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Recreational marijuana is now legal

The first day of business for the new Grounded Gardens Cannabis Store featured a steady stream of customers excited about the legalization of recreational marijuana. Unfortunately for the owner of the store, she couldn’t sell them any of the product that is now legal to possess and use.

“We have been waiting for this day for so many years and we can’t believe it’s actually here,” store owner Bridgette Pinder told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS. The excitement tempered just a bit by the fact they’re not yet licensed to sell marijuana products.

“It’s actually very frustrating because most of our customers come in and they want flower or vapes and then they’re like, ‘oh my gosh I have to wait until 2025 to get flower and vapes.’ So yea it is frustrating.”

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The Minnesota State Legislature legalized recreational marijuana possession and usage beginning Aug. 1. However, they won’t allow non-tribal dispensaries to sell the products until an Office of Cannabis Management is created that will enforce regulations and issue licenses to sellers. That could take up to 18 months or about early 2025.

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Customers we talked to said they patiently waited for legalization and are willing to wait a while longer for more convenient ways to buy the products. “I don’t even know how to put it into words to tell you the truth,” said Grounded…

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