Updated: Feb 23, 2019
Missouri's DHSS reported new medical marijuana business applications updates.
"As of Feb. 20, 2019, a total of 434 pre-filed application forms and fees totaling $3,128,000 have been received by DHSS."
Cultivation Facilities 131
Medical Marijuana-infused Manufacturing Facilities 66
Please note, under Amendment 2 the DHSS must award a minimum of
192 dispensary licenses, (24 per each of Missouri's 8 congressional districts)
61 cultivation licenses and
82 infused-product manufacturer licenses.
Amendment 2 also calls for 2 Missouri licensed testing facilities.
Amendment 2 also provides for home cultivation
up to six plants for patients,
up to 18 plants for registered caregivers .
The Missouri DHSS began accepting 'pre-filed licensing fees' for medical marijuana business applications on Jan. 5th, 2019, as per the language of Amendment 2. They do not ensure approval. They are not refundable. The opportunities provided remain historical for local residents, patients, doctors and businesses.
Patient fee is $25 per year
Cultivation fees: $10,000 apply, then $25,000 annually
Infused-products fees: $6,000 apply, then $10,000 annually
Dispensary fees: $6,000 apply, then $10,000 annually
The road ahead will likely be similar to those of our fellow states of Colorado and Oklahoma. Amendment 2 is a good law. Not perfect. No laws are (cue attorneys.)
Missouri has great opportunities to balance safe patient access with responsible business models. Cannabis is after all a plant with thousands of years of documented use for holistic, medical, religious and recreational functions.
The Cannabis Startup Incubator will open their doors with a celebratory networking launch invitational on Friday, March 15th, 2019, from 6-8pm.
No fee. Advocates, legislatures and entrepreneurs welcome. Grow your business with local and national networks of highly qualified and experienced cannabis professionals.
Join us for our “jazz & juice” kickoff event for the upcoming medical cannabis and hemp markets. Meet national leaders and network, mashup, connect and plan. Celebrate America’s fastest and most exciting industry.
First Cannabis Business Startup Incubator Launches in Kansas City
Cannabis Startup Incubator Business Invitational
When: Friday night, Mar 15, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Cannabis Business Incubator 300 E 39th St, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA
Must be 21+ with a valid ID.
Cost: Free. Open to public.