The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is in the process of issuing 192 medical cannabis dispensary licenses.
The final list was published on the DHSS website Jan. 24.
The licenses were divided evenly among the state’s eight congressional districts, as required by law, according to a St. Louis Public Radio report. The law requires a minimum of 192 licensed dispensaries, the news outlet reported, which means that the state could issue more, but officials first want to see if the minimum number can meet patient demand.
DHSS aims to launch medical cannabis sales this spring. Already, the state has issued roughly 25,000 medical cannabis cards to patients enrolled in the program.