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Prior to this month, cannabis was only available to New York patients in ground form.
“Practically anyone over 35 has chronic pain of some kind, and they may not want to be taking an opioid or Advil every day," says Curaleaf Dispensary Manager Dr. Stacia Woodcock of the increasing ease of qualifying for a medical marijuana card.
Curaleaf has said it plans to apply for hybrid licenses to add recreational product at its four dispensaries, including the one at 814 E. Main St. in Stamford.
According to the state Department of Consumer Protection, as of May 2 there were 11,925 registered medical marijuana patients in Fairfield County.
“New Jersey is a watershed for the East Coast,” says Executive Chairman Boris Jordan. “New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut will follow suit and become recreational.”
If approved by the state Department of Consumer Protection, the deal will give Curaleaf control of three of the state’s 18 dispensaries.