We’re all wondering when dispensaries will open in Kansas City. Here’s what we know so far.
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When are dispensaries expected to open in Kansas City?
The three state-licensed dispensaries in Kansas City, Missouri are expected to open in early 2019. The locations have not been announced yet, but all three dispensaries will be located in the city’s east side.
Two of the dispensaries are owned by local companies, Joplin-based Magnolia Wellness and Springfield-based Natural State Wellness. The third dispensary is owned by a Colorado-based company called Native Roots.
All three dispensaries are currently growing their own cannabis plants and will continue to do so until they are able to obtain product from licensed Missouri growers. Missouri has not yet issued any licenses for cannabis cultivation facilities.
What are the current laws regarding dispensaries in Kansas City?
In order to open a dispensary in Kansas City, you must first obtain a license from the state of Missouri. There are currently no laws specifically regulating dispensaries in Kansas City, but the city does have zoning regulations that restrict where they can be located. Dispensaries must be located at least 500 feet from any school, church, or daycare center. They are also not allowed to be located within 1,000 feet of another dispensary.
How many dispensaries are expected to open in Kansas City?
Officials expect between 15 and 20 dispensaries to open in Kansas City, depending on the number of applications that are approved. The city has not released a list of approved dispensaries, but officials say they will do so once the businesses are up and running.
What are the benefits of having a dispensary in Kansas City?
The benefits of having a dispensary in Kansas City are many. Dispensaries provide patients with safe and affordable access to medical cannabis, which can help treat a wide variety of conditions and illnesses. In addition, dispensaries create jobs and generate tax revenue for the city.
Are there any downside to having a dispensary in Kansas City?
There are several arguments against having dispensaries in Kansas City. One is that they would increase crime. Another is that they would lead to increased drug use, and still another is that they would send the wrong message to young people.
However, there are also arguments in favor of having dispensaries in Kansas City. One is that they would provide a safe and legal place for people to buy marijuana. Another is that they would generate tax revenue for the city, and still another is that they would create jobs.
Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to allow dispensaries in Kansas City will be up to the city council.