Archive of Month: January 2016

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TIMES LEDGER: REGO PARK WOMAN IS FIRST PATIENT AT BOROUGH’S FIRST MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY

As a medical professional for more than 20 years, 52-year-old Emily Taylor of Rego Park was very much against drug use and never tried marijuana in her life. Than she began suffering from multiple neuropathies with chronic stabbing pains all over her body beginning six years ago. “I had to try and control the pain with huge doses of opiates and other narcotics that left me useless,” said Taylor, which is not her real name because she asked that her identity be protected. “Then came the recurrent migraines that made me suicidal.” When Vireo Health of New York opened the borough’s first medical marijuana dispensary last Friday, Taylor was the first patient through the door. After a consultation she left the facility, located at 89-55 Queens Blvd., just steps away from the Queens Center mall in Elmhurst, with a week’s supply of cannabis-based medication products in the forms of vapor and capsules instead of tinctures and oils that are also available. Read the full story here.

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NEW YORK 1 NEWS: FIRST MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY IN QUEENS OPENS

It was a quiet opening Friday for Vireo Health. There were few patients at the medical marijuana dispensary, but the executives did not act worried. “Our experience working in other...

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QUEENS COURIER: CHECK OUT QUEENS’ FIRST MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY

Queens residents hoping to find relief from chronic illness pain will now be able to purchase medical-grade marijuana in the borough’s first dispensary. Vireo Health of New York, one of...

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DNAINFO: QUEENS’ ONLY MEDICAL MARIJUANA SITE SEEKS TO OVERTURN ‘STIGMA’ OF USE

ELMHURST — The borough’s first medical marijuana facility opened Friday inside a bright and airy former clothing shop on Queens Boulevard — but don’t expect to find any pot cookies,...

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TIMES-LEDGER: MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY OPENS IN ELMHURST

The borough’s first medical marijuana dispensary opened its doors Friday near the Queens Center Mall in Elmhurst. The Queens Patient Center at 89-55 Queens Blvd. began to provide clients with...

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WTEN-TV: FIRST MEDICAL MARIJUANA PATIENT IN NY GETS WHAT SHE’S BEEN YEARNING FOR

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The first medical cannabis patient in New York State said her cancer and the treatments for it turned her life upside down. Constant pain and...

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WAMC NPR: NY’S FIRST MEDICAL MARIJUANA PATIENT SHARES HER STORY

Now that New York has become the 23rd state to legalize medical marijuana, reporters Tuesday met the woman believed to be the first patient in the state. Brittany Barger suffers...

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THE JOURNAL NEWS: Q&A WITH ONE OF NEW YORK’S FIRST MEDICAL MARIJUANA PATIENTS

When Brittany Barger was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, the then 26-year-old New Yorker mourned the death of a life she had mapped out. Then she regrouped and focused on the life ahead...

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CBS NEW YORK: ONE OF NY’S FIRST MEDICAL MARIJUANA PATIENTS SPEAKS

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — One of the first patients to receive medical marijuana in New York is telling her story. Brittany Barger, 27, was diagnosed with Stage IV ovarian cancer more than a year...

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FIOS1 NEWS: MARIJUANA DISPENSARY TO OPEN IN WHITE PLAINS TO SERVE SICK PATIENTS IN THE COUNTY

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THE JOURNAL NEWS: MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY POISED TO OPEN IN WHITE PLAINS

WHITE PLAINS – A medical marijuana dispensary is poised to open in downtown White Plains on Thursday, but company officials concerned about negative perceptions used another name to describe the business:...

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NEW YORK POST: DON’T EXPECT BUDS AND BROWNIES AT NEW YORK POT DISPENSARIES

Medical marijuana dispensaries open their doors in New York Thursday — but don’t expect buds and brownies on the menu. At Vireo New York’s White Plains facility, a trio of...

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