iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. announced the successful opening of its first Be. retail store located on Staten Island. This is the Company’s third dispensary to open in New York and 31st system-wide.
Be. Staten Island is located at 338 New Dorp Lane, Staten Island, New York, 10306, and is the only Registered Organization serving Staten Island’s population of close to 500,000. Local media coverage of the opening can be seen on Spectrum News NY1: First Medical Dispensary Opens on Staten Island and SILive.com: First Marijuana Dispensary on Staten Island Opens This Week. A grand opening celebration for Be. Staten Island is scheduled for Thursday, March 26. The free event will allow patients and members of the community to connect with the on-site medical staff and ask questions regarding patient-access and products. For details regarding store hours, grand opening promotions and events, please visit www.bestores.com or call 212-257-3145, option 2.
Concurrently, the Company announced it will convert its Citiva Hudson Valley store to the Be. banner effective Friday, March 13. Be. Hudson Valley is located at 1147 Route 9, Wappingers Falls, New York. For information regarding store hours, promotions and events, please call 212-257-3145, option 3.
The New York medical market has more than 113,000 registered patients. Currently, there are ten license holders or Registered Organizations in the state, each with the ability to open four dispensing facilities to serve patients. Governor Cuomo has indicated that adult-use legalization is one of his top legislative priorities for 2020 and the Company looks forward to working with the Governor’s office in its effort to improve access to safe, legal, and tested cannabis products. According to a recent report by the New York City Comptroller, the potential market for adult-use marijuana in New York State is an estimated $3.1 billion annually.