Tuttleton recreation area in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, has reopened after being shut down since March.
It reopened Tuesday after being closed for more than two weeks.
“We’re not a recreational site, so we’re not allowed to be a recreational place,” said Tuttletoe resident Julie DeSantis.
DeSantes, who works at the local diner, said the area has been popular with visitors for more then two years.
“You could see the crowds that came out and people just like to be outside,” she said.
Tuttleson Recreation Area is one of a handful of recreational sites that opened in Arizona this year, following a ban that lasted from April 1, 2016 to January 30, 2017.
The ban included businesses that sell marijuana.
De Santis said it’s been a challenge for Tuttlers to find new recreational opportunities, but said it was also a blessing.
“I think it’s helped us to be able to open up a little bit more,” she added.
De Santis is one member of the Tuttlets’ recreational team.
She said her group was the first to open in Tuttlestown, and now they have two more in Tustin and Bountiful.
“It’s definitely a win-win,” she told CBS News.
“The recreational benefits outweigh the risks.”
Tuttelians who can’t make it to the recreational site can still use the recreational center, located near the recreational area.
But it’s not open to the public.
The recreational center has been the focus of attention since March, when the U.S. Justice Department announced it was ending the federal ban on recreational marijuana sales.
The department also issued a new rule that allows recreational marijuana to be sold in some other states, but not Arizona.
The Department of Justice says the change to the rule will allow Arizona to start accepting marijuana sales from other states.
The state said it would have to get approval from the U