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While Oct. 1 is the tentative date for adult-use cannabis retailers to launch commercial sales in Vermont, nothing is stopping three licensees from opening their doors earlier if they so choose.

Once businesses have their licenses fully issued—meaning they received local permits where applicable, met any outstanding contingencies on their license and paid associated fees—they may begin operations, Nellie Marvel, outreach and education manager for the Vermont Cannabis Control Board (CCB), told Cannabis Business Times.

There are three businesses that have been approved for retail sales across the state at this point, she said.

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At its Sept. 14 board meeting, the CCB issued those adult-use retail licenses to Mountain Girl Cannabis in Rutland, FLORA Cannabis in Middlebury, and CeresMED—formerly Champlain Valley Dispensary—an existing medical cannabis operator in South Burlington.

“There’s nothing specifically saying that businesses must wait until Oct. 1 to begin sales, if they’re licensed,” Marvel said. “They may opt to do so, as that’s the date everyone is familiar with, but they do not necessarily have to. Others may opt to wait until the supply chain becomes more established—this is a decision every business owner will have to make for themselves.”

At least one retail licensee plans

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