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Agenda Title:

Medical Marijuana Overview
Executive Summary:

At the June 3, 2019 City Council meeting, the Council requested a study session on Medical Marijuana prior to considering the UDO Amendment related to Medical Marijuana.  Staff will provide an overview of the Medical Marijuana regulations.

 

 

Background:

On November 6, 2018 the voters of Missouri approved Amendment 2 to the Missouri Constitution which legalizes medical marijuana in Missouri.  Under Amendment 2, the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services (DHSS) was tasked with administering and implementing the provisions of Amendment 2.  This includes:

  • Issuing registrations to qualified patients and their primary caregivers.
  • Licensing and certification of medical marijuana cultivation facilities.
  • Licensing and certification of medical marijuana dispensary facilities.
  • Licensing and certification of medical marijuana-infused products manufacturing facilities.
  • Licensing and certification of medical marijuana testing facilities.

Local governments are allowed to “regulate the time, place and manner” of medical marijuana facilities.  Local governments cannot place “unduly burdensome” ordinances or regulations on these facilities.


Department:          Community DevelopmentContact Person:          Tom Scannell


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