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3 cannabis dispensaries to open in Brooklyn after injunction is lifted

April 5, 2023 Robert Abruzzese
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BROOKLYN — New York issued licenses to three Brooklyn cannabis dispensaries on Monday, following the recent lifting of a borough-wide ban on such licenses.

The New York State Cannabis Control Board approved 99 dispensaries in total, including 21 in Manhattan, three in Staten Island, nine in The Bronx, and 17 in Queens. This decision occurred less than a week after a federal appeals court removed license restrictions in Brooklyn, central New York, Mid-Hudson Valley, and Western New York.

“These new licenses will allow entrepreneurs to fairly participate in the legal market while promoting innovation and creative diversity throughout New York’s ever-growing cannabis supply chain,” said Tremaine Wright, chair of the Cannabis Control Board.

The three Brooklyn businesses include Evija Artworks Inc., Level Up NYC Corp., and Dank Heaven.

Advocates and business owners hailed the approvals as “historic,” with the state’s total number of dispensary licenses now reaching 165.


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