SARANAC LAKE — Elevate ADK is set to become the Tri-Lakes’ first licensed recreational cannabis dispensary when it opens on Friday, after getting approval from state Supreme Court Judge Kevin Bryant.
Eli Emery, the general manager of the storefront in the Saranac Lake plaza on Lake Flower Avenue, said he’s excited to get the business started on Friday the 13th after a lawsuit held up licensing statewide this summer.
While most of the more than 400 dispensary licenses issued by the state are still held up by this court case, Elevate ADK is one of just five allowed to open up since the holdup began, because it was so far ahead in the licensing process.
Emery got a permit approved by the village development board in June and got an inspection from the state Office of Cannabis Management on Aug. 3. He had been planning to open on Aug.