By David Strickland, Vice President of Kenton Brothers.
Medical Marijuana in Missouri. Who’s in and Who’s out? This was the big question discussed at the heavily-attended Missouri Cannabis Trade Association Commencement and Compliance forum in January held in Kansas City. One question was heard more often than not… Did you get your license? The majority of respondents answered no.
There were well over a hundred in attendance including the Director of Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Lyndall Fraker. Mr. Fraker did a great job answering the multiple questions from successful licensees and unsuccessful applicants. The scoring of the applicants and their ranking was of great concern to those that did not make the cut.
Andrew Mullins, the Director of the Missouri Cannabis Trade Association focused his questions on a specific scoring logic of the now infamous question #47. “What is your marketing plan, including to whom, method of delivery, and costs?” 67% of all respondents scored a 0 out of 10. There was a lot of concern voiced by those that may have missed the cut by a few points and received a zero on this question. Mr. Fraker agreed that it would be looked into.
Two days later Andrew Mullins and the MOCANN trade association sent a formal request to Mr. Fraker for an inquiry.
Prior to the discussion…
Just before this discussion, Kenton Brothers had the opportunity the opportunity to introduce our services to the organization and discuss at length the next steps for those lucky enough to receive their license. As licensees begin the process of moving into their physical space, the reality of the work load ahead of them is setting in.
From grow sites, to manufacturing, to dispensary locations all over Missouri… it’s a race to be first to open.
There is some sticker shock going on as applicants get updated quotes from their security consultants after the license award. We heard from one licensee this week relating that their security budget quote came in twice as high as their pre-application estimate, from the same firm.
This is where Kenton Brothers Systems for Security can help.
Kenton Brothers is a fourth generation 123 year old company that has sustained its relationships with its customers for generations. We treat people fairly and help support their needs in an ethical way. We call it the KB way.
Your price won’t change just because you received a license. Our mission is to Protect People, Property and Possessions and create lifelong relationships. So if you are looking for a partner to work with that is an expert in Commercial Video Surveillance, Access Control, Intrusion detection and compliance with MO DHSS state regulations… Kenton Brothers would be honored to help.