Missouri Joint Ventures opened in mid-January and has worked diligently since to accommodate the patients they serve.
Founded by local pharmacists and business owners, MOJO brings a clinical approach and local feel to medical marijuana. Greenway spoke to co-owner, general manager, and in-house pharmacist Dana Sullinger, R.Ph., about MOJO’s early successes and the struggles of an independent dispensary early in the market.
“Our background is in the medical field, so we wanted our dispensary to reflect that. It has a very medical feel to it. We took over an old doctor’s office with a large waiting room and added online-ordering and a drive-through for convenience.”
“You can expect a clean atmosphere with friendly and well-trained staff. We don’t have a ton of display cases, what we have is an inviting area where we sit with you and talk with you about your medical needs. Then we help you decide what products are best for you.
“I had a lot of people ask me why I would walk away from being a pharmacist to work at a dispensary. It has a lot to do with the limits that traditional medicine has. I needed another avenue to help my customers. I got tired of talking with customers who were asking for help because their current treatment wasn’t working. Now I can give them that option. It’s going to take a lot of education, for both patients and medical staff. Hopefully, I can be that person that can help both the patients and their doctors feel comfortable with this process,” Sullinger explained.
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It’s this foundational idea of hands-on customer interaction and support that has overwhelmed the community. MOJO offers the depth and breadth of service and attentive care that has sustained local businesses for so