Missouri total cannabis sales topped $125 million in March, according to the state Division of Cannabis Regulations data outlined by KSHB. The total includes $93.5 million in adult-use sales and $32.7 million in medical-use sales.
In a statement, MoCannTrade Executive Director Andrew Mullins said Missouri has “one of the most customer-friendly cannabis programs in the entire nation.”
Adult-use cannabis sales launched in Missouri in February and are so far on track to surpass $1 billion annually. The state sold $102 million worth of cannabis in February which represented the third-highest total for first-month adult-use cannabis sales behind only California and Arizona, according to a Flatland KC report. Comparatively, Illinois, which borders Missouri and has twice the population of Missouri, saw $39.2 million in cannabis sales the first month after adult-use sales commenced.
Missouri’s high sales figures could be partly due to the prohibitionist policies of its border states – neither Nebraska, Arkansas, Oklahoma, nor Iowa have legalized cannabis for adult use. (Full Story)