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New York state boasts top-5 cannabis city: report

BUFFALO, N.Y. — New York’s cannabis economy has been in the works for years. A recent report from realestatewitch.com cites one Western New York city as one of the top spots to visit or live when it comes to taking in the state-legal plant.

Like many of the recreational dispensaries opening across the Empire State, Public Flower Adult-Use Dispensary in Buffalo is just getting started.

Legal cannabis retailers react to Hochul’s actions to shut down illegal cannabis market

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — 7 News spoke to legal cannabis retailers on Wednesday to get their reaction to Governor Kathy Hochul’s actions to shut down the illegal cannabis market.

The governor’s office said Hochul’s executive budget includes a plan to give more authority to the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) and local government agencies to padlock stores selling cannabis without a license.

First black female owned cannabis shop opens in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Allentown is home to Buffalo’s 5th state-licensed cannabis dispensary, the first that is Black and woman-owned.

Public Flower opened its doors Monday at 232 Allen St. for customers. The shop is owned by Sheldon Anderson and Moriah Kelly.

The Public Flower team first applied for their license in September 2022.

Dispensaries not wasting time after state settles lawsuits

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The flow of cannabis dispensaries opening in New York state has been stop and go, but after the recent settlement of two lawsuits against the state, licensees aren’t waiting around.

“There are a lot more green lights going forward,” said Sheldon Anderson, the CEO of Public Flower, a dispensary set to open in Buffalo’s Allentown neighborhood in the coming weeks.

New adult-use cannabis dispensary opens in Allentown

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A new cannabis dispensary opened its doors on Allen Street on Monday. Public Flower is the first Black and woman owned pot shop in Buffalo, joining a short list of open cannabis dispensaries in the region.

Buffalo's first Black-owned and women-owned dispensary planted in historic Allentown neighborhood

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A new cannabis dispensary opened its doors on Allen Street on Monday. Public Flower is the first Black and woman owned pot shop in Buffalo, joining a short list of open cannabis dispensaries in the region.

New cannabis dispensary Public Flower opens in Buffalo

Public Flower, a new cannabis dispensary, opened Monday on Allen Street in Buffalo.

It is the first Black- and woman-owned licensed dispensary in the city of Buffalo.

Allentown weed dispensary owner aims for $5M in year one

Sheldon Anderson has big goals for Buffalo’s first Black-owned legal weed dispensary.

Public Flower marijuana dispensary debuts in Allentown

The city’s first Black- and woman-owned, adult-use recreational cannabis dispensary has opened in Allentown. The business, founded by Sheldon Anderson and Moriah Kelly, debuted Monday at 232 Allen St. The location was originally home to an apothecary dating to the late 19th century. Public Flower has restored the interior to reflect that history, including ornate wooden fixtures and exposed brick.

Public Flower Adult-Use Cannabis Dispensary Opens in Allentown

The first black owned and women owned, licensed adult-use cannabis dispensary has opened in the City of Buffalo. Public Flower is now operational at 232 Allen Street, situated inside a restored apothecary (origins: 19th Century Buffalo Business and Professional Directory City of Buffalo Building Permits, 1887-1906). The historic building and storefront – corner of Allen and Cottage Street – was more recently home of the Antique Man.

New adult-use cannabis dispensary opens in Allentown

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A new cannabis dispensary opened its doors on Allen Street on Monday. Public Flower is the first Black and woman owned pot shop in Buffalo, joining a short list of open cannabis dispensaries in the region.

What's Next? | Cannabis Dispensaries Get Their Flowers

Today’s What’s Next? features two conversations devoted to the state of New York’s legal cannabis marketplace. First, Thomas O’Neil-White sits down with Sheldon Anderson, the CEO and one of the co-owners of Public Flower, the first Black – and woman-owned licensed dispensary in the city of Buffalo.