State Opens 50th Adult-Use Cannabis Dispensary – Finger Lakes Daily News – Finger Lakes Daily News

New York State reached a milestone on Tuesday with the grand opening of the 50th Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary (CAURD) brick-and-mortar store, Brownies, located in Colonie. The Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) and Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes joined Brownies owner Kelly Hilland for the official opening of the dispensary for public sales.

New York now has 62 licensed adult-use cannabis retailers, a mix of CAURD licensees with storefronts, CAURD licensees providing delivery services, and adult-use dispensaries co-located with existing medical dispensaries. With the lifting of a recent injunction, New York State has more than doubled the amount of operating cannabis businesses in the last two months.

Owned by Kelly Hilland, an experienced entrepreneur and service-disabled veteran, Brownies, according to Chris Alexander, Executive Director of the New York State Office of Cannabis Management, stands as a beacon of progress in the State’s cannabis industry. In addition to this being the 50th brick & mortar dispensary, Brownies also is the 14th majority Black-owned dispensary in New York State, an example of New York’s goal for cannabis legalization which includes a true commitment to equity, opportunity and diversity in this market.

“Today’s opening of Brownies, the 50th Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary brick-and-mortar

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