Division of Cannabis Regluation outlines comprehensive conversion process for marijuana licensees


In just two weeks, Missouri’s Division of Cannabis Regulation will begin accepting requests from current medical marijuana licensees to convert to a comprehensive facility license.

Beginning December 8, existing dispensaries as well as existing medical marijuana cultivation and manufacturing facilities will submit requests to convert to a comprehensive facility license.

The Division has streamlined the process, saying that operators will only need to submit a business update application.

“This process can be completed through creation/submission of a business update application within the electronic registration system and selection of the statement “I would like to request to convert from a medical license to a comprehensive license.”

As part of the conversion request, facilities are required to provide the following:


Within the application, licensees must attest that the individual submitting the request is authorized to submit the conversion request on behalf of the licensee and upload the following documentation:

  1. A plan to promote and encourage participation in the regulated marijuana industry by people from communities that have been disproportionately impacted by marijuana prohibition.
  2. A plan which explains how the licensee will serve both the medical and adult-use markets, while maintaining adequate supply at a reasonable cost to qualifying patients.
    A conversion fee payment of $2,000.00.

The Division says that additional information and further instructions regarding payment will be added within the next 14 days.

The Division has stated that any request via email, or otherwise, prior to December 8 will not be honored.

Additional questions regarding facility license conversion requests may be sent to the Facility Application Services Unit at: FacilityAppServices@health.mo.gov.