Sept. 6, 2022
By Joe Sneve, The Dakota Scout
More than nine months ago, The Flower Shop, LLC, won the first of five licenses up for grabs in the city of Sioux Falls medical marijuana licensing lottery.
And Sept. 2, the Sioux Falls-based cannabis distributor became the first to market.
The store at 2211 W. 49th Street store marks the third state-licensed medical marijuana retail shop in South Dakota to begin public-interfacing operations and the first in the state’s largest city.
“We said ‘Everything works so lets turn on the open switch,’” said owner Peter Dikun, a 37-year-old Dell Rapids resident. “Everything went smooth and there wasn’t any hiccups. It was a steady flow.”
The Flower Shop currently offers five different strains of cannabis flower buds, a limited selection of edibles and CBD products. Marijuana paraphernalia like glass pipes are also available for purchase.
The Flower Shop offers a “deli-style” customer experience within its 3,000-square-foot space, Dikun said, referring to customers’ ability to peruse products by smelling, touching and feeling what’s offered before making a selection.
“We’re not just giving them a black package and sending them on their way,” he said.
Those eligible to legally purchase cannabis