Two years ago today a Missouri cancer survivor named Larry and his wife, a registered nurse, made Missouri’s first medical marijuana purchase at an N’Bliss Cannabis Dispensary in St. Louis. Additional sales quickly followed at Fresh Green dispensary in Lee’s Summit and Old Route 66 in Springfield. Today more than 200,000 Missourians have an active medical marijuana patient card and have purchased more than $494 million worth of medicine in the past two years.

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 October 17, 2020 — with more than $358 million of those sales happening in the last 12 months.

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

“From day one, Missouri’s medical marijuana program has been providing relief to Missourians in every corner of this state, while helping local economies with thousands of new jobs and hundreds of millions in new economic investment” said MoCannTrade Executive Director Andrew Mullins. “The fact that more than 200,000 Missourians now have an active medical marijuana card speaks to how popular the program has become and how responsive the industry has been to the needs of our patients.”

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

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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