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First NY cannabis dispensary to open December 29

Dec 22, 2022 12:45 am

Mid-Hudson News is reporting the sales of legal, regulated adult-use cannabis will begin next week, on December 29 at a dispensary in Manhattan. The dispensary will be operated by Housing Works, the nation’s largest minority-controlled HIV/AIDS service organization. The non-profit New York City group operates a range of direct and support services for people living with HIV/AIDS, the homeless, formerly incarcerated and justice-involved individuals. It also operates a network of charitable retail storefronts. “New York is taking the right path in building its legal cannabis industry, with the state’s first dispensaries operated by entrepreneurs and non-profits dedicated to serving their community and prioritizing public health,” said Jen Metzger, the incoming Ulster County executive and a member of the state’s Cannabis Control Board. The state is reviewing other applications for cannabis dispensaries across the state, including at locations in the Hudson Valley. Read the full story at MidHudsonNews [dot] com.