JOPLIN, Mo. — More local medical marijuana dispensaries began selling legal recreational marijuana in southwest Missouri Friday – with more on the way.
Good Day Farm Joplin and Carthage’s Blue Sage Cannabis Deli both opened to recreational customers Friday. Missouri Made Marijuana on 15th and Rangeline also confirmed they’ve been approved for recreational sales – as did Greenlight Marijuana Dispensary on 7th St.
Flora Farms in Neosho also announced on Facebook that they are approved and now serving recreational users 21+.
More area dispensaries are expected to follow if they applied for recreational licenses.
Some Missouri dispensaries may start selling recreational marijuana Friday
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Adults in Missouri could be able to start buying recreational marijuana as soon as Friday.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said that’s when it will begin approving requests from marijuana dispensaries to convert their medicinal licenses to recreational licenses.
Dispensaries are allowed to begin selling to recreational-use customers as soon as the business receives its license.
DHSS previously said 318 of the 322 medical marijuana licensed facilities in the state applied for comprehensive licenses.
The MHSS already approved dozens of new recreational marijuana rules that take effect Friday. It is the responsibility of each dispensary and recreational user to make sure they comply with the rules.
The state said it is required to notify each dispensary that applied to convert a license by Monday.
Missouri law requires licensed dispensaries to be able to sell recreational marijuana by Monday, Feb. 6.
It’s been legal in Missouri for adults to possess up to 3 ounces of marijuana since December.