NO MORE BACK DOOR BUSINESS: Toke and Tell dispensary’s front door is now open

Published 3:46 pm Wednesday, April 24, 2024

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NATCHEZ — After another medical cannabis dispensary changed locations, Toke and Tell’s front door is finally unlocked and open for business, owner Dr. Tina Bruce said.

Toke and Tell LLC, which has two dispensary locations in Natchez and Lorman, opened its Natchez location in June of 2023.

However, its patients had to drive around back to get in.

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This was because state law requires dispensaries to be at minimum 1,500 feet apart and the front door of Toke and Tell — which is located at 55 Seargent S. Prentiss Drive in Trace Town Shopping Center — was just shy of meeting that requirement until now.

The City of Natchez went as far as hiring Jordan Kaiser & Sessions to conduct a survey measuring the distance from one dispensary to the other.

The Natchez Planning Commission gave a special exception to allow Bruce to use the back door instead.

“I got my release from the state (Tuesday) and we are open today from the front door as of today with no problems,” Bruce said, adding hours of the business are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bruce says that while she was the first to apply to the city planning department for a Natchez medical cannabis dispensary on June 15, 2022, a series of clerical issues delayed her application until October 2022.

Up to this point, Bruce said business from the back door has been challenging.

“I’m not going to lie, it has been slow but I’m not complaining,” she said.

She plans to host a grand reopening next Friday after she receives signage for the new front entrance.

For more information on Toke and Tell and its products and services, visit Email questions to or call 601-651-3050.