DeKalb’s first marijuana dispensary opens Friday – Shaw Local – Shaw Local News Network

DeKALB – Excelleaf, DeKalb County’s first ever recreational marijuana dispensary, is ready to take consumers to new levels.

The company, 305 E. Locust St., opens its doors to the public for the first time as part of a soft opening Friday.

“We’re excited about that,” said Nakia McAdoo, a founding partner for Canndid Spirit Too, LLC. Canndid Spirit Too, LLC is the company that operates Excelleaf, the city’s first marijuana dispensary. The business is majority women-led.

Excelleaf’s soft opening kicks off at 9 a.m. Friday. A grand opening is planned for Dec. 1 at 9 a.m. Once fully open, the dispensary’s hours of operation will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The dispensary has been a long time in the making for the city, project leaders said. Originally, Excelleaf intended to open in time for DeKalb Corn Fest in August.

McAdoo said the delay was unavoidable in retrospect.

“I think that the goal of Corn Fest was aggressive,” McAdoo said. “Once we finally got all of the approvals to start, we tried our best to march forward and meet that deadline. After that, it’s really about the state regulation and compliance. That takes a

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