New medical marijuana dispensaries help revitalize several North County communities – KMOV.com

FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOV.com) — Three new medical marijuana dispensaries aim to stimulate the local economy in North St. Louis County, as they look to serve and employ the people who live there.

Greenlight Dispensary is opening three new locations in the St. Louis area in Ferguson, Berkeley and in St. Louis’ Baden neighborhood.  The Ferguson location, located at 517 S. Florissant, is slated to open Friday morning at 10 a.m.

“We hope when people go to Greenlight, they may stop somewhere in Ferguson on Florissant Road and get a sandwich or something at one of our restaurants,” said Mayor Ella Jones. “So, we’re looking for the traffic to be positive, bringing additional customers to Ferguson.”

Jones said the city, along with countless others, has struggled throughout the pandemic. Many of the city’s local restaurants are laying off employees and having a hard time keeping their doors open, according to Jones.

“Marley’s closed, Cork Wine Bar closed, so a lot of people are having problems staying open with this pandemic,” Jones said.

She blames their troubles on the restrictions put in place on indoor dining in St. Louis County, adding many of the restaurants

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