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Missouri has now approved its 150th newest medical cannabis dispensary since the start of retail sales less than one year ago.
The Missouri Medical Cannabis Trade Association says Missouri medical cannabis sales are on pace to approach or surpass $200 million by the end of this year.
The state Department of Health and Senior Services reported nearly $23 million in sales in September — the fifth consecutive month of record sales growth.
That brings the total amount purchased by medical cannabis patients in Missouri to $136.05 million since retail sales began in late October of last year.
Industry analysts expect those sales totals to only increase as more retail outlets open.