Guidance letter nods towards future rule changes

Guidance letter nods towards future rule changes


The Section for Medical Marijuana Regulation released a new guidance letter Friday, this one addressing ownership, reciprocity, elective testing, and drive-thru windows. The letter denotes areas of interest for potential rule changes and needs for clarification.


Good afternoon MO Medical Marijuana facilities.  The department continues to develop guidance to help answer questions we receive from licensed facilities.  Attached is our Guidance Letter 3 that includes the following topic areas:

  • Do changes in business entity structures constitute a Change in Ownership?
  • Reciprocity in MO for non-resident MM patients
  • Performing elective testing in licensed testing facilities
  • Drive-thru windows in licensed dispensary facilities

Please pass this information on to people in your organization that you believe will be interested.

I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. Take care!


Andrea Balkenbush


Facility License & Compliance Director

Section for Medical Marijuana Regulation

Department of Health & Senior Services


Read the full guidance letter below.

PHOTO/CHRIS SMITH – Balkenbush at March 2020 mandatory meetings 

Guidance letter 3