June 25, 2019

Missouri’s medical marijuana program continues to make steady progress Patient, facility application processes to open soon

Media Contact:
Lisa Cox
Chief, Office of Public Information
Missouri Dept. of Health and Senior Services

JEFFERSON CITY, MO -- The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) will begin accepting medical marijuana facility applications on August 3.

At medicalmarijuana.mo.gov, potential applicants can find medical marijuana facility worksheets for use when submitting responses to evaluation criteria questions as part of the application. The worksheets follow the content and order of the evaluation criteria questions in the Facility License Application Questions and Scoring Criteria guide. Applicants must use these worksheets to upload responses to the online facility application system between August 3-17. Applicants are able to begin using these worksheets now to prepare their applications.

Prior to August 3, DHSS will release a facility application instructional video which will allow applicants to preview the online application before submitting an application and reference the video guide throughout the application submission process.

DHSS has also posted an interactive map online showing, by county, where prospective cultivation, dispensary and infused product manufacturing facilities have had pre-filed application fees submitted. Because the official application process does not begin until August, there is no guarantee these numbers will be representative of where actual proposed facilities will be positioned.

“Although these numbers are not at all final, we hope this information will give potential applicants, as well as cities and counties, some perspective on the field of applicants in their respective areas,” said Lyndall Fraker, director of DHSS Section for Medical Marijuana Regulation. 


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 http://health.mo.gov or find us on Facebook and Twitter @HealthyLivingMo.