Missouri can’t keep applications of medical marijuana licensees secret, high court says

The Kansas City Star Reports

The Missouri health department can’t keep secret the applications of businesses that have won medical marijuana growing and dispensary licenses from the state, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. The judges ruled unanimously that the Department of Health and Senior Services, which oversees the state’s burgeoning medical marijuana program, must turn over information in the successful applications to those who were denied a license, for use in their appeals. The decision is a blow to Gov. Mike Parson’s administration, which chose to regulate the state’s new legal marijuana industry with a competitive system of limited licenses after voters approved the idea in a 2018 constitutional amendment.

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