New York City’s First Medical Cannabis Dispensary to Open in January

New York City’s first-ever medical cannabis dispensary will open this January right off of Union Square.newyorkcity

The dispensary, which will be located on 14th Street between Second and Third Avenues, will be run by Columbia Care, one of five companies that recently received a license from the New York Department of Health to distribute cannabis and cannabis-based medicines to qualified medical cannabis patients.

New York State allows for the medicinal use cannabis under the 2014 Compassionate Care Act.

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Medical Cannabis Dispensaries to Open Throughout New York Within 6 Months

newjerseyThe New York State Department of Health issued licenses today to five organizations giving them the authority to cultivate and distribute cannabis for medical use.

Each of the five organizations will be allowed to open four dispensaries and four cultivate centers, with the dispensaries mandated to be open within six months (putting the deadline at the end of January).

These outlets are possible do to the Compassionate Care Act, which was signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo in July of last year.

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