Guidance for Applicants - Microbusiness
Eligibility Information - Microbusiness
How to Apply - Microbusiness
Frequently Asked Questions - Microbusiness
Outreach and Education - Microbusiness
Business Resources - Microbusiness
ATTENTION: Microbusiness Compliance Requirements

Microbusiness licensees are considered marijuana facilities in rule and have most of the same compliance requirements as other licensees.

If you are a current Microbusiness licensee, use the following links for more information on compliance requirements.

Round 2 Microbusiness Timeline

The Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) accepted the second round of microbusiness license applications April 15 – 29, 2024. The application window is now closed. Issuance of licenses is expected to occur July 2024.

Microbusiness timeline


The microbusiness website will be updated frequently, please check for additional information as it becomes available.

Our Role

The Office of Business Opportunity is responsible for development and implementation of programs to inform the public of the opportunities available to those individuals who meet the eligibility criteria set forth in Article XIV Section 2 of the Missouri Constitution.

What is a Marijuana Microbusiness?

A microbusiness is a marijuana facility license issued only to eligible individuals and entities. These licenses are essentially small businesses that are designed to allow marginalized or under-represented individuals to participate in the legal marijuana market. The Missouri Constitution provides that individuals who each meet at least one of the eligibility criteria set forth in Article XIV, Section 2, may apply for a marijuana microbusiness facility license. More information about eligibility criteria can be found here.

Microbusiness wholesale facility and microbusiness dispensary facility

Microbusiness Applicants Generally:

  • Majority owners must meet at least one eligibility criteria from Article XIV, Section 2.
  • An owner of a microbusiness facility may not also be an owner of another licensed marijuana facility or medical facility.
  • An entity/individual may only apply for and obtain one microbusiness license.
  • A marijuana facility shall not have as an owner any individual with a disqualifying felony offense.
  • Licenses will be awarded by lottery drawing. Click here for more information on the lottery process.

In October of 2023, the Department will issue six microbusiness licenses in each of the eight Missouri congressional districts, for a total of 48 microbusiness licenses. Of the six in each district, two will be microbusiness dispensaries, and four will be wholesale facilities. The Department will issue an additional 48 in 2024, and another 48 in 2025. Time periods for those application windows will be announced on the Department website.