by Michael Boyink / firstname.lastname@example.org
On January 23rd, the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services announced the recipients of licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries.
The state received 1163 applications for the 192 licenses available.
While the state parceled out the licenses by Missouri’s congressional districts, the results placed most of the dispensaries in major cities. For example, the Kansas City area received 40 licenses and the St. Louis Metropolitan area received 66.
Some of that is due to multiple congressional districts mapping into a common big city area like St. Louis.
Douglas County is part of the eighth congressional district which reaches all the way east to the Mississippi River.
There will be no medical marijuana dispensary in Douglas County.
Because no one applied.
EBC – Missouri, the only Douglas County-based company awarded a medical marijuana manufacturing license, did apply for five dispensary locations.
But none of them were in Douglas County. EBC submitted one application for a St. Joseph location, and the other four were in St. Louis.
All were denied.
Show-Me Natural Gardens, the company who originally wanted to locate a growing facility in Ava, was also denied a dispensary license. That location would have been in Macomb.
For medical marijuana users in Douglas County, the closest locations to receive licenses are:
OWG V, LLC
200 East 20th Street
Mountain Grove, MO
OWG III, LLC
1391 Mitchell Road
West Plains, MO
Grassroots OpCo MO, LLC
201 South Wildwood Drive
Mo Retail Products Group, Inc.
3903 South Campbell Avenue
BBMO 2, LLC
2868 South Glenstone Avenue
Old Route 66 Wellness, LLC
1421 West Highway J
The State will announce seed to sale facility certifications on January 31st.
Over the counter availability of medical marijuana will come after state facility inspections, and facility staff ID card assignments.