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SWADE Announces Collaboration with Arch Apparel

New cannabis inspired merchandise to premiere 4/3

Swade Cannabis is pleased to announce a partnership with Arch Apparel, unveiling a line of cannabis inspired t-shirts, sweatshirts, and accessories designed in the clothing retailer’s signature modern style now available for purchase.

“Swade and Arch Apparel both celebrate St. Louis, so we’ve teamed up to offer unique merchandise to honor the cannabis industry and our fabulous city,” said Jack Haddox, Directory of Dispensary Operations. “We find that bringing St. Louis inspired merchandise to our dispensaries help St. Louisans express their love of the Lou and cannabis by supporting local.”

“Arch Apparel is excited to collaborate with SWADE on our new collection of wearables and accessories,” said Aaron Park, Owner and CEO of Arch Apparel. “SWADE continues to be at the forefront of bringing high quality, medical cannabis to our community. We’re thrilled to be working with such a strong, industry leader.”

The new collection includes sweatshirts, hoodies, t-shirts, rolling trays, glass joint tubes, herbal grinders, and smell proof locking bags for safety all with a Midwestern twist. The designs are a perfect marriage between Arch Apparel’s iconic STL look paired with cannabis to help bring awareness to plant-based medicine and open up the conversation about Missouri’s Medical Marijuana Program.

 

All merchandise is exclusively available for purchase at Arch Apparel stores, or if you are a medical card holder, at SWADE Dispensary locations. On April 3, 2021 from 11:00am- 2:00pm Arch Apparel and SWADE are hosting an event to kick off the new collection at Arch Apparel’s flagship store, located at 2335 S. Hanley Road, St. Louis, MO 63144. Come and learn all about medical cannabis, how to get your Missouri Medical Marijuana Patient card, and enter for a chance to win a gift basket compliments of SWADE Dispensaries.

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The women making History at Swade

Introducing

Addy

Tell us about yourself
I’m from Hannibal, MO and moved to STL after graduating from Mizzou. I started my career in the advertising industry, and this role at Swade is my first position in cannabis. I became interested and passionate about incorporating holistic medicine and practices into my life several years ago and am excited to explore a career where I can help others do the same. In my free time, I volunteer and am the treasurer for the St. Louis Samoyed Rescue (which led me to rescue and adopt my own sweet senior dog, Logan). I love to stay active by going to the gym, participating in sports, and spending time outdoors; and wind down by reading a book or watching a show. I also love to travel and am looking forward to planning my next adventure!
 
How do you view your role as a Product Specialist at Swade?
I like to view my role as a Product Specialist as a product/medication educator. No two patients are alike and it’s important to help the patient find a product to fit their individual needs and preferences. 
 
What inspires you in your role at Swade?
The patients really are what inspire me. To see patients come in and tell success stories or how they’ve been able to live a pain-free life, cut down on (or in some cases, completely eliminate) prescription medications, or sleep through the night again because they’ve started using cannabis medically, is such a rewarding experience. Even new users that come into a dispensary for the first time and are extremely grateful for the expertise and guidance from our Product Specialists, are daily reminders that what we do is making an impact. 
 
What do you want to say to a patient nervous about their first visit to Swade?
Never feel embarrassed or ashamed because you are using cannabis as medication! I’m hoping what Swade can help do is eliminate the stigma and negative connotations associated with using cannabis. We have patients of so many different demographics, and there is no “typical” cannabis user. I also want people to understand that there are many medication options that don’t always involve smoking or being “stoned” to receive the relief they are looking for. 

Introducing

Marissa

Tell us about yourself
St. Louis native, lived four years in Chicago where I graduated from DePaul University in 2016 with a degree in Communications and Hospitality Leadership. Avid traveler, Prague is my favorite place I’ve visited. Dog mom, wife, empath, cannabis aficionado and lover of all things St. Louis, especially provel cheese, Gioia’s hot salami and our beloved Blues. In my free time I enjoy cooking, hiking and game nights. I wouldn’t be anywhere without the love and support of my amazing family.
 
How do you view your role as Product Specialist / General Manager / Patient Advocate / Consultation Specialist at Swade?
I view my role at Swade as one of absolute privilege. It is an honor to be able to connect with our patients and provide them with the support and care they deserve. Each and every day I feel so lucky to be able to do what I do. 
 
What inspires you in your role at Swade?
Our products, stellar team and wonderful patients are what inspire me daily. We’ve cultivated such an inclusive and friendly vibe at Swade, making it feel more like home than work. I’ve always been a cannabis advocate but witnessing firsthand how much it can positively impact someone’s life is truly surreal. That feeling just never gets old. 
 
What do you want to say to a patient nervous about their first visit to Swade?
Congratulations on taking this step in self-care. You are safe, you are heard and you are more than deserving of all the relief and comfort cannabis provides. My goal is to make you feel as welcome as possible and to have you leave our dispensary knowing you’re part of our Swade Family. Thank you for your trust and your vulnerability.  

Introducing

MO

Tell us about yourself
My name is Mo Muzzey and I am a Saint Louis local. This past May I graduated from Southeast Missouri state university with a degree in Corporate Communications and Integrated Marketing but with the emerging cannabis industry in Missouri I decided to take a different path than I had originally thought and that’s how I ended up with Swade. I am currently working as a Product Specialist after transitioning from the cultivation side of the Sinse brand. I love the cultivation, science, and the beauty of the plants but my passion ultimately lies with serving Missouri MMJ patients.
 
How do you view your role as Product Specialist / General Manager / Patient Advocate / Consultation Specialist at Swade? What inspires you in your role at Swade?
I believe that cannabis can fit into everyone’s lifestyle and that there is no “one way” to consume. I know cannabis has transformed my life in the most positive way and I hope I can continue to share that with every patient I encounter.
 
 What do you want to say to a patient nervous about their first visit to Swade?
If there was one thing I could say to a first-time patient coming to Swade, it would definitely be that cannabis IS medicine and there will be something that can work for your lifestyle and we can definitely be the people that help you find it. 

Introducing

Rae

Tell us about yourself
I love food and I think I’m funny. I hail from the swamp and I’m passionately invested in Gator football. I have four wonderful children, each one has helped me evolve into the human I am today. I love music, the sun, and chicken wings. Loud isn’t loud enough and fast isn’t fast enough. Cooking and grilling are my two favorite hobbies. I would host gatherings every weekend if I could. Before covid I was a bartender and I absolutely loved it. Over the years I’ve met so many wonderful people while behind the bar. I’ve heard some crazy stories, watched families grow, witness friendships being built; the list goes on. It’s been a wonderful life thus far.
 
How do you view your role as Product Specialist / General Manager / Patient Advocate / Consultation Specialist at Swade?
When I got this job I didn’t know what to expect. I knew the basic details, but I was not prepared for the immense growth I’m experiencing. Being a product specialist has allowed me to connect with so many people. I’m humbled everyday by the stories of people leaving pharmaceutical companies. Men and women coming to us in tears about their years of pain and discomfort-finally able to buy products that work! It’s amazing and inspiring.
 
What inspires you in your role at Swade?
Since leaving the bar industry my quality of life has drastically improved as well. The ability to help others everyday is an honor and privilege. I Couldn’t ask for a better gig.
 
What do you want to say to a patient nervous about their first visit to Swade?
For anyone who is nervous or embarrassed; don’t be! We’re all here to help. We all have our “why.” Don’t be discouraged or worried because of some else’s opinion about pain management. This is your journey, own it and enjoy it! 

It’s stuff we all do every day. 

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BeLeaf Medical Hosts Cannabis Career Fair

Job-seekers in the St. Louis and surrounding region that want to work in the emerging legal cannabis industry can head to a career fair hosted by BeLeaf Medical, the largest vertically integrated cannabis company in the state, on March 13, 2021 from 10am – 5pm at Swade Dispensary located in the Grove at 4108 Manchester Avenue, St Louis, 63110. Over the next three years, it is anticipated that the cannabis industry will grow to $20 billion, creating job opportunities in various divisions such as cultivation, manufacturing, dispensaries and more.

BeLeaf Medical CEO Tom Muzzey said: “This is a solid way for hundreds and hundreds of job seekers to take their first step toward a new career in the medical cannabis industry. This industry specific career fair will represent a shift in the way people view the medical cannabis industry. We’re chipping away at the negative social stigma that exists around marijuana by helping great job candidates find a great company to work for,” said Muzzey. “We are looking for the best and the brightest and have been very successful with our hires so far. We need to fill critical positions now to meet the upcoming demand,” Muzzey commented.

Prospective hires are encouraged to read more about openings and fill out applications here prior to attending the job fair. Candidates are invited to learn more about the BeLeaf team, industry employment and the opportunities in Missouri for people of color, women, veterans, disabled people and other diverse groups to apply. Individuals interested in a position can fill out applications on-site and speak with leadership from Cultivation, Manufacturing, Dispensary, and Corporate to learn more about the positions currently open and coming soon.

SWADE medical dispensary employeesBeLeaf Medical Brands are doing all that they can to bring diversity to the Missouri cannabis industry. “It is incumbent on us to focus on inclusivity in our workforce hiring.” said Jack Haddox, Director of Dispensary Operations. BeLeaf employees continually define cannabis industry standards for excellence. Every member of the team from Cultivation Technician to Dispensary Product Specialist has an important role in ensuring BeLeaf is a trusted brand with exceptional products. From seed-to-sale BeLeaf is changing the way cannabis is cultivated, produced and sold in the state of Missouri.

ABOUT BELEAF MEDICAL: BeLeaf Medical Company is a leader in the medical cannabis industry in the state of Missouri. With our years of experience in several states, we are able to deliver the best cannabis flower and manufactured products to market. We have curated the highest quality genetics of popular flower strains. Our cultivation facilities utilize high-tech proven methods to grow the highest quality medical cultivars. BeLeaf Medical products are specifically formulated with medical conditions in mind. To ensure a consistent high quality product we employ strict Good Manufacturing Practices. BeLeaf Medical Dispensaries offer a wide variety of products and a knowledgeable staff to help customers find the best solutions.

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Ellisville Dispenary Opening Date Announced

Swade Medical Dispensary will open its first West St. Louis County location in Ellisville on March 10, 2021 to Missouri medical card holders.

“We are focused on delivering an exceptional experience and will provide patients with the highest quality of medical marijuana in the state,” said Tom Muzzey, CEO of Beleaf Medical. “Patients deserve easy, convenient access to the life-changing medicines that improve their lives and we are honored to be able to provide this with medical cannabis.”

Swade has already opened the first of 5 dispensaries in the area and intends to carry a large variety of medical cannabis produced in the state. They have carefully curated a selection of items from the state’s most renowned cannabis companies, hand-picked to enhance the experience from start to finish. “Our dispensary is tailored to create an atmosphere that is open and inviting with a premium experience. We want you to feel comfortable in our dispensary and will help you find the perfect product and strain to meet your needs,” commented Jack Haddox, Director of Dispensary Operations. “You will find flower, edibles, beverages and other medical forms of product at our locations as soon as they are available.”

In the management of patient’s expectations and Swade’s desire for the patient’s experience to be as seamless and positive as possible, it is strongly suggested that anyone interested in visiting this location go to the website swadecannabis.com to learn more about our policies and procedures, especially around COVID-19. SWADE will be accepting cash and debit cards as well. Online ordering IS available and is encouraged especially for at-risk or immune sensitive patients. These products will be held at the dispensary for pick-up.

In addition to St Peters and Ellisville, there will be locations on Cherokee, Delmar and The Grove, all opening soon. The Swade brand will offer consistency throughout each location so patients know what to expect when they arrive, no matter which location is convenient for them.