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MISSOURI MICRO BUSINESS LICENSES

With the passage of Amendment 3 in Missouri, the Division of Cannabis Regulation will begin the licensing process for at least 144 NEW cannabis microbusiness licenses for applicants who qualify as a Social Equity Applicant. The deadline to submit your application is APRIL 29th 2024, and the time is now to begin planning your application. 

Our team of experts includes Amendment 2 Consultants (A2C) which has an extensive performance record submitting winning medical marijuana business applications in Missouri. A2C has led numerous campaign efforts to legalize cannabis in Missouri and supports businesses from the initial state application through full-scale operations and ongoing compliance. With our network of experienced industry partners, we provide insightful solutions and maintain a dynamic array of services to match the unique needs of your team.

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MICRO BUSINESS LOTTERY TIMELINE

Applications Released - Spring 2024
Submission Window Opens - April 15th
Submission Window Closes - April 29th
Lottery Drawing Begins - TBD
Microbusiness Licenses Awarded - TBD
Refunds for Denied Applications Begins - TBD

APPLICATION DEADLINE

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OUR TEAM

Our team helped clients win nearly 20 medical marijuana licenses in Missouri’s initial application process in 2019. We have also assisted clients who won licenses in lottery based application systems in Ohio and Connecticut and have never had an application that did not meet the criteria to go into the lottery.

John Payne

Co-Founder /
Partner

Ryan Quinones

Partner /
Project Manger

Mark Wiley

Partner /
Consultant

Chris Miller

General
Counsel

David Brodsky

Consultant / West Egg Cannabis Partners

Joe Patterson

Security Consultant / Patterson & Associates

OUR SERVICES

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Application Support

Our support service is designed to ensure you submit an application that is in compliance with lottery requirements set forth by the Department of Health and Senior Services.

 

Our team will help you determine your qualifications as a Social Equity Application, develop and compile source material for your application, and provide a final review and submission of your application. 

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Strategic Consulting

In addition to supporting your microbusiness application, we will provide you with strategic consulting and will advise on business planning, community engagement, and marijuana industry insight.

 

Our team will represent your business to regulatory authorities, teaming partners, and key service providers to drive the development of your company. 

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Post Issuance Services

Once you have received your license, choose the vital resources for your business management created by true experts in Missouri cannabis intelligence.

 

Utilizing our diverse knowledge base and operational services can help you avoid the expenditure of significant energy, money, and valuable time that should be spent furthering your organization’s efforts.

FEES

Time is a factor here so as we near the deadline there’s more work to do and less time to complete it.

 

Once the state has issued a timeline for the 2024 licenses we will update this section.

Early Adopter

Pre- March 25th
$ 3,000 00
Per Applicant
A2C Fees ($3000)
A2C will provide the services needed to write and submit your application for a Missouri Micro License.
Missouri Micro Business License Fee ($1500)
This is the fee charged by the State to apply for a Micro License.
*The clock is ticking so don't delay. On March 26th the prices go up and the time to complete is shorter!
$ 1500 00
Per Additional Application
Plus $1500 Application Fee
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Cutoff #1

March 26th - April 8th
$ 3,500 00
Per Applicant
A2C Fees ($3500)
A2C will provide the services needed to write and submit your application for a Missouri Micro License.
Missouri Micro Business License Fee ($1500)
This is the fee charged by the State to apply for a Micro License.
*The clock is ticking so don't delay. On April 9th the prices go up and the time to complete is shorter!
$ 1750 00
Per Additional Application
Plus $1500 Application Fee
CLOSED

Cutoff #2

April 9th - April 15th
$ 4,000 00
Per Applicant
A2C Fees ($4000)
A2C will provide the services needed to write and submit your application for a Missouri Micro License.
Missouri Micro Business License Fee ($1500)
This is the fee charged by the State to apply for a Micro License.

*The clock is ticking so don't delay. On April 29th the window closes.
$ 2000 00
Per Additional Application
Plus $1500 Application Fee
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APPLICATION DEADLINE

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MICRO BUSINESS FAQ

Below are the qualifying criteria for the Social Equity Licenses. 

The majority of the applicant must be by an owner who meet at least one of the following criteria.

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The Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services will hold three randomized lotteries to award at least 144 new microbusiness cannabis licenses to qualifying applicants.

 

Two-thirds (⅔) of the total licenses will be awarded to Microbusiness Wholesalers, and one-third (⅓) will be awarded to Microbusiness Dispensaries.

 

The first lottery application deadline is August 10, 2023, and the first 48 licenses will be awarded October 2, 2023.

The passage of Amendment 3 in 2022 adds a minimum of 144 new cannabis businesses to the existing 389 licenses as part of the new adult-use cannabis program.

 

These new licenses are reserved for historically disadvantaged populations, including those with limited capital, residents of high-poverty communities, service-disabled veterans and those previously convicted of non-violent marijuana offenses.

 

To ensure statewide access, at least 18 of these new businesses will be added in each of the state’s eight congressional districts. The licenses, awarded randomly by a lottery program, give qualified applicants a fair chance at being selected to participate in the new program.

A microbusiness wholesale facility is licensed to engage in the process of cultivating and

manufacturing marijuana products for medical and adult use. Each wholesale facility may

cultivate up to 250 flowering plants at a time and can sell flower, manufactured products, and

clones.

 

A microbusiness dispensary facility is licensed to engage in the process of dispensing marijuana

product for medical or adult use. A licensed microbusiness dispensary facility may choose to do all or only a subset of the activities authorized under its license. 

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SOCIAL EQUITY APPLICANT CRITERIA

Below are the qualifying criteria for the Social Equity Licenses. 

The majority of the applicant must be by an owner who meets at least one of the following criteria.

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Required Documents:

  • Sworn financial statements demonstrating a net worth at the time of the application of less than two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000). This includes all marital property, unless applicant provides evidence sufficient to demonstrate that property is not jointly owned; AND
  • Documentation establishing that the applicant’s gross household income was below two hundred and fifty percent (250%) of the federal poverty guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for at least three (3) of the last ten (10) years. Income for each year claimed may be established by tax returns, paycheck stubs summarizing the full income from the source for the year, W-2s, evidence of job loss, or other documentation sufficient to demonstrate gross income below two hundred and fifty percent (250%) of the federal poverty level during the applicable year.

Required Documents:

  • A copy of the front of the applicant’s current veteran health identification card demonstrating a service-connected disability; OR
  • A copy of the applicant’s VA benefit summary letter, dated within six (6) months before the date of the application, demonstrating a service-connected disability; OR
  • A copy of the applicant’s VA award letter, dated within six (6) months before the date of the application, demonstrating a service-connected disability; OR
  • If none of these proofs are available, some other current evidence of service-connected disability which the department determines is sufficient proof of service-connected disability.

Required Documentation:

  • A copy of the relevant arrest record; OR
  • A copy of the relevant FBI background check; OR
  • A copy of the relevant arrest record and a letter from the prosecutor’s office indicating the charge filed; OR
  • A copy of the relevant arrest record and a certified copy of the judgment of conviction; OR
  • E. A copy of the relevant arrest record and a certificate of expungement from a court; OR
  • If none of these proofs are available, some other evidence of the arrest, prosecution, or conviction which the department determines is sufficient proof of arrest, prosecution, or conviction of a non-violent marijuana offense;

Required Documentation:

  • A valid, (not expired) government-issued photo ID of the parent, guardian, or spouse; AND
  • Proof of relationship:
    • A certified copy of the applicant’s birth certificate; OR
    • A certified copy of the judgment of adoption or guardianship; OR
    • A certified copy of the marriage certificate OR
    • If none of these proofs are available, some other evidence of relationship which the department determines is sufficient proof of relationship.

Required Documentation:

  • Two (2) separate types of utility bills (i.e. one water bill, one electric bill) dated within the last four (4) months, which must include:The name of the applicant;The dates of service;The service address; and The billing address; OR
  • A copy of a current residential lease, which must include the name of the applicant, the full address, the date the lease went in to effect and expires, AND An affidavit from the applicant stating the applicant resides at that address; OR
  • A copy of a residential mortgage which includes the name of the applicant and the full address, AND an affidavit from the applicant stating the applicant resides at that address; OR
  • A copy of the applicant’s real or personal property taxes, dated within the past twelve (12) months, which must include the applicant’s name, address, and the date assessed; OR
  • Other documentation sufficient to demonstrate residency; AND
  • Documentation or screenshot from the most recent 5-year estimates published by the American Community Survey of the U.S. Census Bureau, for the department to verify the claimed resident ZIP code tabulation area or census tract contains the qualifying poverty or unemployment rate.
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Required Documents:

  • Two (2) separate types of utility bills (i.e. one water bill, one electric bill) dated within the last four (4) months, which must include:The name of the applicant;The dates of service;The service address; and The billing address; OR
  • A copy of a current residential lease, which must include the name of the applicant, the full address, the date the lease went into effect and expires, AND An affidavit from the applicant stating the applicant resides at that address; OR
  • A copy of a residential mortgage which includes the name of the applicant and the full address, AND an affidavit from the applicant stating the applicant resides at that address; OR 
  • A copy of the applicant’s real or personal property taxes, dated within the past twelve (12) months, which must include the applicant’s name, address, and the date assessed; 
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Required Documents:

  • a certified letter from the local prosecutor’s office verifying compliance with this requirement AND
  • Two (2) separate types of utility bills (i.e. one water bill, one electric bill) dated within the last four (4) months, which must include:The name of the applicant;The dates of service;The service address; and The billing address; OR
  • A copy of a current residential lease, which must include the name of the applicant, the full address, the date the lease went into effect and expires, AND An affidavit from the applicant stating the applicant resides at that address; OR
  • A copy of a residential mortgage which includes the name of the applicant and the full address, AND an affidavit from the applicant stating the applicant resides at that address; OR
  • A copy of the applicant’s real or personal property taxes, dated within the past twelve (12) months, which must include the applicant’s name and the date assessed

Required Documents:

  • Documentation from the school district or a state accrediting authority sufficient for the department to verify that the school district was unaccredited at the time of graduation; AND
  • An official copy of the applicant’s high school diploma; OR
  • A letter from the applicant’s high school demonstrating that the applicant graduated from the school and the year the applicant graduated.

Required Documents:

  • Documentation from the school district or a state accrediting authority sufficient for the department to verify that the school district was unaccredited during at least one (1) of the three (3) years the applicant resided in the school district; AND:
  • A copy of two separate types of utility bills (i.e. one water bill one electric bill,) for each quarter of the three years that the applicant claims to have lived in said location which must include The name of the applicant; The dates of service; The service address; and The billing address; OR
  • Copies of residential leases for three of the past five years, which must include the name of the applicant, the full address, and the effective date and the expiration date of the lease; OR
  • A copy of a residential mortgage which includes the name of the applicant and the address, along with an affidavit that the applicant resided at that address during the applicable years; OR
  • A copy of three of the last five years’ real or personal property taxes for the applicant, which must include the applicant’s name, address, and the date; OR
  • An applicant may provide any of the acceptable types of documentation for each year they are claiming residency in the zip code (i.e., utility bills from one year, lease from a separate year, and property taxes for a third year).
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OUR PARTNERS

The businesses below are ready to jump in and help your new business if you get a license. Their services are offered at reduced rates or, in some cases, free of charge! 

We have partnered with them to help put the pedal to the metal once you’re approved. They offer services that can help set the stage for long term success.

Route 66
Labs

Providing branding, web development, product development, and more Route 66 Labs is our creative marketing partner for all applicants. They have agreed to offer their services at reduced rates for any license winners.

West Egg
Cannabis Partners

Whether you are a startup looking to launch from a solid foundation and position of strength, or an existing cannabis operation looking to step up your game, West Egg Cannabis Partners can help you design and execute strategies to dominate your cannabis market.

Zoned
Properties

Zoned Properties is a leader in providing commercial real estate services for the cannabis industry. We are redefining the commercial real estate development process with constantly evolving market services based on the specific needs of our clients.

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LETS GET STARTED

Filling out the form below is just the first step. Our team will reach out to you to discuss how the process works, your qualifications as an applicant, and what to expect from the process.

The consultation is FREE so you have no obligation to learn more about this program.

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