January 09, 2023
DHSS publishes third round of draft rules for adult-use cannabis program
Lisa Cox, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
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JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The Department of Health and Senior Services’ Division of Cannabis Regulation published today a third round of draft program rules for adult use of cannabis for those ages 21 and up in Missouri. Public feedback on this draft will be collected through Thursday, Jan. 12, through the online suggestion form.
It is expected that the final version of these rules will be filed for formal rulemaking in early February, prior to the licensing of comprehensive (medical and adult-use cannabis) facilities.
The Division of Cannabis Regulation began accepting requests on Dec. 8, 2022, for existing medical facility licensees to convert to a comprehensive facility. The majority of facilities have submitted requests, and the Division is currently processing these. Because the department has 60 days from receipt to review and approve those requests, adult-use product should be available as early as February.
Applications for consumer personal cultivation will be accepted as early as Feb. 6. Once approved, this will allow authorized persons, who are at least 21 years of age, to cultivate plants for personal, non-commercial use within an enclosed locked facility at their residence.
Many more FAQs for consumers, facilities and existing patients can be found on the Division of Cannabis Regulation website at cannabis.mo.gov.
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