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DHSS: Established Ten Medical Marijuana Application Advisory Committees


DHSS has established ten advisory committees - one for each of the application scoring criteria established by the Missouri Constitution – to review application scoring questions to be drafted by the Department.


The review process is as follows:


  1. Feedback can be provided through the online suggestion form (two business days prior to each committee meeting.)

  2. Based on public comments, DHSS staff will revise the draft questions and provide the revised questions and any comments received from the public to the Advisory Committee Members for a given topic.

  3. Each Advisory Committee will meet and discuss the draft questions, suggest modification, and make a recommendation to DHSS.

  4. Further, based on the committee’s recommended questions, the committee will recommend weights for each question within the committee’s purview.


Public comment will not be allowed during committee meetings.


DHSS will review the recommendations and finalize the questions, which will be incorporated into the final rules.


The meeting schedule and committee members are below.


Committee Meeting Date and Location State of Missouri Executive Branch Member


Wednesday, April 17 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Advisory Committee on Cultivation Facility Experience

  • Truman Building, fourth floor, room 492

  • Paul Bailey, Department of Agriculture Lyle Rowland Hwei Ying Johnson

Wednesday, April 17 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Advisory Committee on Dispensary Facility Experience

  • Truman Building, fourth floor, room 492 Ken Palermo, Department of Health and Senior Services Mike Seibert Andy Fechtel, Dr. Jim Neely

Monday, April 22 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Advisory Committee on Maintaining Competitiveness

  • James C. Kirkpatrick Office Building, Interpretive Center, room 139 Maggie Kost, Department of Economic Development Joe Horner Kelly Dyer

Monday, April 22, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Advisory Committee on Economic Impact in Site Community

  • James C. Kirkpatrick Office Building, Interpretive Center, room 139

  • Alan Spell, Department of Economic Development Ray McCarty, Kelly Dyer

Thursday, April 24 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Public Members Advisory Committee on Background of Principal Officers or Managers

  • James C. Kirkpatrick Office Building, Interpretive Center, room 139

  • Staff Member, Office of Administration Dee Wampler Rev. Tommie Pierson, Sr.

Monday, April 29 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Advisory Committee on Testing Facilities

  • Truman Building, fourth floor, room 493/494

  • Brian Lutmer & Alan Schaffer, Missouri State Public Health Lab Gary Clapp, Joe Troxell

Monday, April 29 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Advisory Committee on Infused Product Manufacturing Facility Experience

  • Truman Building, fourth floor, room 493/494

  • Eric Hueste, Department of Health and Senior Services Dr. Chris Riley Ray McCarty

Tuesday, April 30 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Advisory Committee on Site Security

  • Truman Building, fourth floor, room 493/494

  • Lt. Mike Halford, Department of Public Safety Jim Arnott Tim Reagan

Tuesday, April 30 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Advisory Committee on Experience in a Legal Cannabis Market

  • Truman Building, fourth floor, room 493/494

  • Bart Hawcroft, Department of Agriculture Miren Klein & Tricia Blocher, California Department of Public Health / Tom Salow, Arizona Department of Health Service

Wednesday, May 1 All day --- 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Advisory Committee on Business Plan

  • Governor Hotel Building, room 450 (Ballroom)

  • Michael Lanahan, Department of Economic Development Rick Nichols, Kelly Dyer, Leslie Tanner