ST. LOUIS – Nearly three months after Missourians voted to legalize marijuana, they can now buy it. Sales are already underway for those 21 and older. Missouri’s first round of recreational marijuana sales began Friday; the legalization took effect on Monday.
The Missouri Department of Health told about 300 dispensaries, cultivation, and manufacturing facilities across the state they could expand their services to sell recreational pot.
“We were approved on Friday,” said Charles Unger, Greenlight Dispensary’s General Manager. “I think everyone was pleasantly surprised; we’ve had Monday, February 6 on the books forever, and the state gave us a little bit of a present with that.”
Cannabis cafés could also soon become a reality in some parts of unincorporated St. Louis County, after the County Planning Commission introduced a bill recommending new regulations to the city ordinance for Amendment 3.
The state levies a 6% tax on recreational sales – on top of regular sales taxes, compared to Illinois where taxes are up to 25%.
“They’re here, and we have people doing a double take thinking we forgot to ring them something up, or maybe something was missed, they made a mistake, but no – it’s just Missouri’s going to be a lot friendlier to their cannabis patients than any other market,” Unger shared.
Revenue in Missouri will be devoted to carrying out marijuana crime expungements. More than 5,000 marijuana expungements have been granted in the state.
Some sites in the St. Louis area have already started selling to adults 21 and older. Dozens of dispensaries are scattered across the region.
If you’re looking for a cannabis dispensary near you, below are among the ones you can visit, per WeedMaps.com. Click the links below for address information.
St. Louis City
- Viola STL Olive
- Good Day Farm – Central West End
- Root 66 – Dogtown
- Root 66 – South Grand
- Greenlight – Chippewa
- Greenlight – St. Louis City
- 3Fifteen Primo
St. Louis County
- Cookies St. Louis – Florissant
- Greenlight – Berkeley
- Greenlight – Ferguson
- Feel State – Florissant
- Terrbis- Hazelwood
- Good Day Farm – St. Ann
- Heya Wellness – St. Ann
- Terrabis – Creve Coeur
- Bloc Dispensary – Richmond Heights
- Proper Cannabis – Crestwood
- High Profile – Sunset Hills
- Bloc Dispensary – Valley Park
- 3Fifteen Primo – Valley Park
- N’bliss Cannabis – Ellisville
- N’bliss Cannabis – Manchester
- Kind Goods – Manchester
- Hippos Marijuana Dispensary – Chesterfield
- Proper Cannabis – South County
- Organic Remedies – St. Louis
- Good Day Farm – Concord
- Kind Goods – Fenton
ST. CHARLES COUNTY
- Kind Goods – St. Peters
- Root 66 – St. Peters
- High Profile St. Charles
- Heya Wellness – St. Charles
- Good Day Farm – O’Fallon
- Terrabis – O’Fallon
- Missouri Wild Alchemy
- The Source Cannabis – Lake St. Louis
ON THE OUTSKIRTS
- Green Relief Dispensary – Troy (Lincoln County)
- Proper Cannabis -Warrenton (Warren County)
- Cannabist -Hermann (Gasconade County)
- Bloc Dispensary – Famington (St. Genevieve County)