According to the Springfield News Leader on March 19, 2019, it will be a while before actual products including THC will be available to Missouri's Medically-approved Marijuana patients.
It seems that it will take quite a while for the state to determine who will receive licenses for grow, cultivate and sell and they have had literally hundreds of applications. And they won't begin reviewing them until August 3, 2018. Then of course, the seed have to be planted, cared for and ultimately processed and tested for selling.
The state plans of issuing a different number of licenses, depending on which area of marijuana a company is wanting to deal in. They will, for now, issue 60 cultivations, 86 processing and 192 dispensary licenses. (Missouri Business Daily, APril 29, 2019).
In the meantime, CBD from hemp stores are seemingly everywhere! I have enjoyed touring several in the KC area and have purchased many oils, lotions and even tea! SO far, each route has offered some benefit for me with connective tissue disease pain. Looking forward to the future!
Amy McDonald is a graduate of the University of Missouri Sinclair School Nursing. She also earned a BA in Media Communications from Truman State University, Kirksville and a MS in Social Gerontology from University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg.