Lee's Summit dispensary will be among first in Missouri to sell medical marijuana – KMBC Kansas City


A dispensary in Lee’s Summit could be the first to sell medical marijuana in Missouri. Right now, Fresh Green Dispensary is the only dispensary in the Kansas City area that’s approved to operate. KMBC 9 got a look inside and found out when they could have their first product on the shelves.“We’re actually gonna have samples of all of the products,” said Bianca Sullivan, as she pointed out empty canisters tethered to a wooden table. The dispensary off Route 291 and NE Tudor Road in Lee’s Summit has become her second home. “Over the summer we basically moved into here, and we’re here 12 hours a day, every day,” she said. She and her husband Rob are attorneys but have taken on a second career in the medical marijuana business. The coronavirus pandemic gave them more time to pursue their new passion, with all their trials delayed until 2021. “The world had stopped, so we were really able to work on this full time,” Sullivan said. Their business was officially approved to operate Oct. 1. Now, they’re waiting for product from a cultivator in eastern Missouri.“Some of it has passed testing, more of it is still being tested,” Sullivan said. “So, we’re really very excited about that. We still don’t know when we’re going to get it.”The dispensary will have the flower, or bud, at first, but they hope to have manufactured products in December. That includes marijuana-infused gummies, drinks, and even Christopher Elbow chocolates. Sullivan was first introduced to medical marijuana in college as a volunteer working with AIDS patients in California. Now, she’s looking forward to helping patients here in her hometown.“We’ve had people come in here crying because they’re so excited because they were able to get off their opioids,” she said. “I’m just really excited to

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