New York authorized recreational cannabis about 10 months ago, but the retail side of things has been reluctant to get started, to say the least. Adults 21+ and older may consume and possess it now, but without a medical license, can not legally source cannabis products.
There are no licensed recreational dispensaries operating in New York State at this time, and there are no rules allowing for home cultivation. Currently, still no timeline for recreational dispensary licensing is available. Retail sales of recreational marijuana are still under consideration by the New York Cannabis Control Board. Those wishing to open recreational dispensaries in New York State may not be authorized until spring of 2023, according to Tremaine Wright, the board’s head.
So, in New York, where can you legally purchase cannabis products? We’ve previously discussed gifting cannabis to close friends. Aside from the fact that it falls into a very ambiguous category, raising unnecessary anxiety for some, it may also be difficult to source.
While New York State struggles to create a recreational market, many Native American tribes have taken it upon themselves to help people who are looking for cannabis goods. Adult-use dispensaries have started opening up on Native American reservations across New York State. Here, you can find a wide-assortment of tax-free cannabis products.
“Dispensaries are legal if they are on federally recognized, sovereign tribal land,” Freeman Klopott, the Office of Cannabis Management spokesman said. Recreational dispensaries on federally recognized sovereign tribal land are legal.
In January 2022, AudioKushTV visited recreational cannabis dispensaries located on sovereign Native American land throughout the Seneca Nation Territory, which is located in Western New York.
During our journey, we visited several marijuana dispensaries in the Seneca Nation Territory, including Good Leaf Dispensary & Origin’s in Gowanda and High 5 in Perrysburg. Take a peek inside these Native American owned and operated recreational dispensaries, located on sovereign land.
You can now find and review Seneca Nation recreational cannabis dispensaries on our Cannabis Dispensary Directory.
Origins Dispensary (Video)
Origin’s was one among the dispensaries we visited throughout our trip. It is situated at 14418 NY-438, Gowanda, NY 14070. Origin’s offers a wide variety of items, exclusively to 21+ adult use consumers, including flower, carts, edibles, concentrates. Take a look at their selection with the AudioKushTV dispensary walk-through video.
Good Leaf Dispensary (Video)
During our journey, we visited several marijuana dispensaries in the Seneca Nation Territory, including Good Leaf Dispensary in Gowanda.
Good Leaf, indigenously-owned and operated, is a recreational cannabis dispensary with two locations on sovereign land. You must be 21+ to visit the dispensary. The Good Leaf’s Gowanda cannabis dispensary is conveniently located 42 minutes south of Buffalo and 3 minutes from the hamlet of Gowanda. Good Leaf selects its premium cannabis flower by hand to assure its purity, consistency, potency, and taste. All flower is branded with their own in-house graphics. Additionally, on-site purchases of extracts, pre-rolls, and infused frozen beverages are available. Good Leaf Dispensary also exclusively offers Sloshies (infused slushies) and Rez Rockets (premium pre-rolls).
High 5 Dispensary (Video)
High-Five Dispensary was one among the dispensaries we visited throughout our trip. It is located along Indian Hill Road in Perrysburg, New York. High Five Dispensary offers a wide variety of items, exclusively to 21+ adult use consumers, including flower, carts, edibles, concentrates. High Five also produces their own in-house hash, extracts, premium pre-rolls, and carts. Take a look at the selection at the High-Five Dispensary selection with the AudioKushTV walk-through video.