Medical marijuana in NYC expanding with six new dispensaries

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The announcement comes as the five current "registered organizations", as they are known, were due for renewal of their licenses, which are good for two years at a time.

Sirota also added that the foundation of such facilities will "establish therapeutic marijuana as a mainstream medical treatment". Locations weren't disclosed immediately in large part because some companies were looking to finalizing sites after the state decided on licenses.

As a result, the new organizations will open several new dispensing facilities around the state along with six in the city: two in Brooklyn, two in Queens, one in Manhattan and one in Staten Island.

The Department of Health says there are now more than 25,000 certified patients and more than 1,000 registered practitioners in the program.

The fifth new registered organization, NYC-based cannabis oil specialist Citiva Medical, will steer clear of Long Island, manufacturing in Orange County and operating dispensing facilities in Dutchess, Chemung, Kings and Richmond counties.

The five new companies that have been licensed are Citify Medical; Ferrell Pharmaceuticals; New York Canna (a/a/a Torridly New York); Palliated NY and Valley Agriceuticals.

The New York State Department of Health today announced that it has authorized five additional registered organizations (ROs) to manufacture and dispense medical marijuana in New York State, an initiative aimed at improving patient access and the geographic distribution of dispensing facilities across the state.

The Boynton Beach City Commission voted Tuesday night to give staff direction to begin drafting an ordinance that will allow medical marijuana dispensaries. The number of certified patients has increased by 10,744 (72 percent) since the addition of chronic pain in late March. The number of companies in NY so far is summing up to ten.

The increased number of patients coincides with the addition of chronic pain as a qualifying condition. The firm's dispensaries will be located in Monroe, Nassau, New York and Saratoga counties.

Four of these sites will be located in Nassau County and Suffolk County on Long Island.

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