The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received 23 applications from companies seeking to open medical marijuana dispensaries, manufacturing or cultivation facilities in Adair County, according to records reviewed by the Kirksville Daily Express.
More than 300 applications for those facilities – as well as testing laboratories – were submitted within Missouri’s 6th Congressional District, along with nearly 2,200 across the entire state.
Those numbers are important because the licenses awarded will be something of a numbers game for the state. When Missourians in 2018 passed Amendment 2 to legalize medical marijuana, the amendment text set minimums for the number of each kind of facility. DHSS has taken that information and established maximums – licenses will be awarded to no more than 24 dispensaries within each congressional district, no more than 60 cultivation facilities in the state, no more than 86 manufacturing facilities in the state, and no more than 10 testing facilities in the state.
Applications will be scored and licenses awarded within 150 days of submission. The deadline to submit applications was Aug. 19.
More than half of the applications in the 6th Congressional District – which stretches across the entire Missouri-Iowa border and south to the Kansas City suburbs on the west, Chariton County in central Missouri and Ralls and Pike counties to the east – were for medical marijuana dispensaries.
Fewer than 15 percent of those applicants will be granted a license to operate a dispensary within the district, while all had to pay a $6,000 non-refundable application fee to the state.
Businesses to apply for various licenses in Adair County include:
Dispensaries: GTI Missouri, LLC; Missouri Health & Wellness, LLC; Heya Kirksville Retail LLC; JG Missouri LLC; Vertical Green, LLC; 1913 Holdings LLC; MO Med Kirksville, LLC; 9 Points LLC; Standard Wellness Missouri; Therapy Harvest Corporation; Agri-Genesis LLC; GRD Kirksville LLC; 511 Enterprises, LLC; Misfits Farm Dispensary LLP.
Manufacturers: Heya Kirksville MIP LLC; Mule Products LLC; Therapy Harvest Corporation (two).
Cultivation: Therapy Harvest Corporation (two); 7 Points Farms LLC; Misfits Farm LLP; Heya Kirksville Cultivation LLC.
Most of these companies were created within the last couple of months. A search of business records on file with the Missouri Secretary of State shows the following information:
– GTI Missouri, formed July 30. Organizer listed as Andrew C. Ford, care…