Less than two months after select dispensaries had their grand openings, Vermont’s retail cannabis market is embarking on its first holiday season.
Meredith Mann, the co-owner of Magic Mann cannabis in Essex Junction, says it has gotten off to a blazing start. “It has been very busy,” she said. “People are stocking up to see their family and have a relaxing Thanksgiving.”
October’s introduction into Vermont’s retail cannabis market left several dispensaries with depleted shelves, as many Green Mountain cultivators had just started their harvest.
“It’s a little bit like a bakery because we only have a certain amount from certain growers,” Reily Amerosa, an employee at Winooski Organics, said. “Some people have more, and some people have less. It’s definitely more about how people did last year.” However, the maturing market has seen an increase in product, leaving dispensaries confident in their ability to withstand a continued uptick in demand.
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