Kansas City’s first marijuana dispensary sells out in two days. When will more open?


On Monday, patients celebrated the first legal sales of marijuana in the Kansas City area. But by the end of the day Tuesday, the dispensary was sold out.

The Fresh Green dispensary in Lee’s Summit opened with long lines but limited supply on Monday afternoon. With only a handful of patients allowed inside at one time, the wait to get inside sometimes lasted hours. It was a similar story on Tuesday, when the shop sold out after serving a total of about 500 patients, said Bianca Sullivan, who owns the dispensary with her husband.

“It was consistent,” she said. “It was about an hour-and-a-half to two-hour wait.”

Sullivan hopes the dispensary will get another delivery of marijuana within the next five to 10 days from its St. Louis-area grower. Other local dispensaries appear to still be several weeks away from opening.

As patients made their way into Fresh Green, located in a former Blockbuster video rental store off Missouri 291, Sullivan quickly noticed a common trend: most of the customers were not young. Her software system calculated the average patient age at 51. Of those patients served, 18 were above age 70 and only eight were between 18 and 21, she said. [Read more at The Kansas City Star]