3 more marijuana dispensaries to open in NYC – Gothamist

Three marijuana dispensaries are poised to open in New York City over the next few days, after a state judge lifted a court order that temporarily barred new retailers from selling cannabis products.

Cannabis Emporium will open on Thursday as the second dispensary in the Bronx, the state’s ​​Office of Cannabis Management announced in a release. The retailer will begin sales on the first floor of 2460 Williamsbridge Road after an 11 a.m. press conference on Thursday.

A second retailer, Dagmar Cannabis, is expected to open for business as SoHo’s first dispensary after a similar event at 11 a.m. on Friday. Grow Together, a dispensary in Brooklyn, plans to open its doors Monday.

The anticipated openings follow a monthslong saga that mired New York state’s legal marijuana rollout in uncertainty. Dozens of retailers statewide were barred from opening after a court sided in August with a group of veterans who had sued over a critical part of New York’s criteria for doling out the first licenses, which gave preference to applicants with marijuana convictions prior to legalization in 2021 and their close relatives.

The state’s Cannabis Control Board approved a settlement last month in the veterans’ lawsuit and a second case that did not

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