Green thumb’s up: Cannabis dispensaries thriving in Chico – Chico Enterprise-Record

CHICO — “A rising tide lifts all boats.” That maxim of economics seems to apply to a burgeoning sector in Chico, commercial cannabis, as the city’s third and final dispensary gets set to open this week.

The first, Sweet Flower, located in Meriam Park, opened last December. The second, Embarc, on Cohasset Road near The Esplanade, opened in April. Business has remained strong at both dispensaries, their owners say, with no drop-off at the first after the opening of the second.

Oregrown concludes the trilogy. The Park Avenue dispensary hosted a ceremonial ribbon-cutting Friday morning that drew city officials — including Councilors Dale Bennett and Deepika Tandon, whose business is a neighbor, and City Manager Mark Sorensen — among the attendees. Co-owner Marc Breckenridge expressed the same bullishness as his collegial competitors.

  • Oregrown, the city’s third and final dispensary shown Friday, Oct. 27, 2023, prepares to open this week in Chico, California. (Evan Tuchinsky/Enterprise-Record)

  • Embarc’s local dispensary occupies the Cohasset Road building previously occupied by Russell’s Family Restaurant as shown Friday, Oct. 27, 2023, in Chico, California. (Evan Tuchinsky/Enterprise-Record)

  • Sweet Flower, the first dispensary to open in the city, looks out on Meriam Park through tall windows Friday, Oct.

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