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Seed to sale: Missouri DHSS releases proposed rules for dispensaries

Spenser Owens March 27, 2019
Marijuana buds on prescription sheet

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has released another set of proposed rules regulating medical cannabis in Missouri. The proposed rules set forth requirements for all medical cannabis facilities and also lays out specific rules for particular types of medical cannabis businesses. READ MORE

Zoning green: Local concerns may affect placement of medical cannabis businesses

Gayle Mercier March 14, 2019
Cannabis products in plastic bag and medical canisters

While some Missouri communities are welcoming access to medical cannabis, others may be more resistant and could look to zoning codes to restrict the establishment of cannabis businesses. Amendment 2 prohibits communities from flatly excluding medical cannabis businesses, but it does allow for some restrictions. READ MORE

Missouri medical cannabis business licensing: March 2019 status

Sarah Wade Carl Rowley March 4, 2019
Marijuana buds on prescription sheet

With the passage of Amendment 2 by Missouri voters in November 2018, businesses will be able to apply for licenses to operate medical cannabis facilities in Missouri. While the date for businesses to apply for such licenses is still more than four months away, the timeline for starting the application process has already begun. READ MORE

Missouri DHSS releases first proposed rules for medical cannabis

Gayle Mercier Spenser Owens February 27, 2019
Marijuana buds on prescription sheet

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has released the first of its proposed rules regulating medical cannabis in Missouri. The proposed rules concern medical cannabis patients, their caregivers, and the process by which patients may obtain medical cannabis. READ MORE

Highlights from the Missouri Department of Health’s first medical cannabis forum

Spenser Owens February 25, 2019
Marijuana buds spilled on a table next to a medicine bottle

On February 13, 2019, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services held a forum to hear suggestions regarding the drafting of preliminary medical cannabis regulations. Suggestions covered quality control and testing, fees and profits, startup logistics, distribution issues, and more. READ MORE

Missouri’s 2018 medical cannabis initiatives: Part 2 – Business

Heather Counts Carl Rowley November 1, 2018
Marijuana buds on prescription sheet

Three initiatives on Missouri’s November 6, 2018, ballot seek to make medical marijuana or medical cannabis legal under Missouri state law. In the second post in a series covering the initiatives, we detail the implications of each initiative for cannabis businesses. READ MORE

Missouri’s 2018 medical cannabis initiatives: Part 1 – The basics

Carl Rowley Heather Counts October 25, 2018
Marijuana buds on prescription sheet

Three initiatives on Missouri’s November 6, 2018, ballot seek to make medical marijuana or medical cannabis legal under Missouri state law. In this first post in a series covering the initiatives, we detail the basic similarities and differences between each measure. READ MORE

Thompson Coburn advises clients on state laws governing the business of cannabis to facilitate compliance with those state laws. Federal laws concerning cannabis currently conflict with state laws in states that have legalized cannabis or possession of cannabis. Although federal enforcement policy may at times defer to these states’ laws and not enforce conflicting federal laws, interested businesses and individuals should be aware that compliance with state law in no way assures compliance with federal law, and there is a risk that conflicting federal laws may be enforced in the future. In addition to this Cannabis-specific note, readers should review Thompson Coburn’s Conditions of Use / Disclaimers page containing other important information.