Missouri Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

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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Missouri denies medical cannabis traceability contract challenge by BioTrackTHC

Missouri regulators shot down a protest by Florida-based BioTrackTHC over the Show-Me State’s medical marijuana seed-to-sale contract. BioTrackTHC said the state shouldn’t have awarded the traceability contract to competitor Franwell, the Florida-based maker of Metrc, because it could contain hidden costs for cannabis license holders, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. However, the state said the […]

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Missouri’s Triad Bank now offering services to cannabis businesses

Missouri’s medical marijuana industry has yet to launch, but that hasn’t stopped one local bank from stepping up to provide services. Triad Bank, based in St. Louis suburb Frontenac, is offering deposit services to marijuana-related businesses such as processors, cultivators and dispensaries, CEO Jim Regna told Marijuana Business Daily. The bank is well aware of […]

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Deadline looms for public comment on MO medical cannabis program rules

Missouri regulators put out a call for public feedback on rules and regulations for the state’s medical marijuana program, and the deadline is rapidly approaching. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services posted draft rules online with a May 15 cutoff for public comment. The rules are expected to be finalized by June 4, and would-be […]

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Missouri to license 60 medical marijuana growers, 190-plus dispensaries

Missouri medical marijuana regulators announced they plan to issue 60 cultivation, 86 processing and 192 dispensary licenses in the state’s initial MMJ permitting round. Businesses can obtain applications online June 4. The state will accept them Aug. 3-17, with final scoring scheduled by the end of 2019. For more details – and links to various […]

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Medical cannabis licensing and tracking contract faces challenge in Missouri

Florida-based BioTrackTHC filed a protest with Missouri marijuana regulators over a decision to award a medical cannabis licensing and seed-to-sale tracking contract to Metrc in the Show-Me State. BioTrack alleges the scoring was tainted because Franwell, the maker of Metrc – which also is based in Florida – didn’t disclose fees to growers and other […]

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Marijuana Business This Week: AG’s on the clock, bevy of legislation, medical MJ lottery, Harvest Health earnings & more

Here are some notable stories and events to watch for in the coming days: BARR DEADLINE: Wednesday is the deadline set by a group of senators for U.S. Attorney General William Barr to give them answers about increasing the number of federally authorized growers of marijuana for research purposes. In a letter sent to Barr earlier this […]

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