More than 300 medical cannabis cultivators, manufacturers, testing labs, transporters, retailers and seed-to-sale providers are currently operating in the state, according to the press release.
“Nearly every facility who was part of the initial round of licensing is now up and running and providing beneficial products and service to the patients of Missouri,” said Lyndall Fraker, Director of the Section for Medical Marijuana Regulation, in a public statement. “We are proud of the tenacity shown by both our regulatory team and all of the facility operators who were able to clear so many hurdles that COVID-19 presented during a critical time.”
There are currently 158,169 patients and 3,283 caregivers registered in Missouri’s medical cannabis program, according to the press release.
Meanwhile, two groups, Fair Access Missouri and Legal Missouri 2022, are working to place competing adult-use cannabis legalization measures on the state’s 2022 ballot.