Hippos Cannabis Dispensary officially announced its third retail location’s Grand Opening event today, as well as an exclusive Sundro Cannabis flower collaboration with legendary St. Louis Blues alumni player Brett Hull.
Brett Hull #16 Sundro Premium Cannabis flower will launch exclusively at Hippos Marijuana Dispensaries and “The Golden Brett” himself will be in-person at the Columbia location on Saturday, Sept. 24 to meet and greet MO medical marijuana patients. Each patient who purchases this limited-edition strain will receive their product in a Brett Hull #16 box. The lux custom blue, white and gold box even includes a dedicated space for an autograph.
Brett Hull is synonymous with greatness. Hull was a First Ballot Hall of Famer and appears throughout the NHL record books. “After teaming up with Hull a little over three years ago, we decided to develop a strain that immolated the man himself,” said Nick Rinella, CEO of OG Yields. “It took over a year of development at the hands of our talented Director of Cultivation, Ben Friedenberg, along with the rest of our Vienna team, located in the heart of the Ozarks. We are so proud to unveil this limited-release strain of Sundro Cannabis’s “Brett Hull #16”. Grab it and be golden.”
Friedenberg said, “Brett Hull #16’s taste is sweet with undertones of dark cherry and gas. These quality genetics are a perfect combination of terps and THC.”
The Grand Opening celebration will feature local food vendors, music, autographed hockey jerseys and other limited-edition merchandise and swag. The first 86 attendees (an ode to Hull’s remarkable ’90 – ‘91 season in which he scored 86 goals and was named MVP of the NHL) will receive a complimentary gift bag and special menu pricing on several brands and products. The event will also feature product education by brand ambassadors and medical marijuana patient card sign-ups for those looking to renew or apply for MMJ certification.
Blues alumni Kelly Chase and Barret Jackman join Hull as Hippos investors and share his commitment to the medical marijuana industry and patients.
“Cannabis offers an alternative to the addictive nature of opioids and other drugs,” said Hull. “The studies are coming out frequently showing us it is a viable option to pain-management and
stress-relief, including the other amazing benefits. It may have a stigma, but we are proud of it. And we are looking forward to helping a lot of people in Missouri.”
The Columbia store is the third Hippos location operating in the state of Missouri. The dispensary is located at 2500 Broadway Bluffs, Suite 102, near Highway 63 and Broadway. It is open 7 days a week, right next door to Starbucks. Normal daily hours of operations are 10AM to 8PM Tuesday to Saturday and 12PM to 7PM Sundays and Mondays. Their Springfield store is located at 2868 S. Glenstone Ave. opened this past April. Their first location at 17409-G Chesterfield Airport Road opened in November 2021 in Chesterfield, MO.
Lindsay Lockhart, Hippos Director of Brand and Retail, is a Boone County native and a University of Missouri Journalism School graduate. “The opening of this store is personal for me. I can’t wait for the greater Columbia community to experience the best dispensary in the state. We pride ourselves on excellent patient customer service, fair prices, quality menu variety and accessibility in a one-of-a-kind shopping environment. Visit us to experience the difference.”
The modern, state-of-the-art dispensary features an art gallery interior with multiple points of sale, a media center, an online ordering system for in-store pick up, and free patient education. All budtenders are extensively trained and are certified by Missouri’s leading cannabis education provider, Cannabis Cares.
For more information about Hippos or the Executive Team, please visit hipposcannabis.com or contact Lindsay Lockhart.
Lindsay Lockhart, Hippos Director of Brand and Retail
Hippos mission aims to protect and further the right of all individuals to experience both the joy and the powerful healing properties of cannabis and related products.
Hippos is committed to mind & body wellness. We strive to offer the most eco-friendly and recyclable packaging available when possible. Our retail stores support sustainability in an effort to support current and future generations. As part of this commitment, we offer reusable exit bags and encourage our customers to bring them back when they shop.
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