December 20, 2022
DHSS publishes second round of draft rules for adult-use cannabis program
For Immediate Release:
Dec. 20, 2022
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 has published a second draft of program rules for adult use of cannabis for those ages 21 and up in Missouri. The first draft was published on Nov. 10, and public feedback was collected through Nov. 25.
The Division of Cannabis Regulation continues to encourage feedback from the public regarding the program’s draft rules over the next week. Feedback previously submitted continues to be under consideration and may still be addressed.
It is expected that the final version of these rules will be filed for formal rulemaking in February, prior to the licensing of comprehensive (medical and adult-use cannabis) facilities. Suggestions for current drafts may be submitted through the online suggestion form.
On Dec. 8, the Division of Cannabis Regulation began accepting requests for existing medical facility licensees to convert to a comprehensive facility. To date, 322 facilities have submitted requests. Because the department has 60 days from receipt to review and approve those requests, adult-use product should be available as early as February 2023.
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.