri’s new medical marijuana program, told The Kansas City Star that the city’s […]

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Missouri cannabis application charge led by multistate operators

Large multistate marijuana operators and wealthy locals represent a major portion of the roughly 500 applicants seeking medical cannabis business licenses in Missouri. That’s according to a list sent by the state’s Department of Health and Senior Services to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch after the newspaper won a lawsuit asking for applicant records. The newspaper […]

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Reluctant doctors could hamper Missouri’s nascent medical cannabis program

Missouri’s potentially robust medical marijuana market, with a tentative 2020 launch, is running into early resistance from doctors reluctant to recommend MMJ products to qualifying patients. “I don’t think doctors are hostile,” said Dan Viets, head of the Missouri Medical Cannabis Industry Association. “The simple fact is that most doctors are uninformed about the use […]

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Marijuana Business This Week: Vermont hemp hearings, Michigan cannabis warning labels, Medicine Man update & more

Here are some notable stories and events to watch for in the coming days: VERMONT HEMP HEARINGS: The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (AAFM) will hold its first public hearings to discuss the rulemaking process for the state’s hemp program. The hearings are scheduled for Thursday in Brandon and Friday in Newport. According to […]

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Missouri sets regulations for medical marijuana program

Missouri regulators issued final rules for the state’s medical marijuana program, effective June 3, and MMJ business applicants can start applying for the program Aug. 3. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the rules will remain in effect until February, when they can be revised. The state health department will hold a public hearing in July […]

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