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The online application process for qualifying medical marijuana patients and caregivers opened today, six days ahead of schedule. 

The deadline given to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services was set for July 4, as was outlined in the constitutional amendment approved by voters last fall.


Live election results: Get the latest on Missouri’s propositions, the race for the Senate between incumbent Claire McCaskill and Attorney General Josh Hawley, and the House races to determine who will represent the state in Congress. 


Down on the Farm with the "Turkey Whisperer"

Nov 20, 2017
Brian Noto

Thanksgiving is almost here.

But who knew that our Thanksgiving turkeys are reluctant gobblers.

Brian Noto traveled to Frohna, Missouri, to talk with Colby Jones of Farrar Out Farms a.k.a. "The Turkey Whisperer."


Missouri's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Is A Long Time Coming

Aug 4, 2017
Marissanne Lewis-Thompson/KRCU

Last month, Gov. Eric Greitens issued an executive order to create a statewide prescription drug monitoring program-or PDMP. Missouri is the last state to establish one, but it’s not for a lack of trying. For years State Rep. Holly Rehder pushed for legislation to create one, but her attempts fell short. Rehder says while there is still room to improve the program, it’s a necessary step in the right direction. KRCU’s Marissanne Lewis-Thompson spoke with Rehder about it.


Courtesy of the Humane Society of the United States

Last week, a gas chamber used for euthanization at the animal shelter in Malden was demolished. It was one of five known gas chambers left in the entire state.

Amanda Good, the Missouri Director for the Humane Society of the United States, said two months ago, an advocate contacted the Humane Society about the shelter’s new leadership and their interest in getting rid of the gas chamber using the available $3,000 grant it had turned down two years prior.