NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2021 – PRESS RELEASE – Columbia Care Inc., one of the largest and most experienced cultivators, manufacturers and providers of cannabis products in the U.S., announced the first Cannabist dispensary in Missouri, located in Hermann, is now open. This marks the ninth Cannabist location and the 75th active Columbia Care dispensary in the U.S. Cannabist Hermann is located at 2060 Village Lane.
The Cannabist name is part of Columbia Care’s national retail rebrand, which launched last month in Florida.
RELATED: Columbia Care Turns Its Attention to Florida in Effort to Launch Cannabist Retail Brand
“We are proud to bring the Cannabist experience to medical patients in Missouri,” said Jesse Channon, chief growth officer of Columbia Care. “We are seeing accelerating growth and a clear appetite for high-quality products and services among an increasing number of patients in Missouri’s young medical market. We’re incredibly thankful to the Department of Health and Senior Services, local regulators and our business partners who have helped make this a reality as we bring the Cannabist experience to new communities across the country.”
The dispensary boasts seven points of sale and a drive-thru service window. Columbia Care will also open a manufacturing facility in nearby Columbia, which will produce vapes, edibles, tinctures, tablets and pre-rolls. Missouri’s cumulative medical cannabis sales reached more than $113 million in September, since launching in October 2020. There are approximately 150,000 registered medical patients in the state. Hermann is located between Kansas City and St. Louis, the two largest population centers in the state.
To celebrate the grand opening, a ribbon-cutting ceremony and festivities for patients will be held Oct. 8. Following the ceremonial ribbon cutting, Cannabist will continue the grand opening celebration with food, music and specials for patients throughout the weekend. Visitors are required to present a state-issued medical ID or caregiver card.
For more information, visit www.gocannabist.com/hermann.