BUFFALO - New York State's drive to set up dispensaries to sell recreational marijuana is now moving forward with screening applications for potential licensees.
A total of 903 such applications, each with a filing fee of $2,000, have come in to Albany in this first round. 2 On Your Side spoke the state agency handling them, along with some hopeful applicants.
The New York State Office of Cannabis Management sees the demand to get retail marijuana sales up and running in licensed dispensaries. Eleven out of that initial 150 approvals will be slated for Western New York.
Agency spokesman Trivette Knowles emphasized that this will be a very careful, meticulous review of the applicants.
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