Taxes from Medical Marijuana Sales Have Generated $27 million for Missouri Veterans’ Health Care

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. _ For the first time, Missouri now has more than 200,000 active medical marijuana patients and is nearing $500 million in sales.

As of the end of September, 205,883 medical marijuana patients and caregivers had Missouri medical marijuana cards. For a breakdown of Missouri medical marijuana patients by county, please visit www.health.mo.gov/safety/medical-marijuana/stats.php

With record sales of more than $35 million in September, Missouri medical marijuana patients have now purchased $494,139,809 worth of medical marijuana since the first dispensary opened in mid-October 2020 — with more than $358 million of those sales happening in the last 12 months.

The taxes from medical marijuana sales have now generated $27 million and counting in funding for veterans’ health care in Missouri.

“From kicking opioid addictions to helping with chronic pain, Missouri’s popular medical marijuana program is improving the lives of everyday patients in every corner of Missouri,” said Andrew Mullins, MoCannTrade Executive Director. “While the main focus is assisting patients, the industry is also helping Missouri’s economy backfill manufacturing, agricultural and industrial jobs previously lost in Missouri cities big and small. From St. Louis City, Springfield and the urban core of Kansas City to Carrollton, Waynesville, Chaffee, Vienna, Humansville, Macon, Cuba and more, the jobs, investments, and revenues being produced as part of this program are rejuvenating local economies.”

The program has generated more than 9,500 direct, new jobs to date and accounted for 1 out of every 10 new Missouri jobs created in 2021.

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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

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