Welcome to the Missouri Cannabis Industry Association. We are a group of business owners and entrepreneurs from all walks of life with one thing which unites us, the social responsibility to advance the medical cannabis industry in Missouri. The MCIA will be the go-to organization for the Missouri legislature as they craft the regulations for this new industry. We hope to play a pivotal role in this process, working hand in hand with the politicians, reconciling politics with business.

Thanks for Attending Our MCIA Sponsored Webinar

Legal Concepts: from Cannabis Businesses to Homegrow

The Evolution Magazine Stay@Home Grow SeriesDo you have legal questions concerning your cannabis business or homegrow? If you missed our online broadcast, you can view the presentation here. Watch the FREE presentation by Parachini Law, LLC brought to you by the Missouri Cannabis Industry Association, Missouri’s voice for cannabis businesses, patients, and caregivers.

Mark Parachini, JD, CPA, MBA

Mark Parachini, Parachini Law, LLC

The Missouri Cannabis Industry Association is a proud sponsor this Grow At Home Series presentation by The Evolution Magazine. MCIA is striving to encourage the largest, most robust cannabis industry possible that we can realize in Missouri and believe that this industry should be of Missourians and for Missourians.

The industry we envision would allow for a diverse variety of locally owned businesses to facilitate access to quality medicine at affordable prices. MCIA recognizes the value of the patients and caregivers that make up the core of the industry and would like to see you add your voice to our cause by becoming a member.Evolution-Magazine-Circle Logo

Check out MOCIA.org for more information on membership, rates, benefits, and discounts. Stay tuned for our Parachini Law presentation later this month regarding the launch of our Certified Caregiver Program and our discussion of key legal concepts that affect you.


The Missouri Cannabis Industry Association (MCIA) recognizes the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as a catastrophic event and urges its members to follow the guidance of federal, state, and local health agencies in responding to the outbreak.

In concert with this guidance, we have responded by cancelling MCIA scheduled in-person meetings, events, and participation in other events until restrictions are lifted. Recognizing that it is critical to stay engaged in the administrative and political process of implementing Medical Marijuana to ensure patients have access to medicine, MCIA will continue to conduct our business utilizing our online collaborative communication tools.

We would like to assure our members that MCIA is sound and remains committed to our mission to see that patients’ needs are served by caregivers and a competitive commercial market. If there are ways we can be of help to our members, please let us know.

Dave Bennett, President
Missouri Cannabis Industry Association

Join MCIA online for new webinars, events, and meetings.

MCIA is planning online industry events during the pandemic threat to keep everyone safe from large in-person gatherings. Join us online as we continue to build a vibrant new cannabis industry in Missouri. We’ll post notices of upcoming events on our web page and social media here.

Columbia Medical Marijuana Patient & Caregiver Seminar Agenda

MCIA is bringing together a unique group of medical marijuana experts to cover every aspect of Missouri’s new Medical Marijuana Law. This educational event will help you take full advantage of your rights as a patient, home cultivator, or caregiver.

Seminar Agenda
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Registration Opens & Networking
1:00 pm – 1:10 pm
Moderator: Welcome by Dan Viets, JD,
MCIA Board Chair, NAM President, MO NORML Coordinator, MO Lawyer of the Year
1:10 pm – 1:30 pm
Dan Viets, JD,
“Compliance and legal issues in the home cannabis environment.”
1:30 pm – 1:40 pm
1:40 pm – 2:35 pm
Mimi Vo, M.D.
“An introduction to Medical Cannabis science and available research, and how to obtain a Medical Marijuana Patient card in Missouri.”
2:35 pm – 3:10 pm
3:10 pm – 4:05 pm
Panel Discussion: Steve Faber Moderator, “Basic and advanced home cultivation: everything you need to know”
Don Willman, Jacob Faber, Dave Bennett, Colton Ledford and Eric McSwain
4:05 pm – 4:15 pm
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Panel Discussion: Steve Faber Moderator, “Medicating, dosing, and pain management with cannabis.”
Emily Branch, Green Clinics ▪ Chris Wildrick, Herbal Remedies Dispensary ▪ Sheila Dundon, RN, MSPH
5:00 pm – 5:05 pm
5:05 pm – 5:55 pm
Keynote Speaker: Lyndall Fraker, Missouri Director of Medical Marijuana
“Rules and regulations for home cultivators and caregivers.”
5:55 pm – 6:00 pm
Moderator: Closing Remarks, Dan Viets, JD
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Social Networking & After Party
Social hour with hearty appetizers, refreshments, exhibitors, and music by Romani Blue
12:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Patient Certifications: Green Clinics ▪ Green Health Docs
Patient Certifications* will be available from licensed Missouri Physicians throughout the seminar.
*A separate fee is required for patient certifications. Check with Green Clinics or Green Health Docs in the library area for scheduling. Your medical records may be required for certification.
Ayden’s Alliance will help patients upload certification documents to DHSS after they are certified.
The conference agenda, including scheduled speakers, discussion panels, start and end times of each session, is subject to change. Check with conference officials for any last minute changes to the agenda.

Department of Health & Senior Services

Amendment 2 became law by a two-thirds majority of Missouri voters on November 6, 2018. Article XVI amended Missouri’s constitution on December 6, 2018 and allows possession, cultivation, retail sales, manufacturing, testing and transport of legal medical marijuana.

A timeline of implementation deadlines from the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) displays below.


Department of Health and Senior Services Timeline

An Information and FAQs page has been published on the DHSS website showing deadlines and addressing questions about implementation of XIV.
MCIA Board Meeting Event

August Online Presentation
Date: August 27, 2020
Location: Online Via Link
Link Request: Link Request
Time: 6:30 pm Start Time
MCIA’s next online event will be with the CannaCare Team featuring April Hatch and Heidi. Our theme title is Safe Canna-Sumption and Clean Cultivation.  MCIA will continue holding regularly scheduled online meetings for the membership and general public until the Covid-19 threat subsides. If you have any pertinent subjects you would like the board to consider, please send them to Dave Bennett, President, at dbennett@mocia.org.

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