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Ascend Wellness Holdings Acquires MedMen’s NY Operation

The cannabis industry is going strong, and legalization throughout the country is changing the way we purchase cannabis products. There is a growing demand for cannabis both medicinally and recreationally and physical dispensaries are popping up more and more to provide in-person access to a wide ra...

Columbia Care Creates Credit Card to Help Patients Pay for Costly Medical Marijuana Products

A major barrier to medical marijuana for many patients is the high cost of the products. Medical Marijuana is not covered by insurance, so patients are forced to pay out of pocket, usually in cash.  Columbia Care, a cannabis company with a dispensary in Rochester now offers patients the option...

New York to Launch Cannabis Farmers' Markets to Unclog Supply Chain

New York is set to launch a pilot program for cannabis farmers' markets this summer, in an effort to unclog the state's legal cannabis supply chain. Many people, including members of the Cannabis Association of New York and Cannabis Farmers Association showed support for these “Grower Showcas...

HOUSE OF CAURDS: Lawsuit Freezes CAURD program…Again

A judge in the New York State Supreme Court granted a temporary restraining order freezing the Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary (CAURD) program. The order came after four service-disabled veterans filed a lawsuit against the state's cannabis regulators on August 2nd. The veterans claim that t...

Dispensaries Slash Prices

NY’s MM program has been criticized for many reasons, but one complaint has finally been addressed by medical dispensaries, the steep price tag on products. MedMen, Etain, and Columbia Care dispensaries throughout the region have reduced prices on their products. On October 1st according to...

Hochul Takes Aim at Illicit Dispensaries

While the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) has struggled to get dispensaries opened up throughout the state, they’ve continued to battle the pervasive problem of countless illicit dispensaries stealing market share from licensed or soon-to-be licensed dispensaries. Since decriminalization d...

The Botanist Catches on Fire (Like Actually in Flames)

Around 9 pm on August 25th, the Buffalo Fire Department Responded to a 2-alarm fire at The Botanist, 192 Seneca Street in the city of Buffalo.  The fire department said the fire started in the ceiling area and caused $40,000 in damages. The cause of the fire is under investigation.  Sugg...

Women in Cannabis: A look inside NY’s only Female Owned and Operated Medical Marijuana Company

This article was first seen in print and was produced in collaboration with Courtney Friedline (IG: @TheCannaBroad) and CannaHaven. Women have long been the healers and caretakers of this world and it only makes sense that women are emerging as leaders in the medical cannabis industry. It is widely...

Medical Cannabis Companies to Cough up $20M Fee

Cannabis was legalized in New York State more than two and half years ago and only 13 licensed dispensaries have opened since.  So far, the rising demand for cannabis has been partially filled by more than 1400 illicit cannabis stores that have opened across the state, more on this on page 21....
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