WEST BATTLEBORO, VT – Businesses are preparing for the opportunities gaining their retail licenses to sell marijuana from Virginia’s Cannabis Control Board will provide. October 1 is slated as the first day businesses can begin having their licenses approved.
WCAX3 reports Scott Sparks, owner of the Vermont Bud Barn, has been preparing for this huge moment for years. His license is already in review and he hopes it will be approved soon after the October 1 initial issue date.
Sparks shares he will have no trouble finding employees in this next stage of his business as he received over 150 applications. He did run into problems with getting a bank loan and ended up choosing a virtual bank.
The Vermont Bud Barn is currently under construction. Sparks plans to utilize top-tier growers on marijuana farms throughout Vermont. He has found much support for these growers who want to be a part of his growing brand name.
Upon approval from the Cannabis Control Board, Sparks anticipates his turn around time to get products on shelves will be three or four days.
Another local business owner, Larisa Volkaeichyute, is also looking forward to this opportunity. Volkaeichyute owns an art gallery and feels issuing retail licenses for marijuana will give her and other artists more chances to showcase their work.