The state of Missouri legalized medical cannabis in 2018, through a Ballot measure, Amendment 2, which provided a legal way for qualifying patients in the state to access and utilize medical cannabis as a form of treatment for their ailment. Access to medical cannabis is through state licensed businesses that are allowed to grow, manufacture and sell medical cannabis.
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2018 – Missouri legalized medical cannabis
August 2019 – Missouri application/ licensing period for medical cannabis businesses
Dec 2019 to Jan 2020 – Missouri awarded medical cannabis business licenses
July 2020 – Anticipated date for medical cannabis businesses to open
MISSOURI MARIJUANA BUSINESS LICENSES
Missouri Medical Cannabis Cultivators – can grow medical cannabis plants and sell wholesale to other licensed Missouri Medical Cannabis Businesses. There is a limit of sixty (60) business licenses allowed for Medical Cannabis Cultivation facilities within the state.
Missouri Medical Cannabis Processors – can extract, process and produce cannabis products such as topicals, concentrates, tinctures, etc. and sell to licensed dispensaries. There is a limit of eighty-six (86) business licenses allowed for Medical Cannabis Processors within the state.
Missouri Medical Cannabis Dispensaries – can purchase cannabis from licensed cultivation and processing facilities and dispense medical cannabis to registered patients. There is a limit of 192 business licenses allowed for Medical Cannabis Dispensaries within the state.
MISSOURI RECREATIONAL CANNABIS ON THE BALLOT
Missouri Amendment 3, the Marijuana Legalization Initiative is on the ballot in Missouri as an initiated constitutional amendment on November 8, 2022. The initiative will ask voters
“Do you want to amend the Missouri Constitution to:
· Remove state prohibitions on purchasing, possessing, consuming, using, delivering, manufacturing and selling marijunana for personal use for adults over the age of twenty-one;
· require a registration care for personal cultivation with prescribed limits;
· allow persons with certain marijunana-related non-violent offenses to petition for release from incarceration or parole and probation and have records expunged;
· establish a lottery selection process to award licenses and certificates;
· issue equally distributed licenses to each congressional district; and
· impose a six percent tax on the retail price of marijuana to benefit various programs?”
Those who currently have a license to sell medical marijuana would have a right to get a recreational license too. Beyond that, the amendment would create a “micro-licensing” program for people and businesses to apply for. Those would be granted through a lottery process, and there are only a certain number of licenses available in each congressional district.
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