Rural Ozarks: At least 70 'pre-filed' applications as companies seek marijuana licenses – Springfield News-Leader

CLOSE Story Highlights More than 550 pre-filed applications have come in so far from companies hoping to sell marijuana in Missouri. “Anticipated facility locations” for dispensaries or grow operations could still change.

This map published by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services shows the counties where people and companies have sent “pre-filed” application forms for marijuana dispensary business licenses. At least 70 are tied to locations in the rural Ozarks. (Photo: Missouri DHSS)

On Wednesday, Missouri officials released a list of “pre-filed” application forms that have come in so far from people and companies seeking state licenses to sell or grow marijuana under Amendment 2.

Amendment 2 calls for a medical marijuana system including a minimum of 192 dispensaries, 61 cultivation licenses and 82 infused-product manufacturer licenses, and the Missouri health department has said it will license as many as 10 testing facilities.

While many of the applicants are concentrated in Kansas City, St. Louis and Springfield, 70 forms have come in from smaller communities across the Ozarks. These rural applicants have filed paperwork for every type of license, with the exception of testing.

The list is tentative: The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services begins taking full applications Aug. 3, concluding Aug. 17.

In a Wednesday afternoon Twitter post, the department noted that “anticipated” facility locations are not finalized until companies finish filing their applications in August. Companies could change the location where they plan to operate a licensed business or decide not to complete an application at all.


Applicant: Michael K. Johnson

Company Legal Name: Not provided to DHSS Mailing Address Location: Springfield Type of License: Cultivation Anticipated Facility Location:

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