Missouri’s Recretional Marijuana Market Has Colorado InfluencesPosted by On

Missouri didn’t have to worry about a hangover from the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl win last weekend. It has legal weed now.

In a quick advancement compared to the action of most states, Missouri went from being a legal cannabis wasteland to the latest state with retail pot in under five years. After starting medical marijuana sales in 2020, the burgeoning market just opened for recreational customers on February 3, and one Colorado-based cannabis company is excited to pounce for more than financial reasons.

Robhots, a cannabis gummies brand based in Pueblo West, was founded by Kansas City native Zach Romey, who moved to Colorado in 2013 to pursue his dream in legal cannabis. Today Robhots is a mainstay in Colorado stores, has expanded into multiple states, and is currently one of Missouri’s three largest brands of gummies, he says.

Although Colorado will remain the headquarters for Robhots, Missouri’s legalization has created quite a homecoming for Romey. We chatted with the cannabis-industry veteran to learn more about the state’s legal pot scene, how it compares to Colorado’s, and the newfound freedom he has on business trips.

Westword: When you moved to Colorado in 2013, did you ever think Missouri would legalize recreational cannabis?

Zach Romey: Never in a million years. When I left there after high school, people were selling weed on the side of the local grocery store, all worried about getting caught. It’s been crazy how quick it has come along and to see where…

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