Where To Buy Legal Weed These Days: NY Gets Its First Rec Marijuana Shop & More

Zinger Key Points
  • Sweet Dirt and Fire & Flower each open up new stores.
  • Cresco Labs confirms its second dispensary in Orlando, Florida.

NY Regulators Sign Its First Lease For Rec Marijuana Store

New York regulators have chosen a Harlem location for the first legal recreational marijuana store in the state, reported The City.

The lease for the shop at 248 W. 125th St. is already signed, according to Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) CEO Reuben McDaniel.

"I'm pleased to announce that last night we signed our first lease," McDaniel said. "For those of you familiar with Harlem, you can stand at the Apollo and throw a baseball right across the street," he added.

DASNY spokesman Jeffrey Gordon said the agency is negotiating to sign additional retail leases.

"As we continue to work on identifying sites and finalizing leases with landlords for more than 100 adult-use cannabis dispensaries across the state, we will provide updates on progress when announcements will not impact ongoing lease negotiations," Gordon told Green Market Report.

Delta 9 Expands Manitoba Retail Footprint

Delta 9 Cannabis Inc. DN DLTNF is launching sales in its thirty-ninth cannabis store, and seventeenth retail location in Manitoba.

Located at 1351 Main St. in Dauphin, the new shop will offer customers a wide range of products, including dried cannabis flower, cannabis oil, edibles, drinkables, vape pens, and concentrates.

"We will continue to expand our retail portfolio across Canada through organic growth and strategic acquisitions in the coming months," CEO John Arbuthnot said. "The company has an aggressive growth strategy to roll up additional cannabis retail stores into the Delta 9 retail network over the next year."

Cresco Opens New Sunnyside MMJ Store In FL

Cresco Labs CL CRLBF announced opening its second dispensary in Orlando, Florida, located at 6690 W Colonial Dr.

The new Sunnyside shop is the company's 21st store to open in the Sunshine State and 55th nationwide.

"As we see one of the country's largest medical programs continue to expand to nearly 770,000 qualified patients, we're focused on growing our retail footprint in Florida to bring greater access to our branded products," Charlie Bachtell, CEO and co-founder of Cresco Labs, said.

Sweet Dirt Opens Another Rec Marijuana Shop In ME

Maine-based Sweet Dirt has launched a cannabis sale at a new location at 305 Main Street in Rockland on Saturday, Dec. 3.

The Rockland location is the company's fourth recreational cannabis store and its first store in Knox County. The company's other adult-use stores can be found in Portland, Waterville, and Bridgton.

"Rockland is quintessential coastal Maine," CEO Jim Henry said. "With its vibrant, walkable downtown, reputation as an arts mecca, and community known for supporting local and carefully crafted goods, Rockland has long been a dream destination for locals and visitors — and for Sweet Dirt."

The new shop sits at the entrance to downtown. It will feature a carefully curated selection of Maine-grown and Maine-made products, including flower, pre-rolls, edibles, concentrates, hemp, CBD, and ancillary products.

Fire & Flower Opens Store In BC

Fire & Flower Holdings Corp. FAF FFLWF has opened an additional store in the province of British Columbia in Kelowna at 553 Bernard Avenue.

The new retail location is the company's sixth store to be opened in Canada over the past month.

"We are delighted to open our latest store in the B.C. market, in the heart of downtown Kelowna," CEO Stéphane Trudel said. "We are ready to serve our guests and add value to this thriving community of both locals and tourists by providing exceptional customer service, education, and the best products, at the best prices."

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