February 6, 2019

DHSS collects feedback on rulemaking process for medical marijuana program

Contact:
Lisa Cox
Chief, Office of Public Information
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Lisa.Cox@health.mo.gov

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is in the process of forming rules for the state’s medical marijuana program which the department recently began to implement.

DHSS’s Section for Medical Marijuana Regulation will host a forum from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at the Governor’s Office Building, Room 450, to accept suggestions from the public regarding the formation of rules and regulations for the program.

“We are currently establishing program rules in accordance with the Constitution, and we feel it is essential that we gather input from Missourians as part of this process,” said Lyndall Fraker, Director, DHSS Section of Medical Marijuana Regulation. 

The forum will be an opportunity for interested individuals to leave thoughtful feedback, verbally or written, about what should and should not be included in the medical marijuana program regulations.

While this forum is open to the public, the scope of the discussion will be limited to suggestions for program regulation.

As part of its effort to gather all relevant input, DHSS has also established a page on the medical marijuana program website where it will begin releasing initial drafts of its rules for public review. In the coming months, interested individuals should monitor this page for new drafts, which will be posted as soon as they are available. Suggestions for these initial drafts may be submitted in writing through the Suggestion Form on that page or by emailing MedicalMarijuanaInfo@health.mo.gov.

About the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services: The department seeks to be the leader in protecting health and keeping people safe. More information about DHSS can be found at health.mo.gov or find us on Facebook and Twitter @HealthyLivingMo.

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