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Jury convicts two former corrections officers in Missouri of assaulting an Inmate

Two former corrections officers at the Jackson County Detention Center have been convicted by a federal jury of physically assaulting an inmate in violation of his constitutional protection against unreasonable force. “These corrections officers abused their authority by physically assaulting an inmate,” said U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison. “Our Constitution protects every citizen from the use […]

CAFO

Audio: Missouri Supreme Court hears case involving Grundy County CAFO

The state Supreme Court has heard oral arguments this week in Jefferson City involving a proposed concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) in northwest Missouri’s Grundy County. Trenton Farms wants to build a swine operation, which is opposed by a group called “Hickory Neighbors United.” Hickory attorney Stephen Jeffery tells the court that a 2016 state […]

Audio: Judge temporarily blocks Missouri’s CAFO law from taking effect

A judge has temporarily blocked implementation of Missouri’s Senate Bill 391 that was to take effect in a week. It prohibits counties from passing ordinances stricter than state laws governing concentrated animal feeding operations – CAFOs. Two county boards (Cooper and Cedar), two property owners and the nonprofit Friends of Responsible Agriculture requested the stay […]

Medical Marijuana

Missouri’s medical marijuana facility application window closes, over 2,100 applications submitted

The medical marijuana facility application period closed at 4:30 p.m. on Monday and Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services received approximately 2,100 applications by the extended deadline. The application system received over 1,200 applications in the last three days, including over 800 applications in the last 24 hours. Applications are from those hoping to […]

Medical Marijuana Dispensary

DHSS extends deadline for medical marijuana facility applications

Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) began accepting medical marijuana facility applications on Aug. 3 and will now accept applications until 4:30 p.m. CST on Monday, August 19. Initially, the deadline was set outside of normal business hours at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17. DHSS has learned during the first several days […]

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Audio: Most medical marijuana applicants in KC area will be denied in first year

Most applicants wanting to sell medical marijuana in the Kansas City area likely won’t be granted licenses the first year.     Former GOP state lawmaker Lyndall Fraker of Marshfield is Missouri’s medical marijuana program director. He told the Kansas City Star that 73 people have pre-filed applications to sell cannabis in the city’s metro […]

Medical Marijuana

Online application process to open early for qualifying medical marijuana patients and caregivers

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Section for Medical Marijuana Regulation is pleased to announce that systems are in place to begin accepting applications for patient and caregivers on June 28, six days ahead of the July 4 deadline set by Article XIV of the Constitution. Patients and caregivers must visit medicalmarijuana.mo.gov to […]

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Audio: Missouri ACLU says it will see Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft in court over abortion petition decision

The Missouri American Civil Liberties Union says it will see Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft in court. Ashcroft has denied two referendum petitions opposing new abortion regulations because he says the part of the bill has already become law – making the petitions unconstitutional.     As soon as the governor signed the bill, the […]

Medical Marijuana

DHSS releases final rules for the implementation of medical marijuana program

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has released final rules for the medical marijuana program, which were filed today as emergency rules and as proposed rules with the Missouri Secretary of State. The final rules, which are eleven separate rules, are now posted on the DHSS website. The rules will go into effect on […]