‘What a journey’: Ratu’s in Wilmington approved for retail cannabis – The Manchester Journal

WILMINGTON — Ratu’s is cleared by the state to run its retail cannabis dispensary. 

“What a journey,” Christian Engel, co-owner of Ratu’s Cannabis Supply and Ratu’s Liquor and Market, said in an interview after licensing was approved by the Vermont Cannabis Control Board. “We’re just happy to be at this point.” 

Engel and his wife Jennifer Betit-Engel expect to get licensing from the town on Nov. 28 or sooner. An opening date will be announced on social media pages for their businesses. 

The couple petitioned the town to hold a vote in March on allowing retail cannabis sales in Wilmington, which is required by the state. A petition from concerned citizens brought the matter up for a re-vote in May, and it was once again approved. 

Supply is not a concern for the couple. 

“We’re at that ribbon cutting stage,” Engel said. “We’re ready to open the shop and offer people amazing, Vermont grown cannabis. There’s so many amazing cultivators out there that we’ve been in touch with since summertime until now. It’s fantastic.” 

Before Engel could post Wednesday about Ratu’s Cannabis Supply receiving approval following the Cannabis Control Board meeting, farms and companies were reaching out to congratulate him. Engel and Betit-Engel

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