Practically a yr after Missouri’s first medical marijuana dispensaries started working and a number of other months after Branson got a dispensary, a hashish retail retailer is now open within the close by Desk Rock Lake space.
Thrive Branson West is one among two operations awarded permits to function within the Stone County city of 484 residents, in keeping with state well being division information offered to the Information-leader earlier this yr.
The corporate stated it held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday morning at its retailer positioned at 18490 Enterprise Freeway 13, a 15-minute drive from different lakeside communities corresponding to Kimberling Metropolis and Indian Level.
Thrive plans two stores in Missouri, stated MoCannTrade, the business’s largest affiliation within the Present-Me State. The corporate already has 4 dispensaries in southern Illinois.
Missouri dispensary gross sales totaled $21.7 million in August and $21 million in July, up from $16.3 million in June, state information present.
Missouri now counts roughly 139,000 sufferers with state-issued ID playing cards permitting them to purchase marijuana at licensed dispensaries for medicinal therapy.
Stone County, the place Thrive’s new dispensary is positioned, had between 500 and 999 sufferers on the finish of August, state information present.
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