Missouri Approves Cannabis Oil

In July 2014, Governor Nixon signed the Missouri Medical Marijuana bill designed to provide patients with severe illnesses with CBD oil.  Finally, last week the Missouri Department of Agriculture approved two non profit organizations to grow cannabis plants for hemp extract.

Production is expected to begin during the summer and to be ready by fall.  The two companies must obey the extremely narrow law and follow strict guidelines enforced by the Missouri Health and Agriculture Departments.  Many parents have testified at house and senate hearings, claiming that CBD oil dramatically reduces the amount of seizures their epileptic children experience.  

Not only will this law help a large amount of sick children, it will also create jobs in Missouri.  Beleaf company will be growing cannabis in St. Peters and expects to employ anywhere from 15 to 18 people initially.  They intend on selling their oil in St. Louis, Columbia and the Kansas City area through doctors offices.