March 28, 2019

DHSS releases draft rules for medical marijuana facility evaluation criteria and testing facilities

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


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has released additional draft rules for the medical marijuana program.

Draft rules for facility evaluation criteria and medical marijuana testing facilities are now posted on the DHSS website. These rules are in draft form and are subject to change. Article XIV of the Constitution tasks DHSS with having all rules finalized by June 4. DHSS will begin accepting facility applications on August 3, per guidelines set in the constitutional amendment.

Rules specifically focused on qualified patients and primary caregivers were released in February, and rules for cultivation facilities, dispensary facilities, infused products manufacturing facilities and medical marijuana establishments in general were shared online earlier this month. Additional drafts of proposed rules addressing other components of the medical marijuana program will be posted online as they are completed. DHSS encourages feedback on these drafts as well as future drafts as these are not final. Suggestions can be submitted using the online suggestion form

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