Missouri Awards Nearly 200 Medical Cannabis Dispensary Licenses
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Missouri Awards Nearly 200 Medical Cannabis Dispensary Licenses

The state began notifying the more than 1,100 license applicants of their status on Jan. 23.

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January 24, 2020

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is in the process of issuing 192 medical cannabis dispensary licenses.

The state began notifying the more than 1,100 license applicants of their status on the morning of Jan. 23, according to a Springfield News-Leader report.

The final list was published on the DHSS website Jan. 24.

The licenses were divided evenly among the state’s eight congressional districts, as required by law, according to a St. Louis Public Radio report. The law requires a minimum of 192 licensed dispensaries, the news outlet reported, which means that the state could issue more, but officials first want to see if the minimum number can meet patient demand.

DHSS aims to launch medical cannabis sales this spring. Already, the state has issued roughly 25,000 medical cannabis cards to patients enrolled in the program.

Last month, the state issued 10 medical cannabis testing lab licenses, as well as 60 cultivation licenses. Eighty-six manufacturing licenses were awarded earlier this month.