Tuesday, December three, 2019
ST. LOUIS (AP) – Interest in making use of healthcare marijuana is far outpacing expectations in Missouri.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Missouri has issued close to 22,000 healthcare marijuana cards in the 1st 5 months of the plan.
University of Missouri researchers had predicted Missouri wouldn’t attain that numerous sufferers till 2021.
The Missouri Healthcare Cannabis Trade Association estimates that there could be at least 122,000 healthcare marijuana sufferers by the finish of 2022. Spokesman Jack Cardetti says that estimate is primarily based on trends in states such as Colorado, exactly where two% to three% of the population received cards soon after healthcare marijuana was authorized.
Missouri voters legalized marijuana for healthcare use in 2018.
The state well being division says it plans to get started awarding licenses for organizations to develop, dispense and make marijuana-infused merchandise by January.
Info from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com
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