The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) recently approved Missouri Health & Wellness’ Washington location as one of the first medical marijuana dispensaries approved to operate in the state of Missouri.
The dispensary is owned and operated by Missouri Health & Wellness (MH&W), a medical marijuana company that was awarded five licenses to operate dispensaries in Washington, Belton, Kirksville, Jefferson City, and Sedalia.
With this approval, MH&W plans to open to the public as soon as medical marijuana becomes available from Missouri-licensed cultivators.
“We are ready to go here in Washington and are excited to bring Medical Marijuana to Washington, Franklin County, and the surrounding areas,” said Randy Stambaugh, MH&W’s state-wide manager.
Stambaugh believes that the company will have medical marijuana available for sale by early winter but hopes it might be sooner than that, and the local community has been supportive throughout the process.
“We want to thank everyone at the City of Washington as well as the Chief of Police and the Chamber of Commerce for their help in getting this facility up and running. Everyone here has been great to work with and we are excited to be part of this fabulous community,” says Stambaugh.
MH&W’s ownership team combines professionals in the banking, legal, accounting, law enforcement, medical marijuana, and healthcare fields. Kathleen Beebe, MH&W’s regional manager is grateful that the COVID-19 Pandemic did not slow down the facility buildouts, and stated that, “we will have precautions and protocols in place, like social distancing and crowd control measures, so that when we open we can keep our staff and patients safe.”
The company’s ownership team includes several doctors and a clinical pharmacist who have studied marijuana and are looking forward to helping MH&W provide the