The first weekend of recreational marijuana legalization in Missouri saw a massive surge in sales, with local dispensaries reporting record-breaking numbers. This is a major milestone for the state, which is now one of the latest to legalize recreational cannabis use.
“Missourians Embrace Legal Recreational Marijuana with Open Arms”
The weekend saw Missourians lining up in droves at local dispensaries to purchase recreational cannabis. The demand was so high that many dispensaries reported running out of certain products, and had to limit the amount of marijuana each customer could purchase.
Dispensaries Report Huge Increases in Sales and Foot Traffic
Missouri dispensaries across the state reported significant increases in sales and foot traffic compared to their pre-legalization numbers. Many were forced to increase their staffing and inventory to keep up with demand, and some even extended their hours to accommodate the influx of customers.
The surge in sales is expected to bring in significant revenue for the state, as recreational marijuana is taxed at a higher rate than medical cannabis. This revenue is expected to be used to fund various state initiatives, including education, infrastructure, and public safety programs.
The Future of Recreational Marijuana in Missouri
While the first weekend of recreational marijuana legalization was a success, it remains to be seen how the market will develop in the coming months and years. In many states that go Rec, aa huge increase in residents signing up for the states medical card program increases, as the costs are less.
Some predict that sales will level off as the novelty wears off, while others believe that demand will continue to increase as more people try recreational marijuana for the first time. Although, with record-breaking sales and enthusiastic customer demand, it’s clear that Missourians are embracing recreational marijuana with open arms.