Missouri Revokes Licenses for Overdue Medical Hashish Operators

Missouri medical cannabis regulators are revoking the licenses of some companies that failed to meet their one-year opening deadline and received no renewals.

Previously revoked permits include a handful of marijuana makers, transportation and testing companies, the Springfield News leader said, citing government records.

A state official told the newspaper that the revoked licenses were “all for failing an inspection at the start of the required date.”

More could come, said the official.

Missouri’s MMJ program has been hampered by delays and hundreds of appeals from unsuccessful applicants. Revoking licenses would open up opportunities for other applicants.

But the situation has also caused setbacks, and regulators have extended the deadlines to around 260 of the state’s 370 licensed companies. The extensions were based on the circumstances of individual companies.

According to a trade group representative quoted by the News Leader, most companies blamed the COVID-19 pandemic and difficulties in raising capital for delays in getting started.

Missouri’s MMJ program kicked off in mid-October 2020, but cumulative sales had hit just $ 19.8 million as of March 12, according to the state.

As of March 12, Missouri had the following types of medical marijuana companies operating:

  • 60 pharmacies.
  • 17 cultivators.
  • 8 manufacturers.
  • 8 vans.
  • 4 test laboratories.

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