Nearly a year after Missouri’s first medical marijuana dispensaries began operating and several months after Branson got a dispensary, a cannabis retail store is now open in the nearby Table Rock Lake area.
Thrive Branson West is one of two operations awarded permits to operate in the Stone County town of 484 residents, according to state health department records provided to the News-leader earlier this year.
The company said it held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday morning at its store located at 18490 Business Highway 13, a 15-minute drive from other lakeside communities such as Kimberling City and Indian Point.
Thrive plans two retail outlets in Missouri, said MoCannTrade, the industry’s largest association in the Show-Me State. The company already has four dispensaries in southern Illinois.