Missouri Sends $2.1M In Medical Marijuana Revenue To Military Veterans Health Programs

Missouri Sends .1M In Medical Marijuana Revenue To Military Veterans Health Programs

When it comes to supporting military veterans with medical marijuana revenue, Missouri is beginning to put its money where its mouth is. The first-ever transfer of cannabis revenue to a state veterans fund just place, with more than $2.1 million routed from the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) to the Missouri Veterans Commission (MVC), where it will fund health services for those who have served in the military. The payment comes just ahead of the opening of Missouri’s first medical cannabis dispensaries, which regulators said Friday are expected to begin business later this month. A provision in the state’s medical marijuana law that was passed by voters in 2018 routes all state cannabis revenue after expenses to the veterans commission. While taxes won’t begin flowing until sales begin—a 4 percent tax will be taken at dispensaries—the state has already collected millions in license and registration fees from businesses and patients. Over $2 million from the medical marijuana program has been transferred to a veterans fund with @MOVetsComm. More https://t.co/qhB0vphWwd pic.twitter.com/zJBPeAlcDF — Mo Health & Sr Srvcs (@HealthyLivingMo) September 12, 2020 “Facilities are getting up and running now, and the first testing laboratory is on track to be operational very soon,” Lyndall Fraker, director of DHSS’s medical marijuana regulation section, said in a statement Friday. “We are confident that medical marijuana will become available for patients this month, and I am grateful for all the hard work by so many that got us to this point.” DHSS said that…

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