Recent study predicts fewer number of medical marijuana dispensaries for Missouri

April 15th, 2019 by admin Leave a reply »

Springfield, MO – A recent study projects Missouri will need 115 to 132 medical marijuana dispensaries by 2022.

University of Missouri Economics professor and author of the study, Dr. Joseph Haslag, said the presence of medical marijuana presents challenges for our state. 

“Particular, in the state of Missouri, having a legal medical market and an illegal recreational market creates an issue,” said Dr. Haslag. “The issue deals with product that’s legal being diverted into the illegal market.” 

Haslag said based on grower activity in Colorado, Missouri will need 24 to 29 cultivators in 2022.

However, Haslag said he was shocked by the lack of

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