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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New York Opens Application Process for Medical Cannabis Producers and Dispensers

New York's State Flag.
New York’s State Flag.

New York’s Department of Health announced it is accepting applications from those wanting to operate organizations that manufacture and dispense medical cannabis in the state.

The announcement comes over 9 months after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation into law that allows those with certain medical conditions to possess and use cannabis medicines if they receive a recommendation from a physician. The law doesn’t allow patients to smoke cannabis, meaning they’ll be required to consume it through other means such as oils, tinctures, vaporizers and edibles.

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