Jamie Tillman, owner of CBD store Canna Bliss LLC, is set to open her fourth venture by the end of December – a supply shop for medical marijuana growing.
The business, Canna Grow LLC, will be housed at the Canna Bliss store at 1937 S. Glenstone Ave., Tillman said. Products will include soil, plant nutrients, gardening supplies, lights, tents and other planting supplies. Startup costs are around $10,000, she said.
Tillman said the venture is a response to the 60 cultivation licenses that the state is slated to announce by Dec. 26.
“Since we have so many cultivator licenses out there, I feel like there needs to be plenty of places to educate and sell to growers,” Tillman said.
Qualified patients also can receive cultivator licenses. With the license, patients can cultivate up to 18 plants in various growth stages in an enclosed facility, according to the Missouri Register. Tillman said home growers likely would be her primary clientele at Canna Grow.
More than 7,600 qualified patients have received a cultivator license, said Lisa Cox, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services communications director.
Tillman said the supply shop will have two employees knowledgeable of the trade to assist customers with growing questions. Canna Grow also will offer a program where employees can help customers set up their growing space at home per state regulations.
Tillman has two Canna Bliss locations in Springfield and one in Lebanon. She purchased a lot at 1109 E. Battlefield Road in June for a potential medical marijuana dispensary. Dispensary licenses are scheduled to be announced by the state by Jan. 24, 2020.
As of Dec. 5, the state received 24,949 medical marijuana patient card applications and more than 23,250 were approved, Cox said. That exceeds the estimate of 22,500 qualified patients the state expected through 2021.
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