Winnipeg's first-ever medical marijuana dispensary is now open.

Your Medical Marijuana Headquarters opened on Main Street on Wednesday.

The store offers marijuana for purchase with the appropriate paperwork from a doctor.

Owner Glenn Price said the federal government has done a poor job of providing the drug to people who need it.

He said he's already been overwhelmed by the response from the community.

Price said there is a growing demand for medical marijuana, but he thinks more doctors should be open-minded about prescribing it.

"There's alternative medicine instead of pills, and hopefully more and more doctors will see this and get educated and see me and find out about to getting into this program," he said.