First Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in New York Are Poised to Open

January 7, 2016 10:01 AM

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First Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in New York Are Poised to Open

ALBANY — New York was poised to join the ranks of nearly half the states on Thursday in allowing the use of medical marijuana with the opening of eight dispensaries statewide, serving a variety of syrups, concentrates and other forms of the drug.

How many patients will initially visit those dispensaries is uncertain. On Wednesday evening, officials at the state’s Department of Health said they did not know exactly how many patients had qualified for the drug, noting that such certification began only on Dec. 23, though they said some people ...

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