Paul Callicoat had plans to convert the former Sarcoxie Nursery into a medical marijuana cultivation facility (Joplin Globe file photo).

Missouri medical marijuana trial focuses on alleged role of insiders on license rules

(Missouri Independent) – A Missouri family that was denied a license to grow medical marijuana alleged in court this week that outside groups and individuals had undue access to top state officials — and that access led to an opaque process and contributed to the decision to cap the number of licenses granted. To buttress […]

Coronavirus Update

Individuals who attended Brookfield Elks Lodge possibly exposed to COVID-19

As part of a COVID-19 contact investigation, the Linn County Health Department advises individuals who were at the Brookfield Elks Lodge on October 24th, 25th, or 27th to monitor for symptoms related to possible exposure. Individuals who think they may have been exposed should call the health department to discuss risk assessment, possible testing, and […]

Auto Theft or Stolen Vehicle

Two arrested in Buchanan County for auto theft in Grundy County

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of two individuals in Buchanan County Tuesday, October 27th on capias warrants. Forty-four year old Bevan James Bohm of Kansas City is accused of violating his probation on the felonies of stealing—motor vehicle/watercraft/aircraft and stealing–$750 or more. His bond is $2,500, 10% cash approved. Forty-nine-year-old Kellie Holtman […]

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Gene Kauffman Scholarship applications available for Spring semester

The Gene Kauffman Scholarship Foundation, Incorporated Board of Directors has announced scholarship applications will be available for the spring semester beginning Monday, November 2nd. The scholarship is available to non-smoking, unmarried female graduates of the high schools in Mercer County. Potential recipients must be enrolled as full-time students at accredited colleges or universities in Missouri […]

Randall Williams, Director Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Medical marijuana lawsuit: Missouri health department illegally concealed documents

(Missouri Independent) – A Missouri family that sued after being denied a medical marijuana license is alleging the state department of health and Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s office illegally concealed documents and violated open records laws in order to undercut their lawsuit. The allegations — which are included in a 28-page motion seeking sanctions against […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Daviess County Health Department reports death related to COVID-19 bringing total to four

The Daviess County Health Department reports an additional death related to COVID-19 since Thursday, October 15th, bringing the total number of deaths to four for the county. Nineteen COVID-19 cases have been added, which brings that total to 230. The number of active cases has gone down by 17 to 112. One hundred fourteen individuals […]

Medical Marijuana

Department of Health and Senior Services investigates medical marijuana consumer complaint

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is investigating a complaint that a particular medical marijuana product purchased at a state-licensed dispensary this past weekend contained mold growth.  Because of the state program’s regulations including the seed-to-sale track and trace requirements of Article XIV of the Missouri Constitution, all facilities, patients, and caregivers associated […]