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Missouri’s Adult-Use Cannabis Market Could Launch in February 2023

Missouri’s Adult-Use Cannabis Market Could Launch in February 2023
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<![CDATA[The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) published the first draft of program rules Nov. 10 for the state’s forthcoming adult-use cannabis industry—less than 48 hours after voters approved Amendment 3. RELATED: Missouri Voters Say ‘Yes’ to Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization Upon adoption, the constitutional amendment directs DHSS officials to regulate and oversee Missouri’s adult-use cannabis market, including the licensing of cultivators, manufacturers, dispensaries and microbusiness facilities. Department officials will also promulgate regulations for testing, packaging and labeling, among other oversight functions. The department has had the same regulatory authority over the state’s medical cannabis program since its adoption in 2018. The parallel programs are now being managed within the department’s Division of Cannabis Regulation. On Dec. 8 (the effective date of the adult-use provisions under Amendment 3), the Division of Cannabis Regulation will begin accepting requests from existing medical cannabis facility licensees to convert to a “comprehensive” facility—to serve both markets. “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,” a DHSS news release states. Conversion requests not processed within 60 days will be deemed approved, per Amendment 3’s text. In addition, DHSS officials announced that adults 21 and older who intend to home cultivate up to six mature cannabis plants (with no more than 12 mature plants per residence) can apply for a noncommercial license as early as Feb. 6. In the meantime, the Division of Cannabis Regulation is encouraging public feedback through Nov. 25 for its draft rules via an online suggestion form. The final rules will be filed for formal rulemaking in February. Below are some of the proposed provisions for cultivation facilities included in first draft: Cultivation Facilities Cultivation licensees may cultivate cannabis in indoor, outdoor or greenhouse facilities, or…

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