Day: April 21, 2024

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The first legal Brooklyn Dispensary opened in Williamsburg earlier this year, with a grand opening party on April 19. It’s staffed by dozens of highly-trained “budtenders,” founder Arana Hankin-Biggers told the Brooklyn Paper in January, eager to help both experienced consumers and newbies find something that works.

Exploring Brooklyn Dispensaries: A Guide to Cannabis Access in the Borough

If you’re a NYC resident with a state medical marijuana card, you can shop at the store—which also sells CBD products (no medical card required). You can find it at 1101 Bedford Avenue in upscale Williamsburg.

Founded by former Grow Together employees, this store bills itself as an “elevated cannabis experience led by wellness consultants.” It’s a small space, but the staff is happy to give guidance, and they carry a premium portfolio of flower, edibles, vapes and concentrates.

A Black woman-led, community-first dispensary, Matawana prioritizes local growers and artisanal products. Owner Leeann Mata has said her family was harmed by the drug war and she’s on a mission to “dismantle harmful stereotypes around weed” and play a small part in atoning for the damage caused by prohibition.

This pioneering totally legal dispensary in Jamaica, Queens reopened in January in a design-forward pop-up until their permanent location on Flatbush is ready. They’re already offering delivery throughout the borough. They got their name from the weekly “report cards” they use to vet the quality of the weed they offer; they refuse to sell anything below an ‘A.’ They also aim to prioritize POC, women, and LGBTQ-owned businesses, and donate a portion of their profits to local organizations.…