Missouri

Fri
23
Oct

A Look at the Two Missouri Dispensaries That Launched the State’s First Medical Cannabis Sales

Oct. 17 marked the first day of medical cannabis sales in Missouri, and the state’s two operational cannabis retailers, N’Bliss and Fresh Green, have had quite the journey to serving patients in the nascent market.

N’Bliss, a subsidiary of Nirvana Investments, opened its first two stores in Manchester and Ellisville on Oct. 17, while Fresh Green opened for business in Lee’s Summit on Oct. 19.

“It was exciting—the energy is real,” N’Bliss Managing Partner and CEO Bradford Goette tells Cannabis Business Times and Cannabis Dispensary of opening weekend.

Wed
21
Oct

What to expect from early days of Missouri cannabis as first stores open their doors

Missouri's first medical marijuana shops opened in the St. Louis region on Saturday to long lines and a chorus of celebration from an industry that had long waited for the day to come.

N'Bliss Cannabis stories Manchester and Ellisville began selling cannabis a 9 a.m. Saturday to legal medical marijuana cardholders.

The first official sale of legal marijuana in Missouri went to a cancer surviver who was accompanied by his wife, a registered nurse, according to the Missouri Medical Cannabis Trade Association, which goes by MoCannTrade.

Mon
19
Oct

Long lines as Missouri's first medical marijuana dispensaries open

Missouri's first licensed marijuana dispensaries opened this weekend in the St. Louis area with long lines.

The two dispensaries run by N'Bliss opened Saturday in Ellisville and Manchester. Another dispensary is expected to open Monday in the Kansas City area nearly two years after Missouri voters approved a constitutional amendment to allow the sale of medical marijuana.

Fri
16
Oct

Missouri Begins Testing Medical Marijuana, Expected To Hit Dispensary Shelves Soon

Missouri is getting closer to selling medical marijuana, as the state’s first testing facility begins inspecting the drug.

Mon
05
Oct

Medical marijuana in Missouri could be available this month

A St. Louis County lab's approval to start testing samples of marijuana means that commercial marijuana for medical use could be on the shelves this month.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that EKG Labs in Maryland Heights on Sept. 26 became the first of 10 licensed medical marijuana testers to start operations after passing a state inspection.

Fri
02
Oct

Missouri Cannabis Supply Chain Ready For Business

With the green light given for a cannabis testing laboratory to begin operations, Missouri’s medical marijuana program supply chain is now complete and will soon be serving patients. Last week’s approval of EKG Labs in St. Louis comes nearly two years after voters legalized the medicinal use of cannabis with the passage of a constitutional amendment in November 2018.

Thu
01
Oct

With marijuana testing soon underway, medical pot expected to hit Missouri shelves this fall

Missouri inched closer this week to its first commercial marijuana sales when a laboratory here got a green light to start testing samples of pot expected to hit shelves by late October.

EKG Labs on Saturday became the first of 10 licensed medical marijuana testers to start operations after passing a state inspection.

That means marijuana currently being grown by a handful of commercial cultivators may now undergo state-required testing for safety — and potency — so it can be sold at dispensaries.

EKG expects to start testing samples of marijuana as early as next week, said Natalie Brown director of operations.

Tue
15
Sep

Marijuana Lawsuits Cost Missouri $1.3 Million With No Medical Sales Yet

The money was supposed to fund veteran programs but instead Missouri is burning through cash to defend itself in court.

In 2018, Missouri voters approved a ballot measure to legalize medical marijuana in the state. Two years later and licensed sales have yet to occur. Instead, businesses that applied for a license and were rejected have filed more than 800 lawsuits against Missouri. To date, 785 of the cases remain unresolved.

Mon
14
Sep

Maine And Missouri Hemp Plans Get USDA Nod

Maine and Missouri are the latest states to have their hemp plans approved by the U.S Department of Agriculture.

Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) Commissioner Amanda Beal welcomed the announcement

“Hemp is becoming an important part of Maine’s agriculture sector,” said Commissioner Beal. “Approval of our hemp production plan means Maine’s growers will have certainty about the expectations and guidelines for hemp cultivation for the coming years.”

Thu
10
Sep

Missouri Medical Cannabis Faces Delays Due to Testing

Missouri medical cannabis is being delayed yet again and is still not available for purchase, still because of a lack of testing sites for cannabis as well as delays caused by COVID-19. 

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