by: Alissa Nelson, Missouri Net
The state has chosen to license 60 businesses to grow medical marijuana in Missouri. More than 550 applications were submitted to grow the plants for medical use. The applicants licensed are the top-scoring ones meeting all eligibility requirements in a blind process.
If demand increases, the state has the power to license more sites. Sales are expected to begin next spring.
One of the 60 businesses chosen is in the Lakes Region with Holistic Missouri LLC located in Cassville being among the selected. There were several other applications in the Lake Region that were denied which include businesses in Branson, Galena, Hollister, and Taneyville. To view all of the applicants approved or denied throughout the state, click here.