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Vermont Public Radio interviews Shayne Lynn of Champlain Valley Dispensary. Listen to the Full VPR Feature

Shayne Lynn looks through the single window in his small, corrugated metal storefront and envisions the medical marijuana business he’s getting ready to open here along Burlington’s waterfront.

“There will be an old-fashioned glass countertop, and then there will be a selection of cannabis products underneath the glass. I see it as a small waiting area,” Lynn, who grew up on a farm in Newfane, explained on a recent afternoon.

Lynn, 42, is passionate about medical marijuana. He founded a nonprofit called Champlain Valley Dispensary two years ago and then submitted his application for a state permit.

When the state approved it, he says he was thrilled and humbled. “It gives you pause to make sure this is something that you really want to do,” Lynn said. “I think the law that the Vermont Legislature passed is good and those regulations are what will help this program succeed. Read on. [/message]

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