Jun 16, 2020 (NetworkNewsWire via COMTEX) -- At the moment, 33 states have legalized medical cannabis and 11 states plus Washington D.C. have taken things further and legalized recreational use. States with relatively successful legal marijuana programs like California and Colorado have surpassed $1 billion in cannabis tax revenue, and numerous advocates in other states are pushing for legalization. However, the industry is still immature, processes aren't streamlined across the board and everyone from cultivators to retailers is subject to lengthy and time-consuming verification processes.
Marijuana business owners in Missouri, for instance, already face a lengthy verification process, and they say they have been caught off guard by an additional hurdle imposed by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, which is in charge of overseeing the industry. There are 338 licensed medical marijuana providers, and after being verified by the state, they are now required...
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