Emergency and Proposed Rules for Medical and Adult Use Cannabis

As of January 20th, 2023, the state of Missouri’s new Emergency and Proposed Rules for Medical and Adult Use Cannabis went into effect.  All cannabis businesses in the state are required to implement a Quality Management System by August 1st, 2023. 

19 CSR 100-1.100(4)(c)
Licensees shall implement a quality management system using a published standard, such as those offered by International Organization for Standardization, ASTM International, Cannabis Safety and Quality, or Foundation of Cannabis Unified Standards, within one (1) year of the date the facility receives department approval to operate. The chosen standard shall be applicable to the licensee’s facility type and be implemented with emphasis on regulatory compliance.

Adult Use Rule Variance Waiver
Licensees must be in compliance with 19 CSR 100-1.100(4)(C) by December 1, 2023.

What is a Quality Management System?

A QMS is a set of policies, processes, and procedures that direct and control business activities to satisfy the needs of customers, meet statutory requirements, and assure products and services are of consistent quality.

How will a Quality Management System help my cannabis business?

With an emphasis on continuous improvement, a well-designed and implemented QMS will help your cannabis business become more effective and efficient, minimize waste, lower costs, improve performance, strengthen training efforts, and delight customers.

How can FOCUS help?

For most cannabis businesses, developing a quality management system is a foreign concept that can seem completely daunting. FOCUS has developed tailor-made tools specifically for the Missouri marketplace to streamline the process and assure you have the support and resources necessary to become compliant, without interrupting business operations. From customized consulting to individual service options, FOCUS possesses the experience and knowledge to ensure your cannabis business develops of an effective Quality Management System that will actually help your business run more efficiently and improve your bottom line.

How does FOCUS differ from the other companies mentioned in the Missouri rules?

As the original cannabis-specific standards development organization, founded by a former vertically integrated cannabis business owner, FOCUS takes an intuitive and practical approach to everything we do.  With first-hand knowledge of just how demanding running a thriving cannabis business can be, we understand the day-to-day challenges of running your business is a full-time job.  We have developed tailor-made resources to simplify the QMS development process and assure you are compliant with Missouri’s new regulations by the August 1st deadline.

Whether you have a skilled compliance team in place, or have one person overseeing these efforts, FOCUS offers customized solutions to meet you where you are and hold your hand throughout the process.

What is the process for Missouri licensees to engage with FOCUS?
  1. Fill out the FOCUS website contact form.
  2. FOCUS will reach out to schedule an introductory call and provide a complimentary copy of the standards.
  3. Together we will determine the best path forward for your business.

Interested in learning more? Use the contact form below to schedule a complementary introductory call about how FOCUS can help your Missouri cannabis business.

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