GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) – Six months after the City of Grand Junction held a lottery to determine which businesses would be granted cannabis licenses, the first business opened its doors.
Lucky Me Dispensary, located at 7th street and Patterson Road was one of the 10 businesses who were chosen through the lottery of more than 30 applicants.
“It was definitely nerve wracking,” said Lucky Me’s manager, Nicolas Pinto. “But, you know, we’re just happy to be here and happy to get a spot in the lottery one of ten and especially be the first one to open.”
Pinto said Lucky Me Dispensary almost didn’t get drawn, as they were the second to last chosen. Other businesses chosen were:
Western Colorado Marijuana
The Green Horizon
Lucky Me Dispensary first opened its doors Tuesday, Oct. 10. Right now, Pinto said it’s in its soft opening stage. A time, where they can gather customer input and reviews, to see what customers like.
“We’ve had a lot of positive reviews, some negative reviews, which we’re working on,” said Pinto. “That’s part of a soft opening is figuring out what they want, what people would like to see different.”
The state of Colorado legalized