Schenectady’s 2nd cannabis dispensary gets site approval – The Daily Gazette

SCHENECTADY — A second cannabis dispensary could soon arrive in Schenectady after the city planning commission unanimously approved a site plan application Wednesday night for the proposed Grass & Goodness cannabis shop at the Proforma retail complex at 1650 Crane St.

The plaza on the Rotterdam border includes Proforma, Lee’s Trophies and Twist’N Flip Gymnastics, and is located adjacent to Sportsman’s Bowl, which has a separate parking lot from the business plaza.

Upstate Canna Co., the city’s first cannabis retailer, opened on upper Union Street in March 2023 and quickly drew lines stretching down the block, with local businesses raising concerns about the disruption caused by the volume of customers at the cannabis shop.

Planning Commission Chair Mary Moore Wallinger said the planned Crane Street cannabis retailer is in a more remote location and should pose less inconvenience to nearby businesses, noting the lack of public opposition during Wednesday’s meeting regarding the dispensary.

Cannabicity officially opened its doors last month with a gamut of products that range from edibles to CBD-infused beverages, ointments and flowers that can be smoked. Shelves are also stocked with sleep aids and vape pens, and there’s

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