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Missouri Sets Number of MMJ Facility Licenses

Missouri officials have decided to award 60 medical cannabis cultivator licenses; additionally, 86 manufacturing licenses and 192 dispensary licenses will be issued.

Full story after the jump.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services will initially license 60 medical cannabis cultivation facilities, 86 infusion manufacturing facilities, and 192 dispensaries, KHQA reports.

Dr. Randall Williams, DHSS Director said the number of canna-businesses in the state are “consistent with what is outlined in the Constitution.”

Licenses will be awarded using blind scoring which Lyndall Fraker, director of DHSS Section for Medical Marijuana Regulation, said will ensure that businesses selected for licenses will be those most capable of providing quality service to patients while adhering to the regulations we are implementing.”

The agency has previously announced draft rules for the state’s medical cannabis law, it’s seed-to-sale tracking system, qualifying patients and caregivers, dispensaries, and DHSS is accepting comments on those rules until May 15. All rules for the program must be finalized by June 4.

Licenses for facility applications will be accepted between Aug. 3-17. The deadline to complete the blind scoring process is Dec. 31.

Missouri voters approved medical cannabis in 2016.

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