Columbia adults 21 and older now can buy recreational marijuana.
The first official day of sales started Tuesday inside Columbia city limits following the city council approving license and zoning rules Monday night. City staff had prepared for the last month to six weeks for implementing the license conversion one day after approval.
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There was a short lineup of customers outside of High Profile at 1500 Interstate 70 Drive SW prior to its 10 a.m. opening Tuesday. The dispensary already was expecting increased foot traffic for Tuesday and so prepared by separating medical and recreational check-in lines and adding more point-of-sale stations and staff, said Abby Kramer, area manager.
Other Columbia dispensaries include Green Releaf, Hippos Marijuana Dispensary, Shangri-La, 3Fifteen Primo Cannabis, and Good Day Farm.
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The range of products at High Profile includes cannabis flowers, edibles, tinctures, infused beverages and those more medical-focused, like transdermal patches, lotions and balms that do not have the psychoactive effect. Missourians purchase up to 3 ounces of dried marijuana in a single purchase. This is the same as 24 grams of a concentrate or 2,400 milligrams in infused edible or drinkable items.
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