NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE) – Columbia Care Inc. (NEO: CCHW) (CSE: CCHW) (OTCQX: CCHWF) (FWB: 3LP) (“Columbia Care” or the “Company”), one of the largest and most experienced breeders, manufacturers, and suppliers of Cannabis Products in the United States announced today that the first Cannabist Pharmacy in Missouri, based in Hermann, has now opened. This is the ninth Cannabist location and the 75th active Columbia Care pharmacy in the U.S. Cannabist Hermann is located at 2060 Village Lane.

“We pride ourselves on bringing the cannabis experience to medical patients in Missouri,” said Jesse Channon, Columbia Care’s chief growth officer of patients in Missouri’s emerging medical market. We are incredibly grateful to the Department of Health and Senior Services, local regulators, and our business partners for helping make this a reality by bringing the cannabist experience to new communities across the country. ”

The pharmacy has seven points of sale and a drive-through service window. Columbia Care will also open a manufacturing facility in nearby Columbia that will make vapes, edibles, tinctures, tablets and pre-rolls. Medical marijuana sales in Missouri reached more than $ 113 million in September since it was launched in October 2020. There are approximately 150,000 registered medical patients in the state. Hermann is located between Kansas City and St. Louis, the state’s two largest metropolitan areas.

To celebrate the grand opening, there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony and patient festivities on Friday, October 8th. After the ceremonial cutting of the ribbon, Cannabist will continue the opening ceremony with food, music and specials for patients throughout the weekend. Visitors must show a government-issued doctor’s or nursing card.

Further information is available at www.gocannabist.com/hermann.

About Columbia Care

Columbia Care is one of the largest and most experienced breeders, manufacturers, and providers of cannabis products and related services licensed in 18 US jurisdictions and the EU. Columbia Care operates 130 facilities including 99 pharmacies and 31 cultivation and manufacturing facilities, including those under development. Columbia Care is one of the original medical cannabis suppliers in the United States and now provides industry leading products and services to both the medical and adult markets. In 2021, the company launched Cannabist, its new retail brand, and created a national pharmacy network using proprietary technology platforms. The company offers products made from flowers, edibles, oils and tablets, and makes popular brands such as Seed & Strain, Triple Seven, gLeaf, Classix, Press, Amber and Platinum Label CBD. For more information on Columbia Care, please visit www.col-care.com.

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