Almost all Missouri cannabis facilities applied for new license

One week after cannabis became legal in Missouri, nearly all of the state’s dispensaries, manufacturing, and cultivation facilities have applied to change their licenses.

The businesses went through an application process to secure a Missouri medical cannabis license when it became legal in 2018. Now, four years later, owners are applying to change their medical cannabis licenses to comprehensive licenses. 

A comprehensive license will allow businesses to sell to both people with a medical cannabis card as well as adult-use cannabis users in Missouri.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services oversees licensing for businesses that want to sell cannabis, and it’s been busy over the past week. In just eight days since cannabis became legal in Missouri, the department says 318 of the 322 licensed facilities in the state have applied for comprehensive licenses. 

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