Here's Where To Buy Legal Weed: Dozens Of New Stores Open In NY, Michigan, Florida

Zinger Key Points
  • New York-based House of Cannabis will have a grand opening event scheduled for Friday, April 7.
  • In Michigan, cannasseurs can now purchase marijuana in five new dispensaries.

What Does New York Have To Offer?

On Sunday, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the opening of the first store selling recreational cannabis in the Capital Region, reported The Record.

As part of New York State's Seeding Opportunity Initiative and the state's equity goals in cannabis licensing, the new Schenectady-based retail location - dubbed Upstate Canna Co. — comes on the heels of opening the first store run by an entrepreneur previously criminalized by cannabis prohibition.

Located at 1613 Union St., the new conditional adult-use retail dispensary will be owned and operated by a local entrepreneur Don Andrews.

"We're building an equitable adult-use cannabis market that provides a safer product for New Yorkers while offsetting the harms caused by the disproportionate enforcement of cannabis prohibition," Hochul said.

In New York City, one of the first recreational cannabis dispensaries to be awarded a CAURD license is now offering home delivery to customers. Housing Works Cannabis Co's storefront at 750 Broadway in Astor Place offers all of the shop's products for delivery, except infused drinks.

In addition, The House of Cannabis, situated at the intersection of Howard and Broadway, announced a grand opening event scheduled for Friday, April 7. A 30,000 square building is home to new cannabis and will feature a private lounge and ground-level gathering space featuring community events, a café, a corner store, live glassblowing and a curated assortment of cannabis-inspired lifestyle products.

Michigan's 5 New Cannabis Retail Locations

Meanwhile, in Michigan, cannasseurs can now purchase marijuana in five new dispensaries:

  • The first "legacy Detroit" Black-owned recreational marijuana dispensary kicked off sales earlier this month. Nuggets Dispensary's opening at 18270 Telegraph is part of the city's social equity program, writes The Detroit News.
  • C3 Industries is yet another company to expand its retail footprint in Detroit with a new High Profile dispensary at 20327 Groesbeck Highway. In partnership with Najanava Harvey-Quinn, founder and managing director of the Clean Smoke Community Investment Project, the company's new store offers everything from vape cartridges, disposable vape pens, infused chocolates and gummies to premium flower and pre-rolls.
  • Exclusive Brands recently kicked off cannabis sales at a new shop at 1385 W. Main Street in Gaylord, the company's seventh retail location statewide.
  • Located at 503 Century Ave SW, Grand Rapids, the new Ascend Wellness Holdings, Inc.'s AAWH AAWH retail location expands the company's footprint to eighth in the Wolverine State.
  • Timber Cannabis Co. celebrated its move to its permanent dispensary location in Three Rivers last week by donating $10,000 to local community non-profits. This recreational dispensary is now open to the public at 691 S US Hwy 131.

Florida Expands Retail Footprint With 6 New Cannabis Stores

In the Sunshine State, three companies expanded their retail footprint:

  • Ayr Wellness Inc. AYR AYRWF opened four new retail stores located in Lake Mary, Land O' Lakes, Orlando and Palmetto Bay.
  • Cansortium Inc. TIUM CNTMF, which is operating under the Fluent brand, launched cannabis sales at its 30th medical cannabis dispensary statewide (33rd nationwide)in Jacksonville Atlantic Beach, located at 763 Atlantic Blvd.
  • Cresco Labs CL CRLBF opened a new Sunnyside medical cannabis dispensary at 591 S. Semoran Blvd. in Winter Park earlier this month.

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