Even before the full-throttle launch of Missouri’s medical cannabis industry, MoCannTrade was working to make a difference. The association began in early 2018 with just two members: a pair of St. Louis-area nonprofits given state approval in 2014 to cultivate, manufacture and sell CBD extract to epilepsy patients. By February 2020, just 15 months after Missouri voters overwhelmingly approved medical marijuana, membership now tops 400, including more than 60 percent of those holding state licenses.
Missouri medical cannabis facility licensees now hold something of considerable value. And the value of these licenses can be diminished or enhanced through legislative action, regulatory decisions, in the courts, at the ballot, through local planning and zoning actions. Protecting and enhancing the value of these licenses is paramount to our association, our members and the Missouri industry’s success. As trusted industry stewards, MoCannTrade has a seat at the table with regulators, law enforcement, state and federal lawmakers (federal via NCIA and ATACH affiliations). MoCannTrade fosters positive relationships in the Capitol, state legislature and with program regulators to ensure sensible policy development and regulation of the Missouri medical cannabis industry.
Our board of directors, advisory board and industry committees boast professionals with decades of experience in Missouri and other cannabis-legal states. They are business owners, healthcare professionals, law enforcement veterans, bankers, real estate brokers, lawyers, security, compliance experts and more. MoCannTrade provides thought leadership, best practices, connections, business fellowship and success by association via event programming and our monthly member meetups. We also lobby and impact state and local government through the MoCannTrade PAC.
Being a MoCannTrade member recognizes your investment in our emerging industry and assures your active participation in the successful implementation of Missouri’s medical cannabis program. We have a variety of member levels for licensed facilities (with discounts for multiple license holders) as well as non-plant touching, service-provider businesses seeking the benefits of a member-based trade association.