Missouri officially joined the adult club early this morning, as state officials gave the go-ahead for recreational sales three days ahead of schedule.
This marks the fastest time to vote for sale in the history of legal cannabis. Missouri voters approved adult use legalization on the November 8, 2022, ballot. Less than three months later, local residents lined up to sample the goods.
Sales were expected to begin Monday, February 6, but yesterday afternoon state regulatory officials said they would allow adult use sales to begin Friday morning at 196 medical marijuana dispensaries.
This caused some confusion, as it remained unclear whether all stores would be ready to serve non-medical customers over the weekend.
A number of stores were vying for “first sale” bragging rights. Good Day Farm in Independence had its first sale (photo above) at 8:12 a.m.
Leafly will continue to follow the opening day as it tours across the state.