Although a bill legalizing medical marijuana in Missouri passed in late 2018, it took nearly two years for that medicine to start becoming available locally for patients. Now, Swade Cannabis Dispensary has opened locations in St. Peters, Ellisville and the Grove, with two more planned to open in St. Louis in the coming months.
Swade is a luxury cannabis company offering a premium experience at each of its locations. All have a similar upscale vibe but with their own twists that tie into the community. “We want to educate people and work to end the stigma attached to cannabis and not feel ashamed of exploring plant-based medicine,” said Jack Haddox, director of dispensary operations.
The flagship spot in the Grove opened Friday, April 16, with a bright, colorful ambiance and a large mural in true Grove fashion. In May, a Delmar Loop location with musical memorabilia decor is set to open across from the Pageant, while a Cherokee Street storefront will channel the historic district’s rustic feel. “We sourced local architect Min Plus, who utilized design elements informed by nature – exposed beams, recycled materials – and really brought the community