After voters authorized a medical marijuana program in November 2018, Missouri medical marijuana dispensaries began opening in October. Springfield now has seven of them doing business with patients who have state-issued marijuana ID cards. Nearby communities like Republic, Nixa, Ozark, Cassville and Branson each have one open dispensary, too.
The eighth Springfield cannabis store — The Farmer’s Wife — has a grand opening scheduled Aug. 20 through Aug. 22, director of retail David Brodsky told the News-Leader. The Farmer’s Wife also owns two other stores, one in West Plains that opened April 20 and one in Mountain Grove that opened May 29. Brodsky said the company decided to open those dispensaries earlier than the Springfield one because patients in those communities faced longer travel times to access medicinal cannabis.
At the Springfield grand opening, Brodsky said, “We’ll have vendors from all of our suppliers coming to meet with patients and meet with our budtenders that whole weekend, from all over the state.”
The Farmer’s Wife in Springfield is located in a high-traffic part of East Chestnut Expressway near Highway 65, less than a mile west from Menard’s and the new Costco, also expected to open soon.
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