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Alabama: The Commission’s newly adopted procedures retain the previous score results, while also providing applicants with an opportunity to make a presentation to the Commission regarding matters identified in their application and their score results. Applicants will also be afforded the opportunity to respond to preliminary pass/fail items identified by the Commission and submit exhibits that were not previously filed due to the file size limitation in the application portal. The procedures also narrow the scope of information that may be redacted from applications and provides a second public comment opportunity. At the hearing, Anderson suggested he would likely modify a temporary restraining order he previously placed on the issuance of licenses to allow for the non-contested licenses to move forward. Those licenses would include secure transporter, cultivation, and state testing laboratory licenses. Anderson made no rulings during the hearing, but set a tentative date for the next hearing as Oct. 30, four days after the AMCC’s next meeting.
Missouri: Following the licensing of 48 marijuana microbusiness facilities in Missouri on Oct. 2, the Division of Cannabis Regulation (DCR) has published guidance regarding microbusiness facility ownership. A business change application may only be submitted after DCR issues its letter verifying the licensee passed Minimum Standards and Eligibility Verification Review. Further, changes to ownership amounting 50% or more may only be submitted after the licensee’s facility has received approval to operate pursuant to 19 CSR 100-1.100(2)(C).