Two adult-use cannabis dispensaries open in Potsdam – WWTI –

POTSDAM, N.Y. (WWTI) – New York State recently announced that two adult-use cannabis dispensaries in Potsdam were among the nearly 40 that have or will open in 2023.

In a press release, New York State currently anticipates having at least 37 adult-use dispensaries open for business. At these legal adult-use dispensaries, New Yorkers will be able to access safer, licensed cannabis products produced, grown, and tested to meet the state’s rigorous safety standards, right here in the Empire State. 

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The Potsdam locations are The Highest Peak in the village of Potsdam on 5 Market Street. The business is the first adult-use dispensary in Potsdam and woman-owned. The other store is The Firehaus at 7479 US Highway 11, which opened yesterday.

Among these dispensaries, eight are majority Black-owned, five are Hispanic-owned, and nine are women-owned, highlighting New York’s commitment to fostering a representative and inclusive cannabis market. According to recent industry research, fewer than 20 out of the 10,000 medical and adult-use cannabis retail shops across the country are majority Black-owned. Meaning less than 0.2 percent of all national dispensaries are Black-owned, while

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