Charlotte Hanna is looking for a location to open a New York City cannabis dispensary. Hanna is the CEO of Rebelle and Community Growth Partners. To say she was happy when the state legalized marijuana is an understatement.
“I’m so excited to finally open a store in New York City,” Hanna said. “Every week, I’ve travelled back and forth three times a week to run my operation in Massachusetts. Because there is no opportunity, there was no opportunity in New York, until now.”
What You Need To Know Charlotte Hanna is looking for a space to open a new dispensary now that recreational marijuana is legalized in New York
She lives in Brooklyn and commutes to the dispensary she already owns in Massachusetts
She also plans to employ people who have been incarcerated due to using in the past New York State has yet to devise the licensing process
Once she does that, her commute is going to be a lot easier. She owns a dispensary in the Berkshires.
“I have a family. I have kids. I want to be here with them,” Hanna said.
She’s happy to see that her industry can now operate in her home state.
“I think there are going to be thousands and thousands of new jobs in a new industry throughout New York State that are going to be available now that we have cannabis legalized,” Hanna said.
At her Manhattan dispensary she plans to hire people who were incarcerated for using. It’s a business plan based on setting people back on course.
“In Massachusetts, we have a pretty innovative partnership with a non-profit there called Roca and they work with young people who were caught up in the criminal justice system, often times because