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A Tale of Two Cities: So, You Want to Run a Pot Shop?

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– As for advice to anyone who is thinking about opening a dispensary, Piersel emphasizes patience. The industry is new, she explains, and a business may have to deal with some negativity. “Remember why you’re there,” she says, “to help the community.”

A Tale of Two Cities: A Tale of Two Cities: The Good, the Bud and the Ugly

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With the legalization of cannabis in New York State, dispensaries and other new industries will soon be opening across the region. To get a sense of what our region might expect, this newspaper will publish a series of articles highlighting communities in Oregon where the drug was first legalized in 2016 and the industries and laws that soon followed. Jonathan Penfold, an Iroquois Central School graduate, has lived in Oregon for over a decade and is reporting on the subject.