The Real Deal New York

By the numbers: Not quite “New Amsterdam”

NYC’s soon-to-debut medical marijuana dispensaries will be few and far between
By Adam Warner | September 09, 2015 04:30PM

From the September issue: At the height of the medical marijuana boom in Los Angeles, there were more dispensaries than Starbucks locations. New York’s Starbucks have nothing like that to fear, but a handful of (medical) pot purveyors will soon be opening here. After a competitive bidding process, with companies sporting names like PharmaCann, Compassionate Sunset and Good Green Group vying to make the cut, the Empire State awarded five licenses to medical marijuana operators a few weeks ago. As part of the application process, all bidders were required to have lease options lined up for both indoor grow houses and for retail dispensaries in the event of a win. [more]