FAQs

Why did MoCannTrade form?

MoCannTrade formed to ensure the industry, stakeholders and operators would have a unified voice to represent their needs with state government and the governing body of Missouri’s medical cannabis program.  

What is the objective or mission of the organization?

MoCannTrade’s objective is to ensure the safe, compliant and successful implementation of Missouri’s medical cannabis program.  MoCannTrade supports the overwhelming will of Missouri voters to ensure safe, legal access to medical cannabis via physician certification of their qualifying medical condition.

Is MoCannTrade a for-profit organization?

No. MoCannTrade generates funding through membership and events to support the association and its member’s needs, no more.  

Do you have to be a licensed medical cannabis business in Missouri to become a member?

No. There are many allied support businesses and service providers that will work in tandem with licensed businesses such as financial organizations, medical providers, security companies, law firms, contractors and suppliers that may never interact with a cannabis plant or product. We believe membership and fellowship provides valuable relationships, education and connections that will encourage mutual and industry success.  

Can I become a member if I am not a resident of Missouri?

Yes. Residency is not a prerequisite. If you are involved in the medical cannabis industry in Missouri, we think you’ll find great value and success by association with MoCannTrade.

Will becoming a member of MoCannTrade make it easier to obtain a license to participate in the State program?

No.  The governmental entities responsible for implementing the new medical marijuana industry will evaluate each license application based on a number of specific criteria. While licensing decisions will ultimately hinge on each application’s individual merits, MoCannTrade will provide its members with information, resources, education and connections that will be relevant and beneficial to license applicants.

Does prefiling your application with DHSS provide any extra value to licensees beyond funding the department and ensure the program stays on schedule?

No. 

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