• by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director January 24, 2020

    State regulators have begun issuing the first of nearly 200 licenses to medical cannabis providers.

    This week, officials with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services began the process of confirming applicants. Under the law, which voters approved in 2018, regulators must license a minimum of 24 dispensaries in each of Missouri’s eight congressional districts.

    Regulators have already registered 27,000 patients to participate in the cannabis access program. Licensed dispensaries are expected to be operational by this spring.

    Additional information about the program is available online here from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.