Marijuana has just become legal in New York State and two business partners aren’t wasting any of their time to open a place locally.
EDIT: Plans to open a marijuana dispensary in Glens Falls have been tabled.
Robin Barkenhagen and his business partner, Brian Bronzino are hoping to convert an old blacksmith shop on 56 Glen St into a marijuana dispensary, according to the Post Star.
They currently own 42 Degrees smoke shop but started their new business, Warren County Cannabis LLC, for the dispensary. Apparently, Barkenhagen “also secured the name Cannabis Café for a separate marijuana-related business he hopes to open in the future somewhere in Glens Falls or Warren County.”
The building, directly across from Cool Insuring Arena has hosted a number of retail outlets but they think will be perfect for a dispensary for safety reasons. Since marijuana isn’t legal on the federal level in New York, their business must be cash-only. Shops cannot be opened for at least 18 months and the local government can opt out of sales of marijuana completely. Though Mayor Dan Hall has yet to make an official decision, the partners believe he will allow it.