420 with CNW – Missouri Plans to Host Medical Marijuana Trade Show in March

January 16, 2019 04:20:24

Voters in Missouri voted to legalize medical marijuana during the midterms last year and now the state is planning to have a medical marijuana business conference and expo in March this year.

The trade show has been dubbed MoCannBizCon+Expo and it is slated to take place on March 11-12 in St. Louis at the Union Station.

The trade show is being organized by the Medical Cannabis Trade Association. Between 1,000 and 1,500 people are expected to attend this first of a kind event in the state.

The organizers plan to use this event as a platform to educate people about how they can take part in this industry that has just been legalized.

According to the information available, the keynote speaker during the trade show will be Lyndall Fraker, the newly appointed director responsible for medical marijuana in the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

The Department of Health and Senior Services is mandated to oversee the implementation of the medical marijuana program in the state.

Meanwhile, the new legislative session in Missouri is slated to commence tomorrow (Wednesday), but 10 bills connected to marijuana have already been filed.

Under the law that voters overwhelmingly supported, Missouri residents can get prescriptions for medical marijuana from their physicians if those residents suffer from one of the qualifying conditions listed, such as cancer, PTSD, chronic pain and other debilitating conditions.

At the moment, patients aren’t able to apply for medical marijuana cards, but this should happen latest early summer (by June 4). DHSS (Department of Health and Senior Services) is mandated to screen the applications and issue the cards.

In the meantime, patients can talk to their doctors about medical marijuana and whether it can be a useful addition to their treatment plans.

The law gives legal protections to patients and their doctors from any prosecution or sanction of any kind arising from their association (prescription or use) with medical marijuana.

Those protections are just one of the things that trade show attendees will be educated about. Leaflets and other educational resources will be handed out during the trade show so that residents get adequate information about how they can benefit from this industry.

The trajectory taken by Missouri to implement its medical cannabis program is more surefooted and fast when compared to the approach other states, such as New York, took to get their programs on the ground. New York took about a year and a half to start availing medical cannabis to patients.

FinCanna Capital Corp. (CSE: CALI) (OTCQB: FNNZF), Earth Science Tech, Inc. (OTCQB: ETST) and the entire cannabis industry are pleased that Missouri is exhibiting such steadfastness in getting the program started.

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