First Legal Weed Dispensary in Queens Opens Near York College

YORK COLLEGE–After years of using cash to buy marijuana on Jamaica Avenue, Queens residents now have the option to use their debit cards. 

The borough’s first legal cannabis dispensary, Good Grades, has opened one block from York College. The announcement came from Gov. Kathy Hochul, who said the shop would be the first woman-owned conditional adult-use retail dispensary in New York state. 

“With the opening of Good Grades in Queens, we are continuing to build on our progress to create a safe, regulated cannabis industry in New York,” Hochul said. “New York is working to support entrepreneurs and ensure that consumers can purchase safe, legal products while supporting their communities.”