Etain is opening its fourth dispensary in Westchester County, New York on Friday, the last location afforded to the company under the Compassionate Care Act.
The dispensary will be the first in Yonkers.
Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano will join the Peckham family, joint owners of Etain, in a ceremonial ribbon cutting today. Spano wholly supported having a dispensary in the city during his State of the City address earlier this month.
“In Yonkers, we recognize the need for patients who suffer from debilitating illnesses to live with less pain and with dignity,” Spano said in a press release. “We welcome Etain to our community to provide a medically-proven service that often times is the only form of relief for critically ill patients.”
Vireo Health also has a location in Westchester County. Their dispensary in White Plains opened in January but is only open on Fridays and Saturday, according to information provided by Google.
“It remains to be seen what economic impact this will deliver for Westchester County,” Phil Oliva, spokesman for County Executive Rob Estorino said when dispensary locations were announced. “But we do expect that the businesses will be good neighbors and that they will operate strictly within the confines of the law.”
Just five companies were allowed to open dispensaries in the state under the law, with each permitted one cultivation facility and four dispensaries. The regulations do not allow for plant matter to be consumed, instead opting for oil-based products, such as tincture sprays and capsules.
Get daily news insights in your inbox. Subscribe