Grand opening planned for St. George’s medical cannabis pharmacy – St George News
ST. GEORGE – A new medicinal marijuana pharmacy has opened in St. George and will host a grand opening this Saturday.
Pharmacy block, located at 1624 S. Convention Center Drive in St. George, next to Jack in the Box, will host its grand opening Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and kick off with a grand opening event.
“We want to celebrate being one of the premier medical cannabis pharmacies in the region and we invite everyone to come,” said Dr. Trobradovic, National Director of Retail for Justice Grown, the parent company. of BLOC.
As part of the inauguration, Trobradovic said vendor kiosks were available to share information on what they have to offer to patients eligible for medical marijuana, while providing education to the general public. on what they are doing.
“We want to do everything in our power to make sure we are well received and welcomed and ultimately educate people about the great service we provide,” Trobradovic said.
As part of the inauguration, people aged 21 and over will be able to visit the sales area after registering with security. In accordance with Bloc’s current policy, people entering the pharmacy will be required to wear a face mask.
Various food trucks will also be on site during the grand opening from 11 a.m.
Bloc Pharmacy is one of 14 highly regulated cannabis specialty pharmacies in the state that were approved following the legalization of medical marijuana by the Utah legislature in late 2018. While lawmakers in the State have tweaked pieces of these medical marijuana laws ever since, these laws have paved the way for the cultivation, distribution and sale of medicinal cannabis in Utah. The recreational use of marijuana remains illegal in the state.
“They didn’t think they would live to see the day when there will be a cannabis pharmacy in St. George,” Trobradovic said, referring to the mostly locally recruited staff at Bloc.
Patients who frequent the cannabis pharmacy will be assisted by pharmacy officers, she said, and two state-licensed pharmacists will be on hand to consult with patients before making a purchase.
However, before a person can purchase medicinal cannabis from the pharmacy, they must have a state issued card stating that they are authorized to do so. Questions about obtaining a card and other medical marijuana issues can be found on a Faq published by the Utah Department of Health.
The medical marijuana sold to patients through the pharmacy comes in the form of cannabis flower, edibles, tinctures, tropical creams, concentrates, and vape cartridges. Smoking marijuana, even for medical purposes, remains illegal under state law.
Many products are displayed under glass tables on the pharmacy sales area.
Like other state cannabis pharmacies, Bloc accepts cash sales only due to major credit card companies, banks, and online services like Paypal, reluctant to be part of transactions involving a substance still listed as illegal. by the federal government. For this reason, Bloc has an ATM located inside the building for the use of customers.
“I am proud of what we have done here, proud of the home team,” said Trobradovic. “The town of St. George has been so welcoming and supportive throughout this process, and we are truly delighted to be here.
Justice Cannabis, the company behind Bloc Pharmacy, has an additional site in western Jordan and holds marijuana-related licenses in Pennsylvania, California, Illinois, New Jersey, Missouri, Michigan and Massachusetts. The company was established in 2014 by Illinois civil rights attorneys, according to the company’s website.
“The concept was simple: Cannabis feels good, it feels good, to make you feel good,” the website states.
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