DENVER (CBS4) – Business owners are counting down the hours until Wednesday when marijuana is legal for recreational use, but not all stores are selling marijuana that is for smoking.
“We are a wholesale bakery. We handcraft small batches,” said Love’s Oven bakery manager Hannah O’Rourke.
“We have about five recreational orders to prepare right now, but each order is about 10 times the size of our typical medical marijuana orders,” said O’Rourke.
Love’s Oven is one of a handful of cannabis bakeries that got their recreational license Friday with retail pot business owners.
“We will be very busy,” said O’Rourke.
However, there are guidelines.
“All recreational products have to be 100 milligrams or less. As to medical marijuana, we sell 4,000 milligram cups of butter,” said O’Rourke.
O’Rourke says their ingredients also must be divided between recreational and medical.
Packaging will change too and be plain, simple, and not easy for kids to open.
The pastry chef, Hope, was busy on Saturday decorating tiny chocolate treats for recreational users.
“There are other items on our recreational menu that are not available for medical,” Hope said. “More things that are for the one time tries or first time users like caramel, and we also do funny things like misfortune cookies.”
O’Rourke feels fortunate to be part of something bigger than her baked goods.
“It is a part of history, and I’m sure other states will be following suit after awhile,” O’Rourke said, “This is the beginning of all of it.”
The owner of Love’s Oven said retail shops will be selling their baked goods for recreational use only to people who are 21 or older.