Ron Radtke is confident in his ability to run a successful business, whether it's as a building contractor or growing and selling marijuana.

Admittedly, it took him a few years to learn the ins and outs of running a medical marijuana venture, but with the help of his son, Brian, Radtke is now confident that the successful business plan they've developed in Glenwood Springs will translate well in Aspen.

Aspen Green Dragon, a medical marijuana outlet run by the Radtkes that will also offer recreational pot by early April, opened Friday at 400 E. Hyman Ave. in the lower courtyard area.

"People that come to our Aspen shop will love the quality of our products," Radtke said. "I think they'll love our prices, as well."

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