Missouri Issues Medical Cannabis Manufacturing Licenses

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The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has started the process of awarding medical cannabis manufacturing licenses to 86 facilities that will be able to manufacture cannabis-infused products such as edibles, tinctures and concentrates.

Applicants were notified via email whether their licenses have been approved or denied, according to a local KCTV report.

The 86 facilities awarded licenses are the top-scoring applicants that met all eligibility requirements set forth by the state’s medical cannabis program, the news outlet reported.

The final scores and rankings of the medical cannabis manufacturing license applicants have been posted on the department’s website. There were 373 total applicants for the 86 licenses.

Each applicant had to submit a nonrefundable application fee of $6,000, and the 373 applicants generated $2.23 million in total application fees, according to a News Tribune report.

DHSS issued 60 medical cannabis cultivation licenses last month, as well as 10 testing lab licenses.

The state is expected to issue dispensary licenses by Jan. 24 and will select seed-to-sale tracking systems by Jan. 31, the News Tribune reported.

DHSS anticipates that dispensaries will open sometime in the late spring or early summer, according to the news outlet.

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