Missouri man hopes to convince state Supreme Court that ‘farming’ marijuana is legal


But Shanklin, through his attorney, contends that what he was doing should be considered perfectly legal. He argues that Missourians legalized growing marijuana in 2014 when voters passed a so-called “right-to-farm” amendment to the Missouri Constitution.

As such, Shanklin argues the drug laws under which he was convicted are unconstitutional in their application to prohibit cannabis cultivation.

Previous judges have rejected that argument, and last October he was found guilty of two class B felonies for producing and possessing marijuana with the intent to distribute, as well as a misdemeanor for possessing drug paraphernalia.


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A)  Today, the Ohio Department of Commerce has released the ‘Business Entity and Contact Information Form’ of the Cultivator Applications and has posted those documents online. This release is consistent with the Department’s stated plan of providing information and documents related to the Medical Marijuana Control Program as they become available. As the Department continues to review the 185 applications for cultivator licenses, it remains committed to full transparency. No licenses have been awarded. No further records are available at this time.

Please continue to check the Medical Marijuana Control Program website for more information.


  • June 5 – 16, 2017: Level II Cultivator Application Period
  • June 19 – 30, 2017: Level I Cultivator Application Period
  • July 5, 2017: Department of Commerce Posted List of Cultivator Applicants
  • September 29, 2017: Department of Commerce posted ‘Business Entity and Contact Information Form’ of all Cultivator Applicants
  • November 2017: Anticipated Award Announcements

B) List of Cultivator Applicants

The Department of Commerce has finished accepting applications for Level I and Level II Cultivator licenses. Level I cultivators will be permitted to operate an initial marijuana cultivation area up to 25,000 square feet. Level II cultivators will be permitted to operate an initial marijuana cultivation area of 3,000 square feet. Licensees may submit an expansion request pursuant to the cultivator rules. The Department received 109 Level I applications and 76 Level II applications. From these, the Department of Commerce will award up to 12 Level I and up to 12 Level II certificates of operation.

The Department has posted a list of applicants that can be accessed here.