The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) announced Sept. 26 that a medical cannabis testing facility passed its commencement inspection, according to a press release.
Now that a testing facility has received final approval, the state’s medical cannabis supply chain is fully operational with cultivation, dispensary and testing facilities.
“We appreciate how hard these businesses have worked to become operational,” DHSS Director of the Section for Medical Marijuana Regulation Lyndall Fraker said in a public statement. “These facilities have made it through a demanding review, and we look forward to their success in providing safe access to medical marijuana in Missouri.”
Medical cannabis sales are expected to launch soon, according to the announcement.
“The implementation of this program has been efficient yet thorough,” DHSS Director Dr. Randall Williams said in a public statement. “Much has been said in recent months of how rigorous our compliance processes are, and Missourians should be assured that this industry will be well-regulated, just as Article XIV and Missouri voters envisioned."