Projected Tax Revenue

2022: $2.9 million–$3.4 million

2021: $2.2 million–$2.9 million

2020: $1.2 million–$1.6 million

Less than 3,000 patients approved in IL during the first 10 months.

More than 4,000 patients approved in MO during the first month.

19,000 patients initially projected to be approved the first year in MO.

More than 35,000 patients approved in MO as of March 2020.

Missouri has already made over $17 million.


There were 1,201 dispensary applications.

192 were approved in February, 24 in each of the congressional districts.

Each applicant paid $6,000 nonrefundable fee.

The state made $7,872,000 from application fees for dispensaries alone.

Cultivation Facilities

The DHSS has received 578 cultivation site applications.

60 were approved, and each applicant paid a $10,000 nonrefundable fee.

Sources: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, University of Missouri (Joseph H. Haslag, G. Dean Crader, William Balossi),

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