The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services released the names of the lottery winners for a handful of available marijuana microbusinesses.
There are six lottery winners in Missouri's 7th Congressional District, which includes Springfield. Two are for microbusiness dispensaries, and four are for microbusiness wholesale facilities, per the lottery rules announced earlier this year.
The winning lottery dispensaries in the 7th Congressional District are:
• High Aroma LLC, 3242 S. Stewart Ave., Springfield.
• Zac Hall LLC, 1202 S. Main St., Joplin.
The winning lottery wholesale facilities in the 7th Congressional District are:
• Route 66 Holdings LLC, 1280 N. Gregg Road, Nixa.
• Ozark Mountain Gypsy, 25198 Farm Road 2120, Unit A, Aurora.
• Microcultivator Applicant 2023 LLC, 303 Obrien Lane, Jane.
• Mizzou MicroApp Operations LLC, 303 Obrien Lane, Jane.
The full list is available at Health.Mo.gov.
Lisa Cox, DHSS communications director, said via email the lottery winners currently are being reviewed for eligibility. If any of the applicants are found to be ineligible, the DHSS would move to the next lottery selection on the list. The full 48 licenses in Missouri's eight congressional districts are scheduled to be officially issued by Oct. 4, she said.
The microbusiness licenses are designed to allow applicants, including minority groups, lower-income individuals and those living in areas with high poverty levels or unemployment rates, to participate in the marijuana market, according to past reporting. A microbusiness dispensary is licensed to dispense marijuana products for medical or adult use, and a microbusiness wholesale facility is licensed to cultivate and manufacture marijuana products, also for medical or adult use.
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