With their lawyer and local community behind them a Missouri family points out the states ‘odd’ and ‘market binding’ cultivation laws.

Years after failing to aquire one of the 60 medical cannabis cultivation licenses awarded in December 2019, according to a new ruling the Callicoat family still does not have the right to farm.

Paul Callicoat and his family hoped to turn their 70-acre Sarcoxie property into a cannabis cultivation site.

The family’s lawyer argued the state should allow the market to decide which cultivation businesses survive and criticized the “geographical bonuses” that favored applicants from ZIP codes with high unemployment rates.

Cole County Circuit Judge Patricia Joyce and all 11 judges in the judicial body choose to uphold Missouri’s medical cannabis rules.