New numbers from the Department of Revenue show a 28 percent drop from October to December. In the Rogue Valley, dispensaries said now that it’s a new year, the stores that are Oregon Liquor Control Commission licensed are seeing a jump in business.
“We just discovered on Jan. 2 that basically we were the only dispensary for quite a distance. That none of them had chosen or yet activated their licensing or hadn’t gone through the process with OLCC to become a recreational store just yet,” manager Stacy Gilbert said.
Breeze Botanicals staff said it was more challenging for recreational sales the last few months, since testing requirements made it more difficult to stack shelves with products.
The shop’s staff also said they’re seeing less customers who are increasingly turning to growing their own marijuana.
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