Missouri Bootcamp

January 17, 2019

Missouri – Cannabis Business Licensing Bootcamp (CBLB)

The Missouri Opportunity

On November 6, 2018, Missouri voters passed Amendment 2, authorizing the launch of a new medical marijuana program in the state. Under the amendment, the Department of Health and Senior Services must accept medical cannabis business applications no later than August 3, 2019.

Now that a comprehensive medical cannabis ballot measure has passed, some estimates anticipate a market value of $450M at maturity. The amendment allows for an unprecedented expansion of access and opportunities for cannabis entrepreneurs.  We believe this opportunity should be open for everyone, especially communities of color, women, and veterans.

We have partnered to bring you a short workshop in February to prepare for licensing, followed by boot camps for business prep in April, leading up to additional training opportunities by demand in Missouri.

Cannabis Business Licensing Bootcamp (CBLB)

Missouri – Cannabis Business Licensing Bootcamp

CBLB is a pre-license seminar and integrative multi-week workshop for up to 150-200 qualifying small and minority-owned business license applicants.

Focusing on the keys to strategies and success, the accelerator program is designed to provide support for minority and small-business owners seeking to secure a cannabis business license in Missouri.

The Workshops will provide:

  • A clear understanding of the licensing process in MO
  • Access to our nation’s best educational tools supported by Oaksterdam University
  • Keys and strategies through the experience of multi-state license winners, Green Rush Consulting
  • Specialized equity-focused training and resource development through Minorities For Medical Marijuana
  • Exclusive access to required industry relationships necessary to build teams and businesses that succeed
  • Access to additional PRE & POST license support

St. Louis Bootcamp
Saturday, April 13th, 20th, 27th, & May 4th


Registration & Enrollment to the St. Louis Bootcamp is now closed.

Below is a list of press coverage of the event:

St. Louis Post Dispatch, March 12, 2019: “Interest is high as cannabis trade show at Union Station draws hundreds”

Cannabis for Boomers, March 24, 2019: “Report From the KC Cannabis Licensing Kickoff (Held by Minorities For Medical Marijuana, Inc.)” and additional videos

TipsNews, March 24, 2019: “Missouri-Cannabis Business Licensing Bootcamp (CBLB) Kickoff Event”

Missouri Business Alert, March 28, 2019: “As cannabis industry takes root, advocates seek equity for minority groups”

TipsNews, April 8, 2019: “Press Release: Business Bootcamp Seeks Emerging Missouri Cannabis Entrepreneurs”

St. Louis Post Dispatch, April 11, 2019: “Training camp at UMSL wants to help women, minorities get into medical marijuana business”

KMOV St. Louis, Apri 12, 2019: Mention of Bootcamp on morning show

Kansas City Star, April 18, 2019: “Guest column: Legal cannabis is here. Minorities are owed a place in the industry” (by Erik Range, M4MM board chair)

Startland News, April 19, 2019: “KCMO ready to do business with marijuana startups; entrepreneurs of color see ‘catalyst for empowerment’”


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