Legal marijuana: Utica welcomes its first cannabis dispensary – Utica Observer Dispatch

Exit 31 Exotic, a trailblazer in the cannabis industry, held its grand opening as Utica’s first licensed recreational dispensary earlier this week.

A crowd gathered at the corner of Genesee and Hopper Streets to celebrate what locals deemed “momentum for marijuana.”

Inside, customers could purchase an eighth of smokable flower called FlowerHouse for $46.00. Owner Rick Williams recalled when that kind of transaction used to take place out of sight. 

The store offers a selection of cannabis products, including flowers, pre-rolls, vaporizers, concentrates, edibles, orals, topicals, and accessories sourced from farms statewide. 

“We’ve worked hard to create a space that’s not only a dream for marijuana lovers, but also approachable for people interested in the product,” said Williams. “I can’t wait to see the positive impact this will have on our community. Let’s go.”