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Missouri CANNABIS LICENSES

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What is the Opportunity Size in Missouri

Population of Missouri State:

6,154,913

Population of the Capital City, Jefferson City:
43,000
Population of the 2nd largest city, Kansas City:
495,000
Population of the 3rd largest city, St. Louis:
300,000
USA’s: 18th Most Populous State
USA’s 21th Largest State by Area
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The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (MDHSS) oversees the administration, cannabis program, along with approval of all cannabis business applications. Currently, applications are being accept for cannabis transporter in the state of Missouri, with a launch date of September 4th, 2023 with a second round opening on June 6th, 2024 for the applications for Cannabis Microbusiness, Cannabis Facility, Cannabis Manufacturer and others.

Missouri Cannabis License Application Process

To apply, you must have a business name along with an EIN. Information about the persons of interest must be collected. You will need to submit an ownership structure form, a certificate of good standing form the Missouri Secretary of State, along with important descriptions of the proposed facilities systems, processes, physical security, and personnel.

To apply for a cannabis production facility in Missouri, the process would be:

  1. Research the requirements: The first step is to research the requirements and regulations for cannabis production facilities in Missouri. You can find information about licensing and regulatory requirements on the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) website.
  2. Create a business plan: A business plan is essential to secure funding and outline the steps needed to start a cannabis production facility. The DHSS may require you to submit a detailed business plan as part of the licensing application.
  3. Complete the application: You will need to complete a licensing application through the Missouri DHSS. The application will require detailed information about your business, including ownership structure, financial information, and security plans.
  4. Pay the application fee: You will need to pay an application fee when you submit your application. The fee varies depending on the type of license you are applying for.
  5. Pass background checks: All individuals involved in the cannabis production facility will need to pass background checks. The DHSS will review criminal history records for all owners, officers, and employees.
  6. Obtain local approvals: Depending on your location, you may need to obtain local approvals before you can start operating your cannabis production facility.
  7. Await approval: The DHSS will review your application and supporting documents. If your application is approved, you will receive a license to operate your cannabis production facility in Missouri.

It is important to note that the application process and requirements for cannabis production facilities in Missouri may change over time, so it is crucial to stay up-to-date with the latest regulations and requirements.

Eligibility Criteria for Missouri Cannabis License

To qualify as a microbusiness in Missouri, applicants must meet certain eligibility requirements. You may claim more than one criterion, although it’s not a requirement. The state’s criteria include:

  • Having a net worth below $250,000 and income below 250% of the federal poverty level for at least three of the past ten years.
  • Possessing a valid service-connected disability card issued by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Being an individual (or their parent, guardian, or spouse) who has been arrested for, prosecuted for, or convicted of a non-violent marijuana offense at least one year prior to applying.
  • Residing in a ZIP code or census tract area with elevated poverty levels, unemployment rates, historic incarceration rates for marijuana-related offenses, or unaccredited school districts.
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 Documentation Requirements for Missouri Cannabis License

Depending on the eligibility criteria claimed, the following documentation must be provided:

A. For Low Net Worth and Income:

  • Financial statements demonstrating a net worth less than $250,000.
  • Proof that the applicant’s household income was below 250% of the federal poverty guidelines for at least three of the last ten years.

To determine if your income qualifies, follow these steps:

  1. Identify the corresponding year.
  2. Determine your household number for that year.
  3. Ascertain the poverty level.
  4. Calculate 250% of the poverty level by multiplying the figure from step 3 by 2.5.
  5. Compare the resulting number with your household income.

B. For Service-connected Disability:

Applicants must provide proof of a service-connected disability, such as:

  • A current veteran health identification card.
  • A VA benefit summary letter or award letter.
  • If none of the above proofs are available, some other evidence demonstrating a service-connected disability.

C. For Non-violent Marijuana Offense:

Relevant documentation includes:

  • An arrest record.
  • An FBI background check.
  • A judgment of conviction or certificate of expungement.
  • Proof of relationship (if the conviction pertains to a parent, guardian, or spouse).

D. For Residency in a High-Poverty, High-Unemployment, or High-Incarceration ZIP Code:

Applicants must provide proof of residence such as:

  • Utility bills dated within the last four months.
  • A current residential lease or mortgage.
  • Recent real or personal property taxes.
  • Proof that the ZIP code or census tract meets the poverty or unemployment criteria.

E. For Graduation from an Unaccredited School District:

Necessary documentation includes:

  • Confirmation that the school district was unaccredited at the time of graduation.
  • A certified copy of the applicant’s high school diploma or a letter from the high school confirming graduation.

F. For Residency in a ZIP Code with an Unaccredited School District:

Required documentation involves:

  • Confirmation from the school district or a state accrediting authority that the district was unaccredited during the claimed residency period.
  • Proofs of residency for three of the past five years (such as utility bills, leases, mortgages, or property taxes).

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CANNABIS CULTIVATOR LICENSE

The holder of an Cannabis Cultivator license is permitted to cultivate, harvest, dry/trim, and cure cannabis. They may hold a Cannabis Processor license and a Cannabis Distributor license. Similar licenses include the Cannabis Micro-business and Nursery license.

CANNABIS PROCESSOR LICENSE

A holder of an Cannabis Processor license is permitted to buy, store, and process cannabis (i.e. perform cannabis extraction or the infusion into edible cannabis products). They may also sell cannabis products to licensed distributors.

CANNABIS RETAIL DISPENSARY LICENSE

A holder of a Cannabis Retail Dispensary license is permitted to buy cannabis products to licensed Cannabis Distributors and sell to the public in their Adult-Use Cannabis Retail Dispensary store. Click the button below to learn how to get a weed license!

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CANNABIS DISTRIBUTOR LICENSE

A holder of an Cannabis Distributor license is permitted to buy, store, and sell cannabis products from Cannabis Processors At least 21 years of age; A U.S. citizen or permanent resident; Have a motorized vehicle; Have no major felony convictions.

CANNABIS CONSUMPTION LOUNGE

A cannabis consumption lounge is a legal, controlled environment where adults can consume cannabis products. Starting such a venture requires a thorough understanding of complex regulations, for which a consultant can be invaluable. They help refine your business plan, navigate local and national laws, assist with the application process, and ensure ongoing compliance after securing the license. Their expertise enables you to create a legally sound, operationally feasible, and successful lounge, helping you transform your vision into reality while reducing the burden of compliance and licensing issues. Their support is an essential asset in launching and maintaining your cannabis lounge business.

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CANNABIS ANALYTICAL TESTING LICENSE

The Cannabis Laboratory Analytical Testing license is needed for individuals and corporations who wish to possess cannabis and to alter the chemical or physical properties of cannabis for testing purposes. Before applying, it’s important to determine if this license is needed, as the applicant may already be authorized to conduct analytical testing activities under the terms of an existing license (e.g., in-house testing for THC and CBD). Analytical testing may include but is not limited to testing for chemical and microbial contaminants, cannabinoid content, dissolution/disintegration, sterility, stability and pesticides, including assurance that requirements are being met by license holders bound by the cannabis mandatory testing requirements. Cannabis Laboratories often require ISO17025 certification to apply!

Pre-License Services

CannDelta can help you determine the right location for your cannabis facility or your site. Popular services include: Site Suitability, Regulatory Due Diligence, Leases, Mergers & Acquisitions, Audits, Floor Plan Design and Site Layout, Process Flow, Physical Security, and more. All of these services are standard in our turn-key cannabis application packages for new applicants.

Get help with turn-key licensing cannabis application. CannDelta will assist you with obtaining permits and provide consulting support for all cannabis license types.

CannDelta writes customized SOPs, and will train your team on industry best-practices and regulations. This includes training for Quality Management Systems (QMS), Deviations, Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA) reports, regulatory audits, and cannabis security protocols.

We can create customized business plans to help forecast your company’s success and predict when you will receive a return on your investment. Our plans contain pitch decks & customized logos, branding, and a marketing plan.

LIcense application Types

A medical cannabis cultivator license allows for the holder to acquire, grow, cultivate, and harvest medical cannabis in an indoor, enclosed, locked, and secure area. The terms “cannabis cultivator”, “cultivator”, or “micro-cultivator” also have the same meaning.

Cannabis manufacturers and processors are responsible for converting raw cannabis plant material into a variety of products for the cannabis market. Some of the activities permitted for a cannabis manufacturer and processor may include:

  1. Extraction: This involves the use of solvents or other methods to extract cannabinoids and other compounds from the cannabis plant, which can then be used to create a wide range of products, including oils, tinctures, and concentrates.

  2. Infusion: This process involves adding cannabis extracts or oils to a variety of products, such as edibles, beverages, and topical products.

  3. Packaging and labeling: Cannabis manufacturers and processors are responsible for packaging and labeling their products in compliance with state and local regulations. This includes ensuring that all product labels are accurate and contain the required information.

  4. Testing: Cannabis manufacturers and processors are required to test their products for potency, purity, and safety before they can be sold to the public. This is to ensure that products are safe for consumers to use and meet the standards set by regulatory agencies.

 

A cannabis dispensary is permitted to sell cannabis products to customers who are of legal age, and may also be permitted to offer additional services such as educational resources, consultations with staff, and delivery services. However, it’s important to note that the activities allowed for a cannabis dispensary will be subject to local laws and regulations, and may also be subject to licensing requirements and other restrictions

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