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First Dispensary Opens Today in Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula

The first recreational dispensary in Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula opens today, according to a report from the Alaska Dispatch News. The owners of Red Run Cannabis will be selling cannabis grown by Greatland Ganja as their first in-house products won’t be ready for sale until mid-January.

Marc Theiler, one of Red Run’s three owners, said they want to keep it “really simple” for their customers, opting to sell eight different strains in 1, 2 and 4-gram packages and pre-rolls.

“Our goal was to get the Kenai Peninsula legal ganja before Thanksgiving,” he said in the report.

However, Theiler said that in the early going keeping their supply of flower could be a challenge until “around Christmas” due to their own plants not being ready and the limited supply chain in the early stages of Alaska’s legal market.

“We built the cultivation and retail from scratch,” Theiler said. “With the retail we had a bunch of things fall into place.”

The shop will be open Monday through Wednesday but closed on the mid-week holiday. They plan on reopening on Friday and having regular business hours until they are sold out.

Nearly two years after voters approved an adult-use referendum, dispensaries have opened in Valdez and Fairbanks. Licensees in Anchorage indicated they will open in the coming months.

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