Hudson Valley medical marijuana dispensary reopens, recreational users still in awkward spot – Hudson Valley One
Medical marijuana cardholders can breathe a sigh of relief: Kingston’s dispensary has officially reopened. Etain Health was one of the first dispensaries in the state, and now features a revamped exterior and interior. Customers will be greeted by colorful new branding and a retail shop featuring a wide array of marijuana-related products.
Etain Health was one of five original license recipients when medical marijuana was first legalized in New York six years ago. The reimagined Kingston location contains a storefront dedicated to non-THC health and wellness items, alongside pot-themed merchandise like “Buy Weed From Women” tote bags (Etain Health is New York’s only women-owned and operated medical marijuana company.)
Marijuana is used in a growing number of therapeutic applications, with the list of accepted conditions continuing to expand. In the eyes of some health care professionals, however, medical marijuana has been needlessly expensive and difficult to obtain in New York. Access has improved somewhat over the years with the opening of more dispensaries. Treatment is still priced at a premium compared to other states, in large part due to the lack of competition.
New York State has a handy FAQ on the rules and