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Recording DHSS Amendment 2 Public Forum: Caps on Licenses - Undue Burdens to Applicants & Patients

Updated: Dec 30, 2019

This recording with the DHHS was made in March, 2019. It may come in handy.

There is NOTHING in the amendment that says the DHSS can’t approve every local resident that passes the background checks for a business license. Period.

The DHSS admits this to KC Stark below...at min 39:00 - 42:20

  • Listen closely to min 32:37 - 41:20.

To our knowledge is the first time we have been able to have the DHSS on record publicly admitting that they do NOT have to limit any applicant as long at they pass the FBI background checks. KC Stark, Founder, Cannabis Startup Incubator

Five words: “protect” “undue burden” “fair” “comprehensive


No cap 🧢 on licenses. Section XIV clearly states The DHHS must “protect” and not place an “undue burden” and apply a “fair” and “comprehensive judgment” for patients, lawyers, real estate and contract holders, as well as all potential licensees.


Note: all-inclusive is a synonym of “comprehensive.”


The proposed “numerical scoring” system is fraught with perils.


Cannabis Incubator Statement of Intent: The state has already secured more applications than the “minimums” established in Article 1 Section XIV, Missouri Constitution; if the state fails to "protect" as mandated by law the will of the people - we will take the appropriate steps.



There was some pro and some con. The future is predictable if we understand the past. Section 1 article XIV has many advantages but several potentially fatal flaws.


1. Two words; “and churches.”


Dear Missouri please Google the IRS definition of a church. I then challenge you to search Google for every “synagogue temple church and or places of worship sacrament or rights within this great state of mighty Mo.” You will quickly find what we already know. I’ll save you time 2,271 and counting...


The Federal drug free zone was originally specified “primary and secondary” schools. Never intended for places of worship. Note to self: who added those two words?


  • Fix: use the emergency rules clause to exclude “and churches.” One could also revised Missouri law. It's about time.


2. Three words; “drug-free zone.“


Missouri is one of only three states that has extended the drug-free zone beyond 1000 feet to 2000 feet. I challenge everyone in Missouri to take out a map and circle 2000 feet around every school church and place of warship or sacrament.


  • Beware the .44 cent rule. It could ruin you faster than a postage stamp. Don’t know?


3. One word; “bus.“


Missouri is the only state that I am aware of that has designated a school bus as a drug free zone. Does that mean there’s a potential 1000-2000 ft. roaming drug free bus circle that is parked daily in front of your grow or dispensary?


  • Fix: use emergency rules to change Missouri statutes to follow original intent of federal guidelines for drug free zones.


4. Five word; “protect” “undue burden” “fair” “comprehensive


No cap 🧢 on licenses. Section XIV clearly states The DHHS must “protect” and not place an “undue burden” and apply a “fair” and “comprehensive judgment” for patients, lawyers, real estate and contract holders, as well as all potential licensees.


Note: all-inclusive is synonym of “comprehensive.”


  • The proposed “numerical scoring” system is fraught with perils.


I dare anyone to show me an objective “veracity” calculator that will stand up in court. And that just one word of relevance.


If the intent of the people was to legalize MMJ., and the DHSS “shall protect” fairly with a “stringent” and all inclusive program - the only fair answer IS to allow any legal resident that passes the FBI fingerprint check and pays the fees to try (and potentially fail) in the greatest social and economical change in recent memory.


  • Fix: let the markets decide. Equity. Inclusive. Fair. No lawsuits necessary.


5. “Stringent” if anyone reading is opposed to allowing cannabis in MO I dare you to try and apply for it. Those that do - shall be vanguards of history.


If anyone thinks passing one’s fingerprint and a “come look at me” letter on to the FBI is NOT “stringent” enough for any American, it means you haven’t done it.


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