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WIRE: Missouri awards medical cannabis dispensary licenses

Jefferson City, MO: State regulators last week began issuing the first licenses for medical cannabis providers.

Under the provisions enacted by a 2018 voter-approved ballot initiative, officials with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services must license a minimum of 24 dispensaries in each of the state’s eight congressional districts.

Regulators have already registered 27,000 patients to participate in the cannabis access program. Licensed dispensaries are expected to be operational by this spring.

Additional information about the program is available online from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

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