Tag: cannabis

First black-owned legal adult-use cannabis dispensary opens in Long Island City

Apr. 11, 2024 By Gabriele Holtermann Trends Dispensary, the first black-owned legal adult-use cannabis dispensary in Long Island City, opened its doors for a soft opening on Apr. 4 at 27-25 44th Dr. The grand opening is planned for later this month. Founded by brothers Rodney Carter Jr., a fitness expert and co-founder of Harlem-based… Read more »

Licensed cannabis dispensary owners unite to push for local crackdown on unlicensed weed shops


Apr. 3, 2024 By Anthony Medina A coalition of legal and licensed cannabis dispensary owners have come together to urge New York State officials to take swift legislative action against unlicensed weed shops. The dispensary owners have joined forces and penned a letter to Gov. Kathy Hochul, State Sen. Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly…
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Op-Ed | Building a legal, equitable cannabis industry that works for us all


Mar. 5, 2024 By amNewYork

When we came to office two years ago, we had a clear vision: protect public safety, revitalize the economy, and make this city more livable for hardworking New Yorkers. And building a legal, equitable cannabis industry is part of every part of that vision.

From “ Legacy to Legal” Queens native opens Silk Road NYC, Jamaica Avenue’s second licensed cannabis dispensary

Inset_ Sohan joined by his wife and daughter cut the ribbon with staff and OCM rep Damian Fagon and Cannabus NYC founder Dasheeda Dawson (right)

Feb. 27, 2024 By Athena Dawson Jamaica’s second recreational cannabis dispensary opened on Friday, Feb. 23, with the owner and his family holding a grand opening celebration. Silk Road NYC, located at 166-30 Jamaica Ave.,  is the second licensed cannabis shop to open in downtown Jamaica, with the other being Good Grades that opened last…
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Authorities raid illegal smoke shops in College Point and Whitestone, seize cannabis and tobacco products

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Feb. 22, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Several illegal smoke shops in College Point and Whitestone were busted Tuesday by the NYC Sheriff’s Department. Officers seized a “tremendous amount” of flavored nicotine vapes, which are illegal in the state, as well as cannabis products such as edibles and joints that cannot be sold without a state license. The officers were able to fill dozens of large garbage bags with the confiscated products during the afternoon raids.  One of the locations targeted was Whitestone Essentials on 150th Street. The officers from the sheriff’s department, with assistance from the 109th Precinct, simultaneously raided…
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