Missouri's Cannabis industry hits high revenue numbers

Promoters of Medical Cannabis in Missouri said the fledgling business continues to see major success.

Medical Cannabis officials said dispensaries seem to be the only business without a hiring problem.

In fact, they are dealing with the opposite, too many people want to work there.

They said Missouri dispensaries are setting records for tax revenue and it's only going to get better.

The spokesperson for Missouri Medical Cannabis Trade Association, Jack Cardetti, said the revenue has been massive.


Medical Marijuana Sales Soar In Missouri, What’s Next?

Missouri’s medical marijuana industry is faring well since the first dispensaries opened their doors last October. Today, more than 100,000 patients and caregivers use and purchase medical cannabis in the state.

Jack Cardetti, a spokesperson for the Missouri Medical Cannabis Trade Association, noted that there are already more dispensaries in Missouri than in Illinois. He added that one week in April, the industry generated $3.3 million in sales and that the state is about to reach $40 million cumulatively.


Rising Missouri Cannabis Sales Expected To Get Bigger Boost From 4/20 'Holiday'

The medical marijuana industry in Missouri is booming by most measures on this April 20, or 4/20 as marijuana’s unofficial holiday is called.

The state has processed nearly 93,000 medical marijuana cards; the number of dispensaries rose from 20 last year to 80 so far this year; and the industry has generated more than $32 million in sales since the first dispensary opened in October.


Missouri starts revoking marijuana business permits at companies that didn't meet operating deadline

Missouri health authorities recently began revoking a handful of medical marijuana business permits after most of the state's would-be cannabis companies weren't ready to open for business roughly a year after winning the licenses, which would allow them to grow and sell the plant for lawful patients provided they met their "commencement" deadlines.


Can Missouri’s cannabis employees unionize?

man holding up a marijuana plant inside a greenhouse

For those of us with family roots in manufacturing or trades, it’s not unusual to have heard stories about labor unions in the family annals. Labor unions found their origins in the mid-19th century in response to the social and economic impact of the Industrial Revolution. In the United States, national labor unions began to form in blue-collar and agricultural industries as a way to protect workers from safer workplace conditions, lower than acceptable wages, and reasonable hours for employees.


Efforts underway to legalize recreational marijuana in Missouri

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Could recreational marijuana become legal in Missouri? There are several efforts in the works to make it happen, from legislation to petitions. But not everyone is on board.

Running a dispensary is more than a full-time job.

"It's a lot. It's just 24 hours a day, that’s all we do," said Bianca Sullivan.

Sullivan and her husband, Rob, opened the first medical marijuana dispensary in the Kansas City area. Now, they want to expand to the recreational market.

"We're all for the full legalization of marijuana that nobody goes to jail for and it's not a crime," said Rob Sullivan.

The Sullivans are helping write a petition to put a constitutional amendment on the 2022 ballot. It's the same way medical marijuana was approved.


Two Missouri medical marijuana applicants win licenses after lengthy legal fight

marijuana plant in a pot

Missouri’s Administrative Hearing Commission has awarded two applicants licenses to start growing medical marijuana, more than a year after state officials initially rejected their requests.

The commission on Tuesday awarded Heya Kirksville and Heya Excello cultivation licenses, according to orders issued by Commissioner Sreenivasa Rao Dandamudi.

The judgment is a blow to the state, which limited the number of available marijuana business licenses and denied hundreds of medical marijuana business applications, only to be met with a wave of challenges at the Administrative Hearing Commission.


Probe of Missouri’s troubled medical marijuana program may resume

Missouri lawmakers may resurrect their probe of the state’s beleaguered medical marijuana program.

Rep. Jered Taylor, R-Nixa, the new head of the House Special Committee on Government Oversight, said Thursday he is open to continuing the panel’s investigation, which stalled in March.

Taylor, who was a member of the committee last year, said the investigation left unanswered questions.


The program has drawn criticism and lawsuits from companies whose bids for medical marijuana business licenses were denied. Complaints have targeted the scoring process and potential conflicts of interest.


Missouri Republican Lawmaker Aims To Legalize Cannabis In The State

jar overfilled with cannabis buds

On the eve of Missouri’s next legislative session, one Republican lawmaker in the state is angling to legalize pot.

State House Rep. Shamed Dogan says he intends to put up a bill in the upcoming session that would add the “Show Me State” to the ranks of those that have ended the prohibition on marijuana.


Columbia’s first medical marijuana shop opens

medical dispensary

3Fifteen Primo Cannabis, a medical marijuana dispensary, opened its doors in Columbia Tuesday.

It's Columbia's first marijuana shop to begin selling to licensed patients legally.


Located at 4003 Ponderosa Street, the state-inspected and licensed operation is owned and operated by Columbia residents.

  • 3Fifteen Primo Cannabis staff.

  • 3Fifteen Primo Cannabis show room.


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