Medical Marijuana

As many as 10 facilities could become licensed to test medical marijuana in Missouri

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has determined that as many as 10 medical marijuana testing facilities could be licensed in Missouri. Article XIV of the Missouri Constitution calls for “at least two” testing facilities for the new program. Testing facilities will be licensed to acquire, test, certify and transport marijuana. DHSS also established ten advisory committees composed […]

Medical Marijuana

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services refining Medical Marijuana applications for facilities

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is granting the public the opportunity to provide feedback on drafts of application questions and scoring criteria that will determine which applicants will soon become licensed medical marijuana facilities throughout the state.   Scoring criteria and application questions will make up part of the facility license application which […]

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Missouri foster kids flourish in families

Despite a nationwide increase in the number of kids in foster care, Missouri has made inroads in placing more kids who would otherwise remain in institutional or group settings with families.  A nationwide Annie E. Casey Foundation report looked at foster-child placement data over a 10-year period. Missouri reported about 12,000 kids in the child welfare system, […]

NCMC Peer Educators 2019

North Central Missouri College introduces Peer Educator services

Starting this spring semester, North Central Missouri College will participate in the Missouri Department of Higher Education Peer Counselor Pilot Program to provide additional services for students to aid in their success. Three students, Vivian Allen, Spickard, MO, Taylor McQueen, Stanberry, MO, and Russell Neeley, Brookfield, MO have been selected as NCMC’s Peer Educators. “We […]