Tag: cannabis-dispensaries

CB5 Committee rejects 3 adult-use Cannabis dispensary applicants, greenlights 4 others


Jan. 8, 2024 By Anthony Medina A Community Board 5 committee rejected three applicants seeking adult-use cannabis dispensary licenses on Wednesday, Jan. 3—while deciding not to block four others from opening. The board’s Cannabis Committee – which reviews applications in the Ridgewood, Glendale, Maspeth, and Middle Village neighborhoods – was tasked with weighing in on seven proposed locations for cannabis storefronts and found four of them in compliance with the New York State Office of Cannabis Management’s standards. The outcome of the meeting comes after the committee was met with strong community opposition against legal cannabis dispensaries, with many residents…
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Soccer enthusiasts demand lights at Forest Park during Community Board 9 meeting; Cannabis dispensary applications rejected


Dec. 21, 2023 By Anthony Medina Advocates for additional lighting in Forest Park turned out in large numbers to plead their case at the Community Board 9 meeting Tuesday night, at the same time nearly a dozen cannabis dispensary applicants waited to see if their businesses would gain board approval. More than 30 park advocates attended the meeting inside Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens, on Dec. 19, in an effort to make the board aware of their struggle to obtain lighting in Forest Park. Pablo Rubio, the executive director of Formativas Barcelona SC – NYC, spoke for the many…
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Queens Community Board 9 meeting highlights worries over ‘City of Yes’ initiative and cannabis dispensaries


Nov. 15, 2023 By Anthony Medina During the Community Board 9 monthly meeting at Queens Borough Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 14, growing concern about Mayor Eric Adams’ “City of Yes” initiative, proposed adult-use cannabis retail dispensaries and liquor license applications occupied a packed agenda. A presentation on the “City of Yes” initiative by Paul Graziano,…
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