BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The New York State Cannabis Control Board awarded four provisional dispensary licenses to individuals and organizations in Western New York on Monday, according to a press release.
Those four licenses, which were among 99 approved statewide, are the first to be allocated to Western New York.
According to an Office of Cannabis Management spokesperson, three organizations and one individual got the licenses in Western New York, which includes the Buffalo and Rochester areas. The recipients are:
Aaron Van Camp, a “justice-involved applicant” who owned and operated BC Can & Bottle Return in Buffalo’s Riverside neighborhood for four years AMSM, an LLC owned by Gina Miller and Glen Miller. Gina Miller, a “justice-involved applicant” and Orleans County resident, owned and operated A & S Miller, Inc. a retail store selling wine and spirits, for nine years. Flower City Shop, an LLC owned by Jamie Donato-Rivera and Phetnakhone Duangtavilay. Donato-River, a “justice-involved applicant,” owned and operated Be Xquisite, a retail clothing store in Rochester, New York, for two years. Premier Earth, a corporation owned by Joseph Wojciechowski. Wojciechowski, a “justice-involved applicant,” owned and operated River Bend Fabrication, a commercial truck up-fitting business in Buffalo for seven years.