April 7, 2021 7:27 PM
Posted: April 7, 2021 7:27 PM
CARTHAGE, Mo. – Blue Sage Cannabis Company has been open in Carthage for around two months. Two months that have been a whirlwind for budtenders at the new medical marijuana dispensary.
“It could not be any better. We’re doing fantastic here,” says Liz Perry, the Manager at Blue Sage Cannabis Company.
The dispensary was started by Leanne Dickerson, who had run her own pharmacy in Harrisonville since 2002. Starting the company was a big gamble, but one Dickerson was willing to take.
“Obviously everyone knows about the opioid epidemic, and so I just feel like this is a wonderful alternative to that,” explains Dickerson. “It’s all about education. I know years ago marijuana got a bad name, but there’s so many benefits from marijuana that I think it’s very important to have a store like this so that we can educate people and help them with their medical needs.”
After going through a lot of paperwork to satisfy the state’s requirements for operating a medical marijuana dispensary, Blue Sage Cannabis Company opened in Carthage at the end of January. The main goal of the dispensary — like most of them — is to help patients find the products they need. But to do that, they need cannabis products on the shelves.
“We just started with flower at first, and edibles,” explains Perry. “Over time as the supply keeps getting bigger and bigger we’re being able to add more and more products.”
As the number of manufactures and cultivators in the state have increased, they were able to add more strains of flower, different kinds of edibles like THC infused drinks, pre-rolled joints, and vape cartridges’ with concentrated THC. They’re still waiting