MOCANNTRADE BOARD & COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS: MoCann is still mourning the loss of Board of Director, TST Committee Chair and member Larry Ellison. MoCann's nominating committee had the difficult task of making recommendations to fill Larry's open board and committee responsibilities.
Part of that effort was softened with the appointment of Larry's son and business partner in three cannabis businesses (Ozarx Dispensary, CST Solutions and CST Transportation). We are proud to announce the appointment of Kevin Ellison to our Board of Directors effectively immediately.
Additionally, John Curtis - MoCann Board Chair (Beleaf) was appointed to our 5-person nominating commmittee and Kevin "KC" Schnell from KC Cann Transporation and Security was appointed as Chair of our Transportation | Security | Technology committee. Many of you already know KC as the smiling face of KC Cann and transporter of products all across the state. Board bios for Kevin, John and KC are here. Congrats to all three of you!
JANUARY WEBINAR REPLAY: All of our meetup webinars are posted for replay or download on our website. Members can access watch or download, but you must be logged in to your MoCannTrade account.
PAC FACILITY TOUR WITH KC-BASED LEGISLATORS: Last week, your MoCannTrade PAC Committee had the privilege of inviting / hosting local legislators including state Rep. Ingrid Burnett and Director Fraker to Clovr's manufacturing facility in Kansas City. This tour is part of a series of medical cannabis facility tours happening across Missouri over the next few weeks. For legislators, these tours are a a first-hand opportunity to learn more about the medical marijuana program, its economic and community impact as well as ask their constituents and business owners questions.
COMMENCED FACILITY TOURS WITH DIRECTOR FRAKER: MoCannTrade Director Andrew Mullins hit the road again with DHSS Director Lyndall Fraker to visit some of our newly commenced member facilities. The purpose of these visits is super-informal, really just a celebration of our member's hard work to get their businesses operational and serve Missouri patients. In addition to celebrating, DHSS and MoCann also use these visits to get first-hand licensee feedback which is super helpful to guide and inform program rule or policy improvements.
3FIFTEEN PRIMO DISPENSARY - COLUMBIA: Thanks to Jason, Charlotte, Wesley and the entire team for showing us around Boone County and COMO's first dispensary.
HIPPOS CULTIVATION - VIENNA: Thanks to Nic, Van, Sherry and the entire team for the immersive tour of their now operating grow in Mid-Mo.
BESAME WELLNESS - SMITHVILLE: Thanks to Jack, Leo, Zack and the entire team for showing us around and congrats on their now open KC location too!
FROM THE EARTH DISPENSARY - KANSAS CITY: Thanks to Nate, Tyler, Sage and the entire team for showing us around KC's first open dispensary.
EXPECTATIONS FOR FEDERAL CANNABIS REFORM: With the results of the 2020 election finalized, one of the clear winners was the cannabis industry, with every legalization proposal on the ballot passing. Voters in 2020 showed that cannabis legalization has grown in popularity to the point that it is no longer a partisan issue, but the progress seen in legalization at the state level has been accompanied largely by inaction at the federal level. The election of Joe Biden to the presidency and the recent progress of cannabis legislation in the House of Representatives give hope that the gridlock on nationwide cannabis reform may be coming to an end in 2021. Click here for the rest of the story.
SERVICE PROVIDER HIGHLIGHT - ATTORNEYS AND LAW FIRMS: Is your current legal representative an expert in the medical cannabis industry? Don't leave anything to chance. MoCannTrade has various attorney and law firm members ready to service your legal and compliance needs. See these and others in our Member Directory including:
NOW HIRING? POST YOUR AVAILABLE JOBS ON MOCANN FOR FREE: For many of you plan for commencement, building your teams, etc MoCannTrade has an open and free opportunity for members to post jobs for interested job seekers. Postings are already up for positions across the state, add yours here.
MISSOURI MEDICAL CANNABIS INDUSTRY NEWS COVERAGE
A COLLECTION OF RECENT STORIES FROM AROUND THE STATE
- Missouri physicians to begin submitting medical marijuana certifications online [Fulton Sun]
- Prairie Village To Look Into Decriminalizing Marijuana [KCUR-FM Kansas City]
- Cannabis entrepreneur makes bold sales prediction in Missouri [Springfield Business Journal]
- Humansville medical marijuana dispensary Flora Farms to open Saturday [Springfield News-Leader]
- St. Louis company opens first of two marijuana manufacturing facilities [KSDK-TV St. Louis]