State awards licenses to grow medical marijuana in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri officials have granted licenses to 60 of the more than 500 companies that applied to grow marijuana for the state’s fledgling medical cannabis industry. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced the winning applicants Thursday, just days after the state awarded licenses to companies seeking to transport cannabis products. Testing facilities were licensed earlier this month.The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the winners included Blue Arrow Holdings LLC, a newly formed company that plans to retrofit a building in the long-shuttered Lempt Brewery complex in St. Louis to grow cannabis indoors.

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