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Department of Health & Senior Services Update

Amendment 2 became law by a two-thirds majority of Missouri voters on November 6, 2018.

Article XVI amended the Missouri’s constitution on December 6, 2018 and allows possession, cultivation, retail sales, manufacturing, testing and transport of legal medical marijuana.

The Missouri Cannabis Industry Association supports a successful implementation of XVI by supporting, educating and representing our members. A timeline of implementation deadlines from the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) displays below. MCIA will provide updates with the latest information released by the DHSS.

An information and FAQs page has been recently published on the DHSS website showing benchmarks and addressing questions about implementation of XVI. The timeline begins on Dec. 6, 2018. Important dates to remember are as follows:

Jan. 5, 2019 – Pre-filed application fees accepted by DHSS.
June 4, 2019 – Application forms and instructions available.
July 4, 2019 – Applications for identification cards accepted.
Aug. 3, 2019 – Facility applications accepted.


Department of Health and Senior Services TimelineAn email address has also been added to the DHSS website to send comments or request more information: MedicalMarijuanainfo@health.mo.gov. Here are the contact phone numbers for DHSS: Office Phone: 573-751-6400, Fax: 573-751-6010.

DHSS Information Page on XVI.

Frequently EditAsked Questions available at the DHSS website

DHSS Pre-Filling Application Fees Form (Fillable)

DHSS Emergency Rule


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