Medical cannabis card holders near Park City will now have access to a local dispensary after the grand opening of the Wasatch Back’s only medical marijuana pharmacy.
After overcoming a number of hurdles with construction and the pandemic, Deseret Wellness opened their doors on Kearns Boulevard to the public Thursday.
Jeremy Sumerix, marketing president of the dispensary, said after their ribbon cutting event earlier this month, they saw their first customer Thursday morning.
"It’s been very exciting," Sumerix said. "And it has been busy. We had a handful of patients waiting outside for us to open at 11 o’clock, which is great. The good news is we were staffed for the unknown, so we’re going to be able to take care of everyone who comes in today."
He said the opening went off without a hitch.
"Most of the team has done extensive training in our location down in Provo, so there won’t be the issues with the learning curve ect." he said. "And the systems, all of the programs have been working beautifully. So far, so good."
Patients need to have a cannabis card and a valid form of ID to enter the facility and meet with a pharmacist.
To get a card, patients must have a qualifying medical condition - like cancer, persistent nausea or pain lasting longer than two weeks. They also need a recommendation from a qualified medical provider.