It was fairly quiet as B.J. Works perused the available strains of medical marijuana inside Fresh Green on Monday.
He smelled some tabletop samples and learned how they varied: Purple Punch is said to help with stress, nausea and minor body aches. Drago, on the other hand, is supposed to help stimulate the appetite and improve concentration.
Works, a 60-year-old from Grain Valley, broke the silence as reporters watched an employee ring up his purchase, making him the first patient in the Kansas City area to legally purchase marijuana.
“Woo hoo!” he hollered, holding his arms up in the air.
Fresh Green, owned by lawyers Rob and Bianca Sullivan, opened its Lee’s Summit dispensary Monday afternoon. It was the third in the state and first in the metro area to sell marijuana since voters approved a constitutional amendment in November 2018. On Saturday, N’Bliss began sales at two St. Louis-area dispensaries.
Works, a disabled veteran, said he grows his own marijuana at home as allowed under the state’s medical marijuana program. But he said he needed to find a retail provider to supply him in between his own grow cycles. [Read more at The Kansas City Star]