Peter Dikun was the first person in Sioux Falls to turn in a medical marijuana dispensary license, but as more and more applications poured in, he had told his wife that he didn’t see a one in 79 shot working out in favor of his business, The Flower Shop LLC.
On Wednesday morning, he said, she’d told him she had a good feeling about it. But he was still surprised when the ball marked 01 was the first one selected in the city’s license lottery that morning.
With a few more turns of a bingo cage, the city of Sioux Falls selected the rest of businesses slated to receive one of the city’s five medical marijuana dispensary licenses.
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City Hall’s commission room was packed before the 10 a.m. lottery began, with representatives from the 21 different businesses that turned in a combined 79 applications.
After a thorough explanation of the procedure from City Attorney Stacy Kooistra and the unboxing of the applications by City Clerk Tom Greco, the lottery began.
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Licensing Specialist Jamie Palmer deposited 79 balls into a bingo cage in front of the crowd, which she rotated