TOMMY CHIMS New rules allowing dispensaries to advertise sales are on the horizon.
After news last month that dispensaries were unable to advertise discounts on medical marijuana sales, Missouri’s cannabis regulators are kicking around the idea of updating those laws.
In a draft regulation proposed Thursday and published on the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services’ website, the law may be updated to allow promotions with one caveat: A disclaimer must be published alongside each advertisement. The disclaimer reads: “Medical decisions should not be made based on advertising. Consult a physician on the benefits and risks of particular medical marijuana products.”
Originally, the law simply stated “Dispensary facilities shall not disburse medical marijuana as part of a promotional event.” This meant advertising price discounts were banned for the dispensaries because, a letter from the DHSS obtained by Greenway Magazine noted, “that would result in disbursing medical marijuana as part of a promotional event.”
Andrew Mullins, MoCannTrade’s executive director, said in a statement on Thursday that he appreciated “DHSS’ willingness to listen to Missouri’s hundreds of licensed medical cannabis business operators – and most importantly, the more than 152,000 patients