The era of retail cannabis in Missouri is about to begin.
Late Friday, the Missouri Medical Cannabis Trade Association, or MoCannTrade, announced that the first legal medical marijuana sales in Missouri would take place at two St. Louis County dispensaries beginning Saturday.
The trade association said on Twitter that N’Bliss Cannabis stores in Ellisville and Manchester would open at 9 a.m.
Earlier in the week, MoCannTrade invited journalists to tour the N’Bliss dispensaries.
MoCannTrade tweeted information from N’Bliss that advised patients to bring their government ID along with their Missouri medical marijuana cards and that they must pay in cash or by debit card. Credit cards can’t be accepted because cannabis is federally illegal.
Store capacity is limited due to St. Louis County COVID-19 ordinances, N’Bliss said, so lines will be long. Masks are required and the store will take temperatures before patients can enter the building.
Only cannabis flower will be available, N’Bliss said, with a one-ounce purchase limit per patient. Edibles and other products will be available “over time.”
When will a Springfield dispensary open?
As the News-Leader reported last month, N’Bliss along with Springfield-based Old Route 66 Wellness and Missouri Health & Wellness in the eastern part of the state were vying to be the first Missouri dispensary to open their doors for patient