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Missouri Republican Lawmaker Aims To Legalize Cannabis In The State

On the eve of Missouri’s next legislative session, one Republican lawmaker in the state is angling to legalize pot. State House Rep. Shamed Dogan says he intends to put up a bill in the upcoming session that would add the “Show Me State” to the ranks of those that have ended the prohibition on marijuana. “We spend more time and more law enforcement resources going after marijuana smokers than all the other drugs combined,” Dogan said, as quoted by local television station Fox 4. “Ten percent of the arrest in the state of Missouri right now are from marijuana possession.” […]

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Spike In Fatal Car Crashes in Kansas City, MO Leads Police To Point The Finger At Pot

A spike in fatal car crashes in Kansas City has led police officials to point the finger at a convenient scapegoat: cannabis. At a recent presentation to the city’s Board of Police Commissioners, representatives of the Kansas Police Department noted that the number of fatal vehicular collisions for the year eclipsed 100 this month, an increase of 40% over last year. Police officials added that 53% of fatal crashes “involved marijuana impairment or combination” with another intoxicant. In 2018, the figure was 25%. Officials also voiced concern over the launch of Missouri’s medical marijuana program as dispensaries begin to open […]

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Missouri Regulators Investigate Complaint That Medical Cannabis Contained Mold Growth, Conclude Batch Is Safe for Consumption – Cannabis Business Times

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. Goette says the dispensary could have opened earlier, but the N’Bliss team […]

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Cannabis Shop Set To Open | Washington – The Missourian

A Washington cannabis dispensary could be the first, if not among the first, medicinal cannabis dispensaries to open in the state, according to company officials. “We have passed our final inspection and have been approved to operate the dispensary from the state. Now we are waiting on getting a steady supply of product before we move forward with our opening,” said Kathleen Beebe, a human resources and regional manager for Missouri Health and Wellness, which is the parent company of the dispensary set to open at 10 Franklin Ave. According to the company’s website, the company also has dispensaries slated […]

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Kansas City Cannabis Company begins construction on second dispensary location in KC Metro – Greenway

    Kansas City Cannabis Company LLC., winner of four Missouri medical marijuana dispensary licenses, announced that construction will begin on their Lake Lotawana facility at 9322 S 7 Hwy on Saturday, October 10th. Though closed to the public, employees, friends & family and members of the media will be invited to witness the start of demolition for the company’s second dispensary facility. Almost two years after the citizens of Missouri voted yes on Amendment 2, Missouri is finally seeing progress towards a functional medical cannabis market. The new dispensary will occupy the location formerly operated by Russo’s Pizza, just […]

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Missouri Cannabis Supply Chain Ready For Business | High Times – High Times

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. On Saturday, officials with the Section for Medical Marijuana Regulation at the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) announced that a testing laboratory had passed its commencement inspection, later clarifying in a tweet that the business was EKG Labs. With […]

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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. On Saturday, officials with the Section for Medical Marijuana Regulation at the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) announced that a testing laboratory had passed its commencement inspection, later clarifying in a tweet that the business was EKG Labs. With […]

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Missouri Regulators Give Final Approval to Medical Cannabis Testing Facility – Cannabis Business Times

With just over 30 days until Election Day, the cannabis industry is surely wondering what impact the results of the 2020 election could have on cannabis policy reform efforts, particularly when it comes to the presidential race between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. “The industry has two choices, like the rest of the country—more of the same or change,” Mark Alderman, chairman of Cozen O’Connor Public Strategies, tells Cannabis Business Times and Cannabis Dispensary. “More of the same looks like where we are now [with Trump] in the White House and [Majority Leader Mitch] McConnell in the Senate. As we’ve […]

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Missouri Announces Successful Cannabis Testing Facility Commencement Inspections

News By Press Release Posted on September 28, 2020 Medical marijuana will soon be available to Missouri patients The Section for Medical Marijuana Regulation at the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is pleased to announce a medical marijuana testing facility has passed its commencement inspection. With cultivation, dispensary, and testing facilities now operational, medical marijuana will soon be available to Missouri patients.  Director of the Section for Medical Marijuana Regulation Lyndall Fraker said, “We appreciate how hard these businesses have worked to become operational. These facilities have made it through a demanding review, and we look forward to […]

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New vaping-related deaths in Illinois and Missouri – RADIO.COM

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KMOX) — A fourth death now in Illinois tied to vaping prompts local doctors to renew their call for people not to use e-cigarettes.  And in Missouri, the second death in the state due to vaping illness. The Illinois Department of Public Health says this latest death is in a resident who had recently been hospitalized with a lung injury associated with the use of an e-cigarette or a vaping product.   No other details are being given about this latest victim. The Missouri Department of Health says a woman in her mid-50s. “I would suggest anybody who is still smoking […]

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