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Medical marijuana sales begin in Missouri

Posted at 3:46 PM, Oct 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-17 16:46:50-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Medical marijuana sales began Saturday in Missouri.

Nearly 200 dispensaries are licensed statewide and are expected to be operational by the end of the year, according to a news release.

“Missouri patients have always been our north star as we work to implement the state’s medical marijuana program,” Dr. Randall Williams, Director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, said in the release. “We greatly appreciate how hard everyone has worked so that patients can begin accessing a safe and well-regulated program.”

Lyndall Fraker, director of the Section for Medical Marijuana Regulation, said a “tremendous amount of work” has taken place to get Missouri to this point.

“We continue to hear from more facilities that they are ready or almost ready for their commencement inspection,” Fraker said. “We look forward to seeing these facilities open their doors to serve patients and caregivers.”

Information about which dispensaries are operating can be found on a map operated by the DHSS.