Pot dispensary launches in Newburgh


Curaleaf New York is opening its first medical marijuana dispensary for the state in Newburgh. It is also the first for Orange County. Video by Amy Wu / Poughkeepsie Journal Wochit

Curafleaf New York’s medical marijuana dispensary in Newburgh includes a staff of 13.(Photo: Submitted)

The first medical marijuana dispensary in Orange County opened last week.

Curaleaf New York opened a medical dispensary in Newburgh, at 8 North Plank Rd., on Friday, said Michelle Bodner, CEO of Curaleaf.

The dispensary is the second to open in the mid-Hudson Valley, after Etain Health Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Kingston, and the first for PalliaTech, the Massachusetts-based parent company of Curaleaf. No dispensaries are open in Dutchess County.

Curaleaf will provide patients access to medical-grade cannabis in a variety of forms, including capsules, tablets, oils and under-the-tongue strips, according to Bodner.

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Newburgh’s dispensary is part of Curaleaf’s expansion, which is primarily focused on the northeast. In August PalliaTech received a cultivation license and dispensary license from New York State’s Department of Health.  

Curaleaf New York opened in Newburgh on March 30. (Photo: Courtesy Photo)

The company will open a 3,500-square foot dispensary in Plattsburgh in a the near future with 10 employees, and has plans to open others in Carle Place and Queens. Curaleaf’s cultivation center in Albany is expected to be up and running this summer, the company said.  

Newburgh’s dispensary, located in a 2,000-square foot space, has a staff of 11 full-time employees, including a licensed pharmacist, and two part-time staff. Depending on the number of patients there

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