JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The state agency charged with implementing and regulation a medical marijuana program in Missouri is looking for public feedback on that process.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is planning to host a public forum on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, in Jefferson City. The Medical Marijuana division within DHSS is looking for suggestions from the public regarding the formation of rules and regulations for the program.
“We are currently establishing program rules in accordance with the Constitution, and we feel it is essential that we gather input from Missourians as part of this process,” said Lyndall Fraker, Director of the DHSS Section of Medical Marijuana Regulation.
The forum will be an opportunity for interested individuals to leave thoughtful feedback, verbally or written, about what should and should not be included in the medical marijuana program regulations.
While this forum is open to the public, the scope of the discussion will be limited to suggestions for program regulation.
The forum will take place from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at the Governor’s Office Building, Room 450.
As part of its effort to gather all relevant input, DHSS has also established a page on the medical marijuana program website where it will begin releasing initial drafts of its rules for public review.
Alisha Shurr was a reporter for The Missouri Times and The Missouri Times Magazine. She joined The Missouri Times in January 2018 after working as a copy editor for her hometown newspaper in Southern Oregon. Alisha is a graduate of Kansas State University.