Over a dozen St. Louis-area marijuana grow facilities approved

60 out of 550+ applications in Missouri were granted licenses.

Elise Rich
December 27, 2019 - 4:24 am

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMOX) — People who applied to be some of the first Medical Marijuana cultivators in Missouri found out this week if they were approved or denied.

Over 550 applicants applied and 60 were approved by the Missouri  Department of Health and Human Services. The 60 facilities being licensed are the top-scoring facilities that meet all eligibility requirements as prescribed by the program rules.

Lyndall Fraker, director of the section of Medical Marijuana Regulation tells KMOX regulators employed a ‘blind’ application scorer who had no access to applicants' identifying information.

Growers are limited to 2,800 plants and can grow indoor or outdoor.

One location, run by Be-Leaf Medical, will be in the Lemp Brewery complex. Locations in Eureka, Festus, Florissant, and Perryville were granted licenses.

For a complete list of locations approved by the state of Missouri, click here.

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