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Aug. 9, 2021
Missouri medical cannabis sales set new record
Monthly sales top $20 million for the first time
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. _ For the first time in Missouri, medical cannabis sales topped $20 million in July. The $21.03 million in sales last month brought the total amount purchased by medical cannabis patients in Missouri to $91.36 million.
July also brought a rash of new marijuana facility openings. Currently the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has approved the opening of 135 dispensaries, 36 infused product manufacturers, and 26 marijuana cultivation facilities, with more coming online each week.
As a result, recent news reports indicate that prices for Missouri patients are declining, while product selection and availability increase.
The state Department of Health and Senior Services has licensed a total of 375 facilities to cultivate, manufacture, test, transport and dispense medical marijuana to Missouri patients.
“Missouri is one of the only medical cannabis states where patients don’t have to drive long distances to access medicine,” said Andrew Mullins, executive director of MoCannTrade (The Missouri Medical Cannabis Trade Association). “As a result of this tremendous patient access, our industry is seeing record sales, a diverse line of products, and Missouri marijuana companies are creating jobs and investing in their local communities.
Last month Missouri also continues to see a record amount of medical marijuana patients, with more than 130,000 Missouri patients now having their DHSS issued patient card.
Under Article IX of the state Constitution, Missouri residents with cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma and 20 other qualifying conditions can purchase or cultivate medical cannabis with a physician’s certification. The law also provides physicians with the discretion to certify patients who have other chronic and debilitating medical conditions that could benefit from medical marijuana, and legally protects their right to have such conversations.
MoCannTrade (The Missouri Medical Cannabis Trade Association) is an association of business owners, health care providers, professionals, patients and residents responsible for helping to implement a successful, safe, compliant medical marijuana program in Missouri.
The membership-based association is directed by a board of diverse professionals experienced in medical marijuana, healthcare, law, pharmaceutical, science, agriculture, law enforcement, security, commercial real estate, finance, public affairs and regulatory sectors.
To learn more about MoCannTrade please visit www.mocanntrade.org