Cannabis Information by State: Missouri

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Like most states, Missouri requires a state license to engage in commercial cannabis activity. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, also known as the DHSS, regulates the Missouri medical marijuana program.

Types of Licenses include:

  • Cultivation
  • Manufacturing
  • Dispensary
  • Transportation
  • Laboratory Testing

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Regulations and Compliance

The DHSS requires all licensees to use Metrc’s seed to sale tracking system to ensure that medical cannabis/cannabis products are safely tracked and monitored prior to sale.

Companies who engage in commercial cannabis activity must use Metrc, the state-designated cannabis tracking system, to track, record, and report inventory. 

Because remaining compliant includes tracking and reporting everything down to the gram, automation is essential for saving time and cutting costs. Implementing an ERP system designed for the regulations and supply chain of the cannabis industry will help your business survive and thrive.

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Packaging and Labeling

Medical Marijuana must be packaged and labeled according to state defined laws.

Packaging or labels cannot be false or misleading. They cannot be desiend to appeal to a minor.

Cannabis and cannabis-infused products must:

  • Be labeled with: “Marijuana” or a “Marijuana-infused Product” and “Warning: Cognitive and physical impairment may result from the use of Marijuana”
  • Be packaged in opaque, resealable, and child-resistant packaging
  • Include a label with the total weight of the marijuana in the package; the dosage amounts, instructions for use, and estimated length of effect; the concentration of THC, THCA, CBD, CBA, and CBN per dosage; active and inactive ingredients; and expiration date
  • Not have any designs or illustrations that obscure the required information

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Business and Advertising

Since the state of Missouri currently only offers medical cannabis, advertising is severely strict. Cannabis companies may not display cannabis, cannabis accessories, or advertisements that can be witnessed by the general public outside of the actual dispensary. Moreover, any signage that is visible to the outside public can only contain the name of the business, address, phone number as well as website. It is not allowed to contain any images of cannabis, cannabis accessories, or suggestive images associated with cannabis such as smoke. Promotions and coupons are also prohibited. 

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*Disclaimer: Cannabis laws vary by state and are subject to frequent changes. This article is intended to provide general information and is not a substitute for legal counsel or binding business advice. Please consider consulting a Missouri lawyer for more information. 

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