Missourians upset over out-of-state presence in medical marijuana industry

Missouri’s new medical marijuana industry will include a big player from Pennsylvania, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Justice Grown received 11 licenses in total — the most of any medical marijuana business in the state.

A number of other large, out-of-state companies also won multiple licenses of the 338 available.

Hundreds of applicants are claiming there were scoring discrepancies and conflicts of interest.

Missouri law requires that applicants have 51% ownership by a Missourian, as well as relevant experience.

This led many Missourians to partner with out-of-state companies. Now, some applicants are upset.

“This is a life-long dream and I’m not going to let it go. It is a moment in history that we’re not going to let pass by,” Tim McCorkle, a denied applicant told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.


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