Medical marijuana dispensaries to open in Amherst – Buffalo – Buffalo Business First
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Two dispensaries in Amherst will be among the first eight distribution sites to open across New York as New York officially begins its medical marijuana program on Thursday, Jan. 7.
Officials from the state Department of Health confirmed late Tuesday dispensaries will open in Onondaga, Erie, Albany, Ulster and Westchester Counties as well as Manhattan 18 months after the signing of New York’s Compassionate Care Act.
The remaining 20 dispensaries will open in phases throughout the month as the state works to ensure access to medical marijuana for qualified patients across the state. The state has identified 10 qualifying conditions, including cancer, multiple sclerosis, HIV/AIDS…