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- Oct 16, 2014
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- Salisbury, Vermont
Recreational marijuana is officially available for retail purchase.Yesterday 6:38 PM
On Oct. 1, marijuana became recreationally legal to purchase at dispensaries throughout the state. So far, only three dispensaries are licensed to sell in the state, but many more are in the licensing process.
Recreational marijuana is officially available for retail purchase.© Provided by WPTZ Plattsburgh-Burlington
Saturday morning in Burlington, Cere's Collaborative hosted its grand opening.
"I think people have been in good spirits and are looking forward to this as much as we have. The weather's been beautiful, so were really excited, we’ve got a line and that people are happy to be here," said Russ Todia, the chief operating officer of Ceres Collaborative.
While the dispensary did not open until 10 a.m., many were in line for hours before.
"I was here around 8 a.m., and there were some people waiting, so I don’t know how early folks got here, but certainly a few hours before we had opened our doors," Todia said.
People in the community are excited that they can buy marijuana products knowing they are safe.
"I think it probably encouraged a lot of people just to do away with all the bad stigma about it because, honestly, it helps a lot of people," said Matt Viscido, a Vergennes resident. "I was in the Navy, I have PTSD, and weed helps me a lot more than alcohol did," he said.
Cere's Collaborative's staff looks forward to what is ahead in the industry and is also excited to serve the community.
"We didn’t know exactly what to expect, but we’re certainly happy that things have gone smooth and we’ve been able to get everyone the product they're looking for," Todia said.