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The first day of recreational marijuana sales brings Arizonans out by the dozens

The first day of recreational marijuana sales brings Arizonans out by the dozens.

PHOENIX — Crowds at dispensaries in downtown Phoenix gathered as they opened their doorways for the first time to promote recreational marijuana.



“I’m out here trying to buy some weed, honestly. It’s just my choice of vice, you know, it’s nice. It’s mellow,” Dylan Shatwell stated.

Katheryne Lent, an admitted long-time marijuana smoker, shared reward for the business for coming this far in Arizona.

“Yeah, I’m really excited about it, I’m an advocate and it’s really a lifestyle choice,” she stated.

As of Friday, patrons might buy recreational marijuana merchandise at state licensed dispensaries. President of Curaleaf dispensary, Steve Cottrell stated that after greater than 10 years on this business, they’re comfortable to legally serve contemporary faces, new to hashish.

“It’s a big day for Arizona, we’ve been waiting a long time for this, we’ve made getting through the line as fast as humanly possible and have plenty of employees to answer questions for new customers and existing patients,” he stated.

As strains fashioned round buildings, dwell music and flashing lights additionally drew crowds.

“I really do not drink since you get hungover, so it’s good you may smoke and really feel good the subsequent day,” Griffin Cottrell defined.

Plus, 16% excise tax will get tacked onto each recreational product bought. That money will go into the state’s coffers.

“I think that’s exactly what we should be doing, taking things like this and putting it toward positive things,” Lent stated.

Dispensaries doubled up on workers and stock, anticipating a revolving door of regulars and other people new to hashish.



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