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Missouri Regulators Issue Five New Medical Marijuana Facility Licenses

Missouri marijuana regulators have issued five new medical marijuana facility licenses in the state after finding that they had awarded duplicate manufacturing licenses to some applicants earlier.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services or DHSS said Friday that during the compliance review process for all new medical marijuana facility licenses, it found that certain infused product manufacturing facilities in the state had received multiple licenses for a single proposed facility. These applicants had submitted duplicative applications for licensure.

While the applicants are not prohibited from submitting duplicative applications, each facility can only utilize one license. The DHSS said that it has therefore, merged the redundant licenses for three facilities and issued five new licenses to other applicants.

The duplicate licenses that were awarded to Verano MO LLC, Teal Labs LLC, and Grassroots Opco MO, LLC were merged.

According to the DHSS, merger of the redundant licenses will not impact the ability of these facilities to implement what they proposed in their applications, while the grant of new licenses will ensure the minimum number of licenses required by the state law is actually in use.

The DHSS said it issued five new medical marijuana facility licenses to MidAmeriCanna in St. Louis; Nature's Med MO LLC in St. Louis; ROI Labs of Atherton, LLC in Independence; Missouri Made Marijuana, LLC in Grain Valley; and Kings Garden Midwest, LLC in Trenton.

"Our team is working hard to verify that each licensee is in compliance with the constitutional standards for licensure and that each facility implements what they proposed in their application. Our thorough verification process is in place so that we can maintain the kind of medical program that Missourians voted for—one that is safe and well-regulated," said Lyndall Fraker, director of the DHSS Section for Medical Marijuana Regulation.

The DHSS has earlier said it plans to issue 192 dispensary licenses, 60 cultivation licenses, 86 manufacturing licenses and 10 testing laboratory licenses in the state.

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