What does it take to run a recreational marijuana business? That is a question people who work at Connecticut dispensaries are considering with adult use sales slated to begin next year.
That means anyone 21 or older will be able to buy cannabis products from a dispensary without a medical card.
“At the end of the day, cannabis is another industry. It is a heavily regulated industry, it’s a fascinating industry, it’s a brand new industry,” Benjamin Zachs, chief operating officer of Fine Fettle in Newington, said.
Fine Fettle is one of the first companies in Connecticut on the path to selling cannabis recreationally. It has several locations: in Newington, Willimantic, and one soon to open in Stamford. The dispensary company is also operating in other states, including Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
With welcoming lights, stocked shelves, and an extensive menu, walking into the Newington location is akin to entering a café
“Anything that you need we hope to have it for you. And if we don’t have it, and you want it, we try and get it for you,” Zachs said. “Cookies and brownies. We sell about 900 products within the facility.”
Yet unlike a café, anyone who enters