While the lone state application to operate a medical marijuana cultivation and manufacturing facility in the city of Ste. Genevieve has been denied, two applications by one entity in the southern part of the county gained approval from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS).

Dan Farrell of GF Saint Mary LLC applied for three cultivation permits from the state.

The address used by GF Saint Mary LLC was 18629 Nokk Drive, off of Route Z near Interstate 55, in an unincorporated part of the county.

The address is located in the ZIP code for St. Mary.

St. Mary city manager David Woods said discussions are ongoing with the St. Mary Chamber of Commerce to find a location for Farrell to open a cultivation operation within the city limits.

At press time, Farrell had not responded to a Herald e-mail requesting additional details and comments.

The GF Saint Mary LLC applications had scores of 1496.22 [approved], 1479.41 [approved], 1467.37 [denied].

DHSS awarded a highest score of 1584.20. The lowest score was 229.27.

The second approval for GF Saint Mary LLC was the lowest score to receive approval from the state agency.

Meanwhile, David Kertz’s two applications for a state permit to operate a medical marijuana cultivation facility at 1040 Rozier Street — the old Sabreliner building and former home of GrandPa Pigeon’s — were denied.

See complete story in the January 8 edition of the Herald.