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The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is transferring about $2.1 million from its medical marijuana program to the Missouri Veterans Commission.

Missourians voted in November 2018 to create a medical marijuana program. The program allows for the use of medical marijuana in the state.

The Amendment voters passed requires DHSS to transfer fees and taxes collected (after operational expenses) to the commission, which is to use the revenue for health care services for veterans.

Through Dec. 5, 2019, the program had collected $18.7 million in fees.

A formal presentation of the transfer of funds is being planned, according to a DHSS news release.

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