Businesses that applied to operate some form of medical marijuana facility in Jefferson County should find out soon if they will receive a state license.
On Dec. 5, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) announced a tentative timeline for when the agency will inform companies whether they will receive a license, including those looking to operate a testing, transportation, cultivation, infused-product manufacturing, dispensary, or seed-to-sale business.
The DHSS is reviewing 2,272 statewide applications, and 38 of those are from businesses looking to operate in Jefferson County.
The majority of businesses seeking a state license to operate in Jefferson County are for dispensaries, with 25 of those sites proposed. Six applications are for cultivation facilities, five applications are for manufacturing facilities, one is for a testing lab and one is for a transportation facility, according to the DHSS.
The following is the schedule for when licenses are expected to be issued:
■ Testing facilities: approximately Dec. 19.
■ Transportation facilities: approximately Dec. 23.
■ Cultivation facilities: approximately Dec. 26.
■ Infused products manufacturing facilities: approximately Jan. 10, 2020.
■ Dispensary facilities: approximately Jan. 24, 2020.
■ Seed to sale: Jan. 31, 2020.
The DHSS will announce the licenses through press releases and on its website, and it will notify licensees through email.
“We look forward to working with all licensed entities as we begin to build a safe and compliant medical marijuana industry in Missouri,” said Lyndall Fraker, director of the Section for Medical Marijuana Regulation.
Missouri will award 348 business facility licenses. The applications are set to be “blind scored” by a Nevada-based company, Wise Health Solutions.
The DHSS said each facility application must be approved or denied within 150 days of the date on which the application was considered complete.
“The high level of interest from patients and facility applicants has presented unique challenges for our team as they have implemented the constitutional amendment which will make medical marijuana available to qualified patients in Missouri,” said Dr. Randall Williams, director of DHSS. “I am pleased to report that we have been true to our goal of keeping patients first by moving the program forward as efficiently as possible.”
As of Dec. 6, the state of Missouri had approved medical marijuana cards for 23,409 applicants, according to the DHSS.
The following is a list of the companies that applied for a state license to operate a medical marijuana facility in Jefferson County, along with the type of facility and the company’s address:
■ Bright Green Missouri LLC, cultivator, 5601 Hwy. 61-67, Imperial.
■ CMOY LLC, cultivator, 1255-1275 N. Truman Blvd., Festus.
■ Festus 1140 LLC, cultivator, 1140 Huber St., Festus.
■ Green Licious Cultivation LLC, cultivator, 6850 Hwy. 61-67, Imperial.
■ Missouri Marijuana Group LLC, cultivator, 2753 Flucom Road, De Soto.
■ North Medical Group LLC Cult 01, cultivator, 9001 Hensley Road, Hillsboro.
■ Bright Green Missouri LLC, dispensary, 1001 Main St., Imperial.
■ Bright Green Missouri LLC, dispensary, 1189 Scenic Drive, Herculaneum.
■ Burnie’s Dispensary LLC, dispensary, 6850 Hwy. 61-67, Imperial.
■ CBDED LLC, dispensary, 8771 Commercial Blvd., Pevely.
■ CMOY LLC, dispensary, 521 N. Truman Blvd., Crystal City.
■ Curador Wellness 940 LLC, dispensary, 944 Jeffco Blvd., Arnold.
■ Generations LLC, dispensary, 1671 Jeffco Blvd., Arnold.
■ Green To Cure Inc., dispensary, 1535 McNutt St., Herculaneum.
■ Green To Cure Inc., dispensary, 1230 Abbey Lane, Pevely.
■ Green Cloud LLC, dispensary, 376 Festus Centre Drive, Festus.
■ Greener Grass LLC, dispensary, 2107 Hwy. 67, Festus.
■ Greenhouse Releaf LLC, dispensary, 38 Main St., Festus.
■ Greenhouse Releaf LLC, dispensary, 418 S. Main St., De Soto.
■ HCSTL LLC dispensary, 2302 N. Truman Blvd., Crystal City.
■ Med West Metro LLC, dispensary, 537 Jeffco Blvd., Arnold.
■ Missouri Medical Marijuana Collective, dispensary, 622 Collins Drive, Festus.
■ Nirvana Bliss I LLC, dispensary, 2285 Hwy. 67 South, Festus.
■ North Medical Group LLC, dispensary, 4183 Jeffco Blvd., Arnold.
■ North Medical Group LLC, dispensary, 801 Collins Drive, Festus.
■ North Medical Group LLC, dispensary, 1709 Hwy. Z, Pevely.
■ North Medical Group LLC, dispensary, 929 Peachtree Plaza Drive, Hillsboro.
■ Occidental Group Inc., dispensary, 1168 W. Gannon Drive, Festus.
■ SB Dispensary Holdings LLC, dispensary, 2700 Jeffco Blvd, Arnold.
■ Terra Leaf LLC, dispensary, 3874 Vogel Road, Arnold.
■ VG Imperial LLC, dispensary, 1229 Main St., Imperial.
■ 5150 Processing LLC, manufacturing, 2285 S. Hwy. 67, Festus.
■ Bright Green Missouri LLC, manufacturing, 5601 Hwy. 61-67, Imperial.
■ CMOY LLC, manufacturing, 1255-1275 N. Truman Blvd, Festus.
■ Missouri Marijuana Group LLC, manufacturing, 2753 Flucom Road, De Soto.
■ North Medical Group LLC MIP, manufacturing, 9001 Hensley Road, Hillsboro.
■ GCA Inc., testing lab, 1535 McNutt St., Herculaneum.
■ Bold Lane Logistics LLC, transporter, 2285 Hwy. 67, Festus.