Poplar Bluff to get 1 of 5 area medical marijuana infused product makers

Friday, January 10, 2020

Poplar Bluff will be home to one of five approved medical marijuana-infused products manufacturing facilities in Southeast Missouri.

The Department of Health and Senior Services released a list Friday afternoon of the 86 facilities for which it will issue licenses.

Marijuana-infused products are products infused with marijuana or an extract thereof and are intended for use or consumption by a means other than smoking. This can include, but is not limited to, edible products, ointments, tinctures and concentrates.

Teal Labs II, which lists an address of 275 County Road 3231 in Poplar Bluff, was approved for the region. They received a weighted final blind score of 1543.29.

Also approved in Southeast Missouri are: Bootheel CannaCare in Caruthersville; Holistic Health Capital in Perryville; Organic Remedies MO in Chaffee; and Alpha Fusion Extracts in Fredericktown.

The 86 facilities being licensed are the top-scoring manufacturing facilities that meet all eligibility requirements as prescribed by the program, according to a press release.

Another eight applicants for Butler, Stoddard, Wayne, Reynolds and Dunklin counties were denied licenses.

They were, with final blind scores: WAYNECOMIP of Silva, 1542.43; Missouri Medical Marijuana Collective of Kennett, 1506.47; Medical Solutions of Missouri of Ellington, 1493.32; Ozark Wellness of Poplar Bluff, 1465.28; Paradigm Missouri of Piedmont; Green Health of Dexter, 1330.77; and two applications from Ozark Med Manufacturing of Poplar Bluff, 917.79 and 912.99.

All applicants were required to complete an extensive application process and submit responses to essay questions about their business plans, experience, ownership, financial organizations and so forth.

According to DHSS, all applications were evaluated using a “blind” scoring process. Applications that were not approved were denied for several reasons, according to DHSS, including “failure to meet minimum qualifications, the result of an analysis for substantial common control, the result of application scoring, or application withdrawal.”

DHSS has already released lists of approved medical marijuana testing facility applications, approved applications for cannabis transportation and approved applications to grow medical marijuana.

The agency is expected to release the names of approved dispensary applications this month.

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