Missouri Entrepreneurs: Medical Marijuana License Fees Accepted in January 2019 and First Sale Slated for January 2020

Missourians successfully voted to adopt Amendment 2 on November 3, 2018, which legalizes the cultivation, processing, sale and possession of medical marijuana for qualifying conditions. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has issued guidance and a timeline for the licensing and implementation of the medical marijuana dispensary by January 1, 2020. The DHSS has outlined the following milestone.

  • January 1, 2019 - The DHSS will accept marijuana license fees for cultivation, manufacturing, testing, transportation, seed-to-sale, or dispensing facility licenses

    • Cultivation Facilities require a $10,000 non-refundable application fee and a $25,000 annual fee.

    • Dispensary Facilities require a $6,000 non-refundable application fee and a $10,000 annual fee.

    • Medical marijuana-infused manufacturing facilities require a $6,000 non-refundable application fee and a $10,000 annual fee.

  • July 4, 2019 - Application forms available for qualifying patients and primary caregivers, and online acceptance.

  • August 3, 2019 - The DHSS will accept applications for cultivation, manufacturing, testing, transportation, seed-to-sale, or dispensing facility licenses, and approval will be provided within 150 days of receipt

  • January 2020 - Medical marijuana will be available for sale