Missouri’s Draft Rules 

Missouri’s State Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has released draft regulations for the adult-use market and opened a public comment period, reported Marijuana Moment.

The DHHS has been working on the rules since August after it was confirmed legalization would be on the ballot. Applications for up to 144 micro-business licenses will be accepted starting in June 2023. Officials expect the first recreational retailers to be licensed for selling by February 2023.

“We are pleased that the Department has moved quickly to get draft rules out for public comment,” said John Payne, campaign manager of Legal Missouri 2022. “They are clearly committed to meeting the deadlines in Amendment 3 and creating a successful adult use program here in Missouri, and we look forward to working with them on implementation.”

According to the regulations, there will be up to 192 combined medical cannabis and “comprehensive” dispensary …

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