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Orange County, New York Gets First MMJ Dispensary

The first medical cannabis dispensary in Orange County, New York has opened for business following the expansion of the state program in 2017. The Curaleaf dispensary, operated by PalliaTech NY, LLC, is located in Newburgh; Orange County has a population of more than 377,600.

“We are excited to open our doors and begin providing patients in Newburgh and nearby areas with the high-quality medical cannabis treatments they need and deserve. We have received a warm welcome from the Orange County business community, doctors, patients, elected officials and other local groups, and we look forward to working together and ensuring that those with serious illnesses have access to these important treatments.” – Michelle Bodner, president of PalliaTech NY, in a press release

State Sen. Bill Larkin, a Republican who represents the county, said he was “proud” that citizens “will be getting the treatment they need to improve their quality of life and that of their families.”

“When we made the decision to support having this industry in New York we did so because we wanted to help those individuals who were suffering, especially our children and veterans, that were not benefitting from other treatments.” – Larkin, in a statement

Curaleaf dispensaries are also set to open in Plattsburgh, Carle Place on Long Island, and in Queens.

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