The Flower Shop opening marks Sioux Falls' first medical cannabis dispensary
49th Street store sells first legal bags of grass in South Dakota's largest city
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 Friday, the Sioux Falls-based cannabis distributor became the first to market.
Peter Dikun, owner of The Flower Shop, told The Dakota Scout the 2211 W. 49th Street store officially opened for business at 3 p.m. Friday, marking 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 the 37-year-old Dell Rapids resident. “Everything went smooth and there wasn’t any hiccups. It was a steady flow.”
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