Missouri

Wed
24
Jun

Missouri Medical Marijuana Telemedicine Patients Defrauded

Six hundred Missouri patients have lost their medical marijuana licenses after regulators determined they submitted physician certification forms submitted by an unauthorized doctor. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) labeled the situation “fraudulent activity.”

Spokeswoman Lisa Cox said the patients, all of whom met with the provider via telemedicine, were unaware of the scheme. “To our knowledge, [the patients] thought they were talking to a real doctor,” she told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

She also said the provider with whom the patients met was not the same person whose credentials appear on the certification forms. So far, the department has found only one doctor’s credentials were misused.

Fri
19
Jun

First Missouri Cannabis Grow Facility Is Up And Running

Missouri has had a rocky road to cannabis reform and medical cannabis expansion so far, but now, the state is poised for success with their own, commercial cannabis grow facility now fully up and operational. 

Mon
15
Jun

Medical marijuana growers face additional hurdle before planting in Missouri

The medical marijuana industry in Missouri continues to prepare to serve thousands of patients who say they need the product to relieve a variety of health issues.

But some business owners tell 41 Action News they were caught off guard by an additional hurdle imposed by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, which oversees the industry, before growers can put seeds in the ground.

After each of the 338 medical marijuana license holders is verified by the state, they have to go through an additional verification process.

Mon
15
Jun

4 States Where Legalizing Marijuana Will Have to Wait Until 2021 or 2022

Despite all that's gone on in 2020, it's important not to lose sight of the fact that we're now less than five months away from Election Day. We'll see voters choose who'll be president of the United States for the next four years, and could even witness the current political makeup of Congress shift.

But one of the more interesting stories for 2020 is going to be which states "go green."

Mon
15
Jun

Missourians take advantage of hemp harvest despite pandemic

For more than 80 years, hemp hasn’t been allowed to be grown in the state of Missouri. That all changed in 2018 after President Donald Trump signed a bill legalizing industrial hemp.

Many Missourians are taking advantage of that opportunity this year with their first hemp harvest despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Hemp Hill in Lexington Missouri has been doing everything they can to get their hemp in the ground.

The group was part of a small pilot program last fall that allowed universities to team up with producers to research how to successfully grow hemp in Missouri.

“We were the first successful harvest in over 80 years in this specific area”, said Hemp Hill COO Victor Santos.

Fri
12
Jun

Missourians take advantage of hemp harvest despite pandemic

For more than 80 years, hemp hasn’t been allowed to be grown in the state of Missouri. That all changed in 2018 after President Donald Trump signed a bill legalizing industrial hemp.

Many Missourians are taking advantage of that opportunity this year with their first hemp harvest despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Hemp Hill in Lexington Missouri has been doing everything they can to get their hemp in the ground.

The group was part of a small pilot program last fall that allowed universities to team up with producers to research how to successfully grow hemp in Missouri.

“We were the first successful harvest in over 80 years in this specific area”, said Hemp Hill COO Victor Santos.

Tue
19
May

Missouri medical marijuana dispensaries set to start opening, with new rules now in place

Medical marijuana dispensaries may open soon in Missouri, even despite setbacks posed to state government due to COVID-19.

Medical marijuana has technically been legal for Missouri cardholders since January 1, but administrative drawbacks make it less feasible for retailers to sell cannabis at present.

The state is requiring that cannabis plants in Missouri be grown from seeds, beginning on or after the January 1, 2020 cutoff.

Dr Randall Williams reported late last month that, although the issue was toward the bottom of his department’s list of concerns, the state is aiming to allow medical pot shops to open in “late July or early August.”

Mon
18
May

Missouri Legislature Passes Bill Banning Certain Forms of Marijuana Edibles

Missouri hasn't yet thrown open its medical marijuana market, but it's already placing limits on the trade. On Thursday its House of Representatives passed a bill barring the sale of certain edible marijuana products, among other restrictions. It now goes to Governor Mike Parson to be signed into law, a process that is usually a formality.

The lawmakers' fear is that certain forms of edibles might be attractive to children, so the law bars any such product molded into "the shape of a human, animal, or fruit, including realistic, artistic, caricature, or cartoon renderings."

Wed
13
May

Lawmakers seek to increase the number of medical marijuana licenses in Missouri

State lawmakers are pushing forward with a plan to dramatically increase the number of licenses to grow, process and sell medical marijuana in Missouri, months before dispensaries around the state are expected to open their doors.

The move represents a rebuke to the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), which last year decided to issue the minimum of licenses required by the voter-approved constitutional amendment that legalized medical marijuana in Missouri, which totaled around 340.

Tue
12
May

Probe Into Roll Out Of Missouri’s Medical Marijuana Program Expands

A legislative probe into the roll out of Missouri’s medical marijuana program has expanded into Gov. Mike Parson’s office.

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