The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) released medical marijuana license applicant information. On August 19, 2019 the department had received 2,163 total applications. The locations have yet to be finalized but they are the locations applicants applied to have their facility. Officials say, o expect application approvals or denials by the end of 2019. Officials say, information about medical marijuana license applicants, the only county in Southeast Missouri without an application for a future site is Carter County. The Cape Girardeau Area had a total of 37 applications in all for medical marijuana cultivation sites, dispensaries, infused product manufacturers, transporters, and testing laboratories.