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Loading…Loading…How New York’s First Cannabis Dispensary Thrived In Year One

The first adult-use cannabis sales in New York began a year ago, on Dec. 29, 2022, nearly 20 months after former Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed recreational marijuana into law.

Following a tumultuous year for the new market, New York could house up to 600 stores based on California’s density, or potentially more than 3,600 stores if it follows Colorado’s model, according to estimations by Pablo Zuanic of Zuanic & Associates.

Housing Works Cannabis, the first licensed adult-use cannabis dispensary and delivery service in the state of New York, on Friday reflected on its successful first year of operations.

“Since opening our doors one year ago, we’ve been operating in somewhat of a pop-up phase, but that hasn’t stopped us from continuing to push our mission forward,” Sasha Nutgent, retail manager of Housing Works said. “I think what differentiates us is our roots in New York City—whether through our MJMondaze event series or the brands we carefully select for our menu—people know what we’re about, and our work across the community.”

In July, Housing Works, located at 750 Broadway, reported selling roughly $12 million in weed during the first six months of operations. In 2023, the

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