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Missouri’s Medical Marijuana Community: By the Numbers
August 5, 2021

Missouri’s medical marijuana community has been growing since 2018 when voters approved Amendment 2. From businesses to patients to caregivers, our community is getting larger. Looking at the numbers published by the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), which oversees medical marijuana in Missouri, the story of our community emerges.


Missouri’s Medical Marijuana Patients Live Everywhere

Not surprisingly, where more people live, you find more patients across the state. But if you compare county population size to patients, it is a fairly even spread.

map of Missouri's medical marijuana patients by county

(Updated June 30th, 2021)

All Ages Represented

Medical marijuana has uses for ailments across ages, and Missouri patients span the generations.

graph of Missouri's medical marijuana patients by age
(Covers June 2019-December 2019)

Patients aged 30-39 make up the largest portion at over 21 percent. While people aged 50-59 edge out the 40-49 crowd for second. Patients 60-69 are almost 17 percent, but if they are combined with the over 70 crowd, they make up the second largest share.

At Flora Farms, we take serving all ages seriously. Different phases of life can come with different challenges. Our budtenders are ready to consult with all patients about their needs.

Growing Community

In the last year, the community of patients has grown and grown! By July of 2020, over 64,000 people had applied as patients. By July 2021, the number had grown to over 166,000.

chart showing rise of Missouri's medical marijuana patients

(Based on applications received by month)

As the largest cultivator in Missouri, Flora Farms loves patient cultivators. That community has swelled from around 16,000 last year to 29,000 this year. Happy growing, patient and caregiver cultivators!

chart showing rise of Missouri's medical marijuana patient cultivators

(Based on applications received by month)

Behind the Scenes

A lot of work goes into providing medical marijuana to Missouri patients. Businesses you might not even think of help provide support, like lighting and garden suppliers, lawyers, contractors, transporters, technicians, and so many more.

chart showing rise of Missouri medical marijuana facilities

(Updated July 30th, 2021)

Before medical marijuana makes it to the hands of patients, it undergoes a journey. Cultivators grow marijuana. Labs test product and verify safety. Manufacturers turn marijuana into products you know and love. And none of it could happen without transportation to move product safely and securely. Finally, product arrives in dispensaries where budtenders connect patients to what will best help them.

The Future Looks Bright for Missouri’s Medical Marijuana Patients

It’s impossible not to look over these insights into our growing community in Missouri and feel proud. Lots of hard work and dedication has gone into providing Missouri safe, healthy, and natural medical marijuana. At Flora Farms, we can’t wait to see what the future holds.


Interested in becoming a medical marijuana patient? Click below to learn how.

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Author: Emily Cross