New York’s First Recreational Marijuana Shop Will Open Next Week, Governor Announces

New York’s First Recreational Marijuana Shop Will Open Next Week, Governor Announces
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The governor of New York announced on Wednesday that the first adult-use marijuana sales in the state will take place next week, fulfilling regulators’ pledge to launch the recreational market by the year’s end. Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) said that the first cannabis storefront, which will be located in Manhattan, will start serving adult consumers on December 29. “We set a course just nine months ago to start New York’s adult-use cannabis market off on the right foot by prioritizing equity, and now, we’re fulfilling that goal,” the governor said in a press release. “The industry will continue to grow from here, creating inclusive opportunity in every corner of New York State with revenues directed to our schools and revitalizing communities.” We've done it NY! Dec. 29, the FIRST 21+ legal cannabis sales will begin with a @HousingWorks non-profit assisting justice-involved individuals. Thank you @GovKathyHochul for your commitment to the Seeding Opportunity Initiative & all you've done to bring this industry to life. — NYS Office of Cannabis Management (@nys_cannabis) December 21, 2022 Housing Works, a non-profit organization that provides HIV/AIDS services, will be the first in the state to start recreational marijuana sales. It’s one of 36 organizations to receive Conditional Adult Use Retail Dispensary License (CAURD), which were approved by the Cannabis Control Board (CCB) late last month. “At our core, we’re a healing community dedicated to providing housing, healthcare and vocational programs for New Yorkers,” Housing Works CEO Charles King said. “This opportunity will not only give our team the resources to further our overall mission, but to feature and elevate products coming from LGBTQ+, BIPOC and women-led cannabis brands across the state.” https://t.co/wNb4cNumCh — Housing Works (@housingworks) December 21, 2022 Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) Executive Director Chris Alexander separately announced the December 29 opening at…

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