Springfield’s cannabis market continues growth year after legalization – News-Leader

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It has been a little over one year since recreational, adult-use marijuana first became available for purchase in the state of Missouri — and what a year it was.

According to the Department of Health and Senior Services, cumulative sales of legal marijuana in Missouri, both medical and recreational, nearly topped $2 billion by the end of 2023, with sales of recreational marijuana accounting for more than $940 million of that total.

Amy Moore, director of the Division of Cannabis Regulation in Missouri, said there was “unexpectedly high interest” in the rollout of the recreational marijuana program, which was legalized by Missouri voters in November 2022.

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