Officials in the state of Missouri said this week that over $3 million medical marijuana license fees had been paid since the state started to accept pre-filed applications one month ago.
Department of Health and Senior Services spokeswoman Lisa Cox said that 418 “pre-filed application forms” have been sent in, with a total of $3,020,000 in fees. The totals include:
226 forms for dispensary facilities;
128 forms for cultivation facilities; and
64 forms for infused-product manufacturing facilities.
It was last November during the midterm elections that voters in the state had approved medicinal marijuana.
Amendment 2 calls for a system of 192 dispensaries to be readied by early 2020 to sell cannabis products. Only qualified patients with serious health problems will be able to use the drug.