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Missouri’s Medical Marijuana Program Reaches its First Year of Retail Sales

Missouri’s medical marijuana industry is optimistic about the future after the first year of retail sales in the state.

A St. Louis-area cancer patient made the first legal marijuana purchase on October 17th, 2020 at a dispensary in Manchester. Andrew Mullins of the Missouri Medical Cannabis Trade Association (MoCannTrade) says the industry has created more than five thousand jobs and generated an anticipated 200-million dollars in annual revenue.

State health officials have approved 152 dispensaries, 45 growing sites, and 37 cultivation sites. There are more than 146-thousand medical cannabis patients and caregivers enrolled in Missouri’s program. More license holders are expected later this year and in 2022.

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