Get ready: New York City may have it's very first pot dispensary soon.
According to Crain’s New York Business, Long Island-based medical-marijuana company PalliaTech has signed a lease on a space in Downtown Brooklyn for a dispensary that it hopes to open in January.
Last summer, Governor Cuomo introduced a program through which five companies, chosen by the state, can administer medical marijuana. PalliaTech is fighting to be one of the five legal drug dealers. According to Crain's, the second-floor Downtown Brooklyn space is 3,000sqft and located at 425 Fulton St, between Pearl and Jay St.
To the chagrin of freeloading potheads, the dispensary won't offer free samples like a Trader Joe's. PalliaTech's executive vice president, Andrei Bogolubov, told Crain's, "It’s going to look like a super-modern pharmacy... And the clientele will be people registered in the program... there isn’t going to be any walk-in traffic." PalliaTech also has plans to open dispensary outposts in Utica, Rochester, and Newburgh.