Why Can’t Legal Cannabis Sellers Open Shops? Sometimes NY State Is Their Adversary

By Gabriel Poblete, The City on March 20, 2023

Business owners looking for retail space to site licensed weed stores say the state Dormitory Authority is rejecting locations deemed too close to competing state-leased storefronts.

Osbert Orduña should have been all set to open a legal pot dispensary in New York.

His company, The Cannabis Place, secured a coveted state license to operate in Queens — one of 150 issued to companies whose leadership includes people who were prosecuted for cannabis crimes in the pre-legalization era.

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