According to a list that was released by Kansas’ State Health Department this week, over 140 applications from out of state corporations are trying to get licenses to grow, manufacture, and dispense medical marijuana in the Kansas City area.

Over 550 applicants who pre-filed license fees with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) were made available this week as a spreadsheet of applicants’ names, addresses and anticipated facility location were revealed.

The DHSS, which is charged with regulating the burgeoning industry, will begin to process applications on August 3rd and the agency has until Dec. 31 to sign off on 192 dispensaries, 86 infused-product manufacturing facilities and 60 cultivation facilities for the entire state.

Currently only two groups grow hemp. Noah’s Arc Foundation and Beleaf Medical are the only two companies licensed by Missouri to grow the plant for production of CBD, a non-high-inducing ingredient.

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