Buffalo, NY (WKBW) — West New York’s first legal cannabis dispensary. A facility owned by a person with a marijuana record has reopened.
7 News’ Pheben Kassahun was there when the Dank 716 first greeted its customers.
It’s a monumental moment for western New York.
The start of “Dunk 716” at 4:20 pm sounded.
The atmosphere was so damp, dozens of people lined up outside the area’s first “card” licensed cannabis dispensary.
Some people stopped by when visiting from Chicago.
“I was here to book a passport and this happened to happen at the same time,” said John Pendleton.
Manufacturers such as Batavia’s Empire Hemp Company said it was an honor to participate in the damp event.
Chris VanDusen, CEO of Empire Hemp Co., said, “We have a full line of gummies, vape cards or a variety of floral products such as pre-rolls and whole flowers.” rice field. “We basically take raw flowers and growers. We grow them ourselves, process the products to extract the cannabinoids and terpenes from them, and make products from the ingredients of the flowers.” .”
For owner Aaron VanCamp, it was humiliating when he was jailed for almost seven years in 2010 for selling marijuana. He was released in 2017.
This is all thanks to the Cannabis Control Board voting in favor of moving forward with regulations suspending the first phase of retail licenses for marijuana convicts in March 2022.
“If someone asks me if I’m going to change the situation, yes, I think it was good at first, but I think they’re trying to do something to help get us back in society, and it’s good for us.” We’re not upset about what we’re trying to do,” explained Dunk owner Aaron VanCamp.