Jan. 24—A local business owner is set to open one of the first medical marijuana dispensaries on Friday as the state’s first cannabis crop is almost ready to be sold.
Wayne Williams, owner of Legally Rooted, a dispensary located on 6th Street, said he believed cannabis product will be ready in time for his dispensary’s opening or shortly thereafter.
“We should have flower Wednesday through Friday,” he said. “We’re not sure 100%.”
A ribbon cutting is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday to celebrate the new business opening in downtown. While a medical marijuana card is not needed to enter a dispensary, anyone wanting to go inside will have to be 21 or older and show ID.
Williams, who also owns Meridian Underground Music, said he and his business partner worked diligently to meet the licensing and inspection requirements and are ready to go. State inspectors said the business is one of the first dispensaries to be inspected, he said.
While the product may be a day or two behind, Williams said he and his business partner are looking forward to opening the new business and helping their fellow Meridian residents with medical cannabis prescriptions.
The dispensary opening marks the end of a long and complicated grassroots