QBP RICHARDS ON APPROVAL OF CONDITIONAL CANNABIS DISPENSARY LICENSES IN QUEENS
(November 22, 2022 at 10:30am)
QUEENS, NY – Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. stated the following in response to the New York State Cannabis Control Board issuing 36 Conditional Adult Use Retail Dispensary licenses, with six conditional licenses going to six Queens organizations and individuals.
“Societal shifts don’t come quickly or easily, but this week’s milestone approval of six conditional cannabis dispensary licenses for Queens organizations is nothing short of transformational. What was once a tool used to target communities of color is now a crucial, and legal, piece of our economic puzzle that will create jobs, create wealth and create opportunity in those same communities,” said Borough President RICHARDS. “Congratulations to all six Queens licensees for making history. My office, along with members of our Cannabis Task Force, looks forward to working with each entity to ensure this emerging sector of our borough’s economy is one rooted in equity and empowerment.”
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