JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Health of Health and Senior Services says the first legal sales of medical marijuana between licensed dispensaries and qualified patients and caregivers occurred on Saturday.
While the agency didn’t specify exactly where the sales occurred, it did provide this link to an interactive map where dispensaries are approved to operate, including many in the Kansas City metro.
“A tremendous amount of work has occurred by the licensed facilities and our team to get us to this point, and we continue to hear from more facilities that they are ready or almost ready for their commencement inspection,” Lyndall Fraker, director of the Section for Medical Marijuana Regulation, stated in a news release. “We look forward to seeing these facilities open their doors to serve patients and caregivers.”
Missouri voters approved medical marijuana by passing Amendment 2 in 2018. DHSS says it anticipates most of the 192…