Missouri Medical Cannabis License Solutions

The Cannabis License Experts (or CLE) experienced team will help you to get your Missouri cannabis license faster and with an unmatched success rate. Having to repeat your Missouri Cannabis License application process will set your business back by months and significantly impact your earnings potential. Let us show you how we’ll help you on your path to a Missouri Cannabis License and much more by booking your free consultation today.
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Missouri Cannabis Market Overview

Relatively new to legalization, cannabis in Missouri allows multiple licenses per owner/company of non-publicly traded entities with vertical integration available. With a focus on expanding adult use and several large MSO operators joining via M&A, the Missouri cannabis market is just getting started. The state has a major metropolitan area in Kansas City and the presence of professional sports that expand into neighboring Kansas. Missouri is one of the few Midwestern states offering such an extensive selection of operators for newly joining the post prohibition era in 2019. As of February 2022, he total active patient count in Missouri is 165,763 which is over double of the number of recorded patients a year ago.

Missouri's Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is responsible for issuing Missouri cannabis licenses to qualified patients and all facilities serving the medical cannabis space.

Book a free consultation today to learn more about cannabis in Missouri and how Cannabis License Experts can assist you and your team on your path to Missouri cannabis licenses.
Note 1: As of January 7, 2022, the total number of active licensed/certified facilities requiring a Commencement Inspection is 385.
41
Cultivation
181
Retail Storefront
20
Delivery
8
Lab Testing
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Manufacturing
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Missouri Cannabis Market Overview

Relatively new to legalization, cannabis in Missouri allows multiple licenses per owner/company of non-publicly traded entities with vertical integration available. With a focus on expanding adult use and several large MSO operators joining via M&A, the Missouri cannabis market is just getting started. The state has a major metropolitan area in Kansas City and the presence of professional sports that expand into neighboring Kansas. Missouri is one of the few Midwestern states offering such an extensive selection of operators for newly joining the post prohibition era in 2019. As of February 2022, he total active patient count in Missouri is 165,763 which is over double of the number of recorded patients a year ago.

Missouri's Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is responsible for issuing Missouri cannabis licenses to qualified patients and all facilities serving the medical cannabis space.

Book a free consultation today to learn more about cannabis in Missouri and how Cannabis License Experts can assist you and your team on your path to Missouri cannabis licenses.

Missouri Cannabis Licensing Requirements, Timelines, and Selection Processes

The DHSS awarded the first 192 dispensary licenses in January 2020. Up to 5 Missouri cannabis dispensary licenses, and/or 3 cultivation licenses, and/or 3 manufacturing licenses may be issued to “any entity under substantially common control, ownership, or management.” Product types include flower, edibles, tinctures, and oil. The Missouri cannabis application period has closed for cultivation, testing, manufacturing and dispensary license. All complete Missouri cannabis applications received by the department submitted during the application time period will be approved or denied within one hundred fifty (150) days of complete submission. If the number of Missouri cannabis applicants is greater than the number of dispensary licenses available, the DHSS will determine the most suitable candidates by scoring and ranking Missouri cannabis applicants. Pursuant to 19 CSR 30-95.040(1)(B)4, “the department will notify an applicant if an application is incomplete and will specify in the notification what information is missing” from the application. Filing an Appeal to the administrative hearing commission under 19 CSR 30-95.025 requires a petition.
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Brian and Kalpna at Cannabis License Experts were very pleasant, informative, and knowledgeable regarding licensing. They helped us fill out all the forms needed and guided us through the entire process. I am sure that without their guidance our application would still be in process, or have been dismissed because of some missing information.

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    Cannabis in Missouri Financial Requirements

    Common for most jurisdictions as a mandatory component of the Missouri cannabis application is the requirement for a minimum amount of liquid cash on hand. This ensures that applicants have the financial wherewithal from the licensing process through to the initial 2-5 years of operation. General requirements for Missouri cannabis license applications include bank statements, CPA letters, Letter of Credit, or similar documentation. Additionally, a 2-3 year Pro Forma is also submitted as a component of the formal Business Plan. The Missouri cannabis license application fee for growers and processors ranges from $10,000 to $25,000. The Missouri cannabis license application fee for dispensaries and infused product manufacturing facilities is $6,000 to $10,000

    Missouri Cannabis License Types

    *There are specific cannabis licenses available in Missouri for cultivation, dispensary, manufacturing, testing, and transportation.
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    Total # of Missouri Cannabis Licenses
    Requested: 333
    Approved: 308
    In Progress: 23
    Basic Demographic Information
    Resources include the US Census Bureau, City-Data.com, and any additional relevant resources.
    Total # of Counties114
    Total # of Cities1,227 cities, towns, and villages, and 1,897 special districts
    Population in 20194,95,327
    Note: Facilities found not ready to pass the Commencement Inspection process are set aside until ready.

    Kansas City

    35
    Median Age
    $55K
    Medial Income
    $168
    Median Home Price
    $980/Month
    Fair Market Rent

    St. Louis

    36

    Median Age

    $47K

    Medical Income

    $150K

    Median Home Price

    $828M

    Fair Market Rent

    3,00,576

    Country Population in 2019

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    Missouri Cannabis Business Climate

    Overall, the majority of the state has embraced the formal legalization of Missouri cannabis for both medical and recreational use. With few notable exceptions, licensing of all Missouri cannabis operations continues to be moving at a reasonable pace.

    The Show-Me State is ranked within the top 25 in categories including access to capital, startup activity, taxes, cost of living, labor market, quality of life, and cost of starting a business. From a business climate that encourages growth to a highly skilled workforce to an exceptional transportation and infrastructure system, the state offers a variety of unique business advantages. Missouri has a large, highly-skilled workforce with a business environment proven to help businesses grow and succeed. Additionally, the state has ranked 1st in corporate facilities and expansions in the West North Central region and one of the Top 15 fastest growing states for tech jobs four years in a row.

    Real Estate & Zoning

    Consideration for regional and local zoning with regard to allowed proximity to certain business types, schools, and other prohibited areas. In July 2019, The City of Kansas City, Mo. City Council approved a medical marijuana regulation ordinance to regulate medical marijuana businesses within the city limits. When choosing a Missouri cannabis dispensary location, regulations state that your facility must be at least 1,000 feet from an elementary or secondary school, daycare, or church.
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    One-Stop Business Solutions Provider

    When you partner with CLE, you are able to leverage our proven knowledge and best industry resources to provide you a complete Cannabis Business Solution.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Cannabis cultivation is the process of growing cannabis within a regulated environment for the consumption via a medical or adult-use cannabis program. Generally cultivation refers to the agricultural activities associated with the propagation and growing of cannabis. Cannabis processing is when you manufacture finished cannabis products, packaging of dried flowers or manufacture and package cannabis-based products (i.e. extracts, edibles, and topicals). To be able to produce cannabis and cannabis derived products commercially a specific license is required, requirements depend on the state in which you are locating this business.

    The fees for a cannabis cultivation license vary greatly depending on the state in which the facility is to be located. Also facility build out costs vary greatly depending on the type of cannabis cultivation facility (indoor, mixed-light green house, outdoor). Depending on the facility type a cultivation facility can range from 2 million to 20 million dollars. 

    The maximum number of licenses that an organization, or individual can own or have financial interest in is limited to 5 medical dispensary licenses, 3 medical cannabis cultivation licenses, and 3 medical cannabis processor licenses. 

    Per Missouri’s medical cannabis regulations, 192 medical cannabis dispensaries were licensed in the first round of applications for medical cannabis facility licenses. However due to Missouri’s application review appeal process multiple licenses were granted in addition to the originally approved 192. At the time of this report, 202 medical cannabis dispensary licenses are listed on Missouri’s DHSS website. 

    Yes, licensed medical cannabis dispensaries are permitted to deliver medical cannabis to licensed medical cannabis patients. To learn more about how to obtain approval to deliver medical cannabis please book a consultation with the Cannabis License Experts team. 

    Don't Know Where To Begin? Get Started Now

    Applying for a Medical Cannabis License in Missouri and unsure where to start?
    Currently the Missouri cannabis application period for licensing in Missouri is closed. New licensing opportunities will come either through the expansion of the existing medical program or the legalization of adult-use cannabis within the state. Now is the time to get ahead of the process by defining your business. CLE can develop a preliminary business and feasibility plan to help give an understanding of business viability within the Missouri cannabis market and give a head start in this process.
    In order to get started, reach out to one of our regulatory experts today to learn more about Cannabis Business Solutions.
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