Application Process For Medical Marijuana Patients In Missouri Opens Ahead Of Schedule

DHSS said there was no reason to wait until July 4th for patients

The online application process for qualifying medical marijuana patients and caregivers opened Friday, six days ahead of schedule. 

The deadline given to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services was set for July 4, as was outlined in the constitutional amendment approved by voters last fall.

DHSS public information officer Lisa Cox says the medical marijuana regulation staff was simply ahead of schedule. 

“We were able to start building our staff for this program, and we’ve got the IT and vendor portions in place,” says Cox. 

According to Cox, there was no reason to wait until July 4 to get patients and caregivers into the system.

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