THE COUNT DOWN CONTINUES UNTIL THE FIRST LEGAL MARIJUANA
SHOPS ARE SET TO OPEN.
GOOD EVENING I'M AARON LUNA.
WE'RE EXPECTING IT TO HAPPEN AROUND JULY 1ST.
JOHN HENDRICKS WORKING FOR YOU TONIGHT ON HOW PREPERATIONS
JOHN YOU GOT TO GO INSIDE ONE OF THESE SHOPS TODAY.
A LOT OF THE SHOPS LIKE THE ONE HERE BEHIND ME ARE
WORKING TIRELESSLY TRYING TO BE READY TO OPEN.
A QUESTION MANY HAVE.
WILL THERE BE ENOUGH SUPPLY?
INSIDE THIS SHOP OFF NORTH DIVISION.
THEY'RE WORKING TO GET A MARIJUANA STORE READY FOR
Theres definitely a lot more hoops to jump through
and a lot more red tape to cut through than the typical
FOR JUSTIN WILSON.
IT'S BEEN A WILD RIDE TO JUST GET TO THIS POINT.
Location is difficult, with the 1000 foot buffer,
our land lord of course had to be persuaded into this
new market obviously its new to a lot of people.
HE'S BEEN FOCUSED ON THINGS LIKE SHOP DESIGN, AND
MOST IMPORTANLY SECURITY.
Each of those has to be covered properly, so again,
about 16 cameras and they want 45 days storage so
it's a pretty lengthy, pretty big DVR to hold all
BUT WHEN THE DAY COMES WHEN HE CAN OPEN.
MANY ARE CONCERNED IF THEIR WILL BE ENOUGH SUPPLY
TO MEET DEMAND.
IN COLORADO, DEMAND WAS SO HIGH, STORES QUICKLY RAN
WILSON IS TRYING TO PLAN AHEAD.
I'm working really closely with three different growers,
producer/processors and loosely with a couple others
and one of the five is set to have product in July.
AS THE CLOCK CONTINUES TO TICK.
THEY SAY THEY'LL BE READY WHEN THE STATE STARTS HANDING
OUT LICENESES ON JULY 1ST.
Definitely stressful, I have more gray hair than I
use to but now that we have light at the end of the
tunnel it feels good to be near open.
WILSON TELLS ME HE HAS TO GO THROUGH AN INSPECTION
WITH THE COUNTY AND THEN THE STATE.
IF ALL GOES GOOD HE OPENS AT THE BEGINNING OF JULY.
WITH SHORT SUPPLY EXPECTED DID HE SAY HOW LONG HE
THOUGHT THAT WOULD LAST?
HE SAID IT WOULD PROBABLY BE A FEW MONTHS.
HE TOLD ME MORE PRODUCERS SHOULD BE COMING ONLINE
INCREASING THE SUPPLY.
BUT, ALL OF THIS IS NEW TO THE STATE, SO WE WON'T
REALLY KNOW FOR SURE UNTIL IT HAPPENS.
REPORTING LIVE TONIGHT.
JOHN HENDRICKS KXLY 4 NEWS.