Brownies, Colonie cannabis shop, opens on Central Avenue – Times Union

New York Office of Cannabis Management Executive Director Chris Alexander, center, congratulates store co-owners Mike and Kelly Hilland during the grand opening of Brownies Recreational Dispensary on Tuesday in Colonie. Brownies, on Central Avenue, is the 50th retail store to open in New York. It is the first upstate dispensary to be majority owned by a Black woman.

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Brownies, on Central Avenue, is the 50th retail store to open in New York. It is the first upstate dispensary to be majority owned by a Black woman.

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Kelly Hilland, majority co-owner of Brownies cannabis retail store, offers thanks during the grand opening of her store on Tuesday on Central Ave. in Colonie. Brownies is the 50th conditional adult-use retail store to open in New York.

Will Waldron/Times UnionThe opening of Brownies retail cannabis store is marked with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024, on Central Ave. in Colonie, N.Y. Brownies cannabis store is the 50th conditional adult-use retail store to open in New York. It is owned by veteran Kelly Hilland, and is first upstate dispensary to be majority owned by a Black woman.Will Waldron/Times UnionEdible cannabis products are displayed at Brownies cannabis retail store during its grand

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