EXCLUSIVE: New York Gets Its First Latino-Owned Licensed Dispensary – Benzinga – Benzinga

With its successful retail, cultivation, manufacturing and distribution, ElectraLeaf has established its presence as a leader in a very crowded Oklahoma cannabis market. Now they’re taking on the New York market.

The company’s latest venture, Lifted New York was recently licensed by the NY state for cultivation through its partnership with Larchwood Farms, a hemp cultivator in Ithaca.

As part of its push to provide opportunities to existing New York hemp businesses as well as social equity applicants, New York has adopted a program to allow existing licensed hemp farms to convert their business into adult-use cannabis farms for cultivating plants higher in THC than hemp rules allow for.

Per New York state regulations for converting those farms to recreational cannabis growers, ElectraLeaf will begin by cultivating exotic cannabis from their genetic library of 18,000 unique strains stored at their SF Greenhouse and will utilize the surrounding land to plant an outdoor garden. The team also has plans to add indoor cultivation once New York releases the applications so they can expand into their preferred method of growing cannabis: energy-efficient indoor cultivation utilizing LED lighting and organic nutrients with sustainable, recyclable packaging for all its products.

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Born in Puerto Rico and raised in the U.S., ElectraLeaf CEO Pedro Sotomayor used to ride

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