KANSAS CITY (AP) — Costs for medical marijuana have been dropping as extra producers, cultivators and dispensaries open.
Residents voted in 2018 to legalize medical hashish. Since then, the state has licensed 193 dispensaries, 59 cultivators and 86 producers, though not all of them are working but.
When the primary dispensary within the Kansas Metropolis space opened in October, one eighth of an oz. of flower price $60. Practically 10 months later, the identical product could be gotten for $40. Native dispensaries at first bought solely flower. Now, they inventory quite a lot of gadgets, together with edibles and cartridges.
“Definitely, we knew when shops opened right here on the very starting the costs had been going to be greater, the choice was going to be extra restricted,” mentioned Jack Cardetti, spokesman for the Missouri Medical Hashish Commerce Affiliation. “However with every coming week, we see these developments reversing.”
Extra environment friendly processes, extra cultivators and extra competitors have all contributed to decrease costs for the reason that first producer opened in Missouri.
Costs on some merchandise are estimated to be 25% decrease than when dispensaries first opened, mentioned Bethanie White, director of selling for Clovr, the primary producer to open in Missouri.