Recreational marijuana sales start in Vermont at three dispensaries
Adults interested in purchasing cannabis in Vermont will be able to visit one of three dispensaries as scheduled to open their doors on October 1st. Marijuana has been legal for adults to grow and consume in Vermont since 2018 but in 2020 the legislature passed language to tax and regulate cannabis sales. Three companies recently given their final approval from the Cannabis Control Board have announced that they are ready to open their doors on October 1st.
Mountain Girl Cannabis located at 174 West Street in Rutland will open at 11am on Saturday morning. The dispensary co-founded by Josh and Ana MacDuff is putting together their menu which they is expected to include cannabis flower and edible products such as infused chocolate. According to Rutland Herald, Josh MacDuff was arrested in back in 2006 when he was caught selling marijuana. The location, which is a former auto parts store, is somewhere where the MacDuff’s encourage people to come and learn more about cannabis in the legal market.
FLORA Cannabis located at 2 Park Street in Middlebury. Attorney Dave Silberman is a co-founder of the dispensary and a longtime Vermont cannabis advocate. Silberman has been sharing some updates on his Twitter account as October approaches. In an interview with NBC5 co-founder Michael Simms says that the FLŌRA Cannabis dispensary will be stocked with flower, prerolls, gummies, and other cannabis products on opening day.
Ceres located at 190 College Street in Burlington is the first company to receive an integrated license. This allows the company to provide marijuana to both Vermont medical marijuana patients and adults age 21 years and older. In an official press announcement the company is welcoming everyone to visit their 1500-square-foot dispensary on October 1st to celebrate the launch of legal cannabis sales in Vermont. The dispensary is owned by Canadian publicly traded company Slang Worldwide Inc.