Missouri Veterans Commission Receives $6.8M from Cannabis Taxes



Missouri Veterans Commission Receives $6.8M from Cannabis Taxes

Missouri officials transferred more than $6.8 million of the state’s $8.9 million in cannabis tax revenue to the Veterans Commission, as required under the state’s medical cannabis law.

Missouri officials on Thursday transferred more than $6.8 million derived from cannabis taxes in the state to the state Veterans Commission as required under the state’s medical cannabis law. In all, the commission has received $8.9 million from cannabis-derived taxes, according to the state Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS).The agency said that, since October 2020, the state has sold more than $113 million of medical cannabis. Those sales are taxed at 4%, but the first transfer of funds$2.1 millionto the Veterans Commission came from industry fees.

Lyndall Fraker, director of the Section of Medical Marijuana Regulation with DHSS, noted in a statement that there are more than 140 dispensaries throughout the state and that regulators “are very pleased to see their sales revenue where it is.”

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Interactive Cannabis College Opens in Central Florida



Interactive Cannabis College Opens in Central Florida

The college is designed for individuals looking to land rewarding careers in the industry or individuals looking to start businesses.

September 3, 2021

A hands-on cannabis college focused on industry education, training, career placement, medical cannabis and more has expanded to central Florida.

Learn Sativa University’s (SATU) hands-on program has been in operation for roughly four years. The university started in a 1,000-square-foot building, but has recently expanded to a 5-acre cannabis farm and training facility in Apopka, Fla., said Patrick O’Brien, SATU founder and CEO.

The primary purpose of the college is pretty “straightforward,” O’Brien said.

“We aim towards two paths, and we’re looking for two types of individuals: either ones looking to land rewarding careers in the industry, or individuals looking to start businesses. Whether it be in cultivation, dispensary, or anything along those lines, we can assist with business plans, curriculum and everything from top to bottom,” he said.

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