PARKVILLE, MO (KCTV) — Parkville’s first dispensary opens Wednesday to offer medical marijuana patients easy access to medicinal cannabis.
Fresh Karma will serve individuals with a state-issued medical marijuana reference card and a valid, government-issued I.D.
The store is one of 12 dispensaries in the Kansas City region with a license and current approval to operate from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
Fresh Karma’s Director of Marketing and Retail Jericho Heese said the business team put more than three years of work into plans, applications and inspections before being awarded a license.
“I think a lot of the ways we excelled is we focused on the patients,” Heese said. “Our focus was directly on the patients and making sure we take care of them correctly.”
The Parkville location is the first of three locations Fresh Karma intends to open. Stores in St. Joseph and KCMO – near Linwood and Troost – will open within the coming months.
Heese said they recognize the need to be a part of community in which they will profit, The stores have already planned food drives and community clean ups.
He tells KCTV5 neighboring restaurant, bar and shop owners