Missouri Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News


Poll: COVID-19’s cannabis legalization impact?

The nationwide coronavirus outbreak could hamper cannabis legalization efforts along the East Coast and elsewhere, raising further questions about the launch of lucrative new adult-use and medical markets in New York and other states. Coronavirus already has caused a number of state legislatures to temporarily shut down, including ones on the East Coast that were […]

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More than 35,000 in Missouri approved to buy medical cannabis

In a sign of strong demand that bodes well for the nascent medical marijuana market in Missouri, regulators already have approved more than 35,000 patient registrations. Medical cannabis sales won’t begin in Missouri until late summer at the earliest, but 35,532 patients have successfully registered to use MMJ to treat certain qualifying conditions. The number of registered […]

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Missouri medical marijuana complaints spike 70%

Licensing appeals by medical marijuana companies that were denied licenses to operate in the state have reached more than 800, roughly a 70% increase in about two weeks. At least 845 appeals have been filed with Missouri’s Administrative Hearing Commission. That is about a 69% jump from late February, when more than 500 appeals had […]

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Week in Review: MO besieged by medical cannabis permit appeals, lawmakers push back against SAFE Banking, record CO marijuana sales & more

Rejected medical marijuana license applicants appeal Missouri regulators’ decisions, Republican legislators ask key U.S. senator to oppose MJ banking measure, Colorado cruises past $1.75 billion in cannabis sales in 2019 – and more of the week’s top marijuana business news. Missouri MMJ licensing tumult Medical marijuana license applicants in Missouri that failed to win permits have deluged […]

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Licensing appeals overwhelm Missouri’s medical marijuana program, point to widespread MJ industry concern about scoring fairness

Challenges by rejected medical cannabis license applicants have inundated Missouri regulators, despite state efforts to avoid such a mess by hiring an independent third-party scorer. Rejected small-business applicants complain that arbitrary scoring processes shut them out of a market designed to remain largely locally owned, while multistate cannabis operators (MSOs) won a big chunk of the licenses. The […]

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Multistate operators hog Missouri medical cannabis licenses

Missouri granted medical marijuana licenses to some of the largest multistate cannabis operators in the U.S., leading to a flurry of complaints from applicants who were rejected. A Missouri cannabis trade group also won a coveted license, according to an analysis of state records by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The influx of multistate operators seeking medical […]

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Missouri begins licensing medical cannabis tracking firms

Missouri regulators awarded six permits to medical marijuana seed-to-sale companies. The state’s Department of Health and Senior Services also denied license certifications to two companies in the first round of the selection process. Those receiving licenses: MJ Freeway (now known as Akerna.) Bio-Tech Medical Software. Swin. Artemis Agtech. Validated Housing. Retail Innovations. The DHSS denied licenses […]

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Missouri medical marijuana firms face hiring snafu

Medical cannabis companies in Missouri could be prevented from hiring employees because state regulators might not be able to access a national fingerprint database. The FBI said it will not allow the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, which licenses the state’s MMJ businesses, to access the agency’s database, The Kansas City Star reported. […]

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Week in Review: US House members reach out to Senate on marijuana banking, Cresco gets $200M in debt financing, Denver MJ store burglaries & more

Sponsors of the cannabis banking bill that passed the U.S. House appeal to the chair of a key U.S. Senate panel, lenders provide Cresco Labs $200 million in debt financing, police urge Denver marijuana store owners to take added security measures – and more of the week’s top MJ business news. Marijuana banking reform The four […]

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Judge sides with Missouri medical cannabis store in zoning fight

Missouri regulators cannot deny an application for a medical marijuana dispensary license before a hearing challenging zoning rules is held later this month, a judge ruled. Healing Center of Kansas City filed a lawsuit against the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services and the city of Independence contending the municipality’s zoning regulations for MMJ […]

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