2023 POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS
Excerpted from ASA's 2022 State of the States Report.
In 2023, as Missouri works to implement this law, ASA recommends that legislators work to ensure that the adult-use/recreational cannabis program and the medical cannabis program remain distinct, as each consumer base has separate needs that must be addressed. Lawmakers
should also focus on policies that protect medical cannabis patients in the state, like employment and parental right protections. Particularly given the passage of adult-use/recreational use, the legislature must also remove registration fees from patients; state administrative costs should not
be shouldered by patients, especially if the state is offering free access to adult-use/recreational cannabis for all adults.
In light of the adult-use/recreational laws, Missouri should also focus on passing provisions included in ASA’s Medical Cannabis Equity Checklist.
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