The second largest State in the U.S., New York is home to arguably the center of Global finance and fashion; New York City.  In 2022, the State of New York become largest east coast State to legalize recreational cannabis.  Although medical marijuana has been available in NYC, there were sparse dispensary options and limited products only available with a medical card.

Truth be told, New York, specifically NYC and the Burroughs have never been lacking weed.  Way before dispensaries, black market trap weed has always been available through highly organized services providing hit-or-miss flower and crazy high dose edibles via weed delivery in NYC.  This is generally in the form of a dude who pulls up with a backpack full of herb, and other entanglements.  And with the right plug, the weed can actually be pretty good.  But its not lab tested and pricey.  Although not exactly legal.  Unfortunately medical pot in NY could not compete.  But adult use dispensaries in NYC, as well as upstate and throughout the State are a game-changer to New Yorkers.

NYC sets sets global trends and innovates.  We think New York dispensaries will innovate the cannabis retail and delivery experience.  Weed lounges in NYC will be an experience to behold.  These will be a hit with locals, and millions of visitors each year.

Ever smoke a bowl from an Apple? If that wasn’t on your College curriculum dont fret- in 2022 you can legally smoke a joint in the Big Apple.  We scoured New York looking for the best dispensaries in Buffalo and Syracuse, to dispensaries in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the rest of Gotham.

Here’s our take on the Best Dispensaries New York.

How can I find a medical or recreational dispensary near me?

Since 2021 recreational weed is available in New York for dispensary purchase. Before that, medical marijuana has been available since 2014. We know of at least 41 dispensaries in the Empire State. We scoured the state to find the best dispensaries in New York and here’s what we found:

Best dispensary in Brooklyn: Citiva – Brooklyn

Asking around for places to buy weed in New York we have been hearing about Citiva – Brooklyn, a notable dispensary in Brooklyn aka “The Borough of Homes and Churches”. Last we checked Citiva – Brooklyn is located at 202 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, New York, 11217.

Depending on their current stock levels, you can shop for flower, vapes, edibles, concentrates and more at Citiva – Brooklyn from brands that could include WYLD, apothecanna, dosist, Kush Queen, Select.

Jamaica: The Botanist – Queens

We learned about The Botanist – Queens, a dispensary in Jamaica aka “The World’s Borough”. The Botanist – Queens was last seen at 202 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, New York, 11217.

Akwesasne: BudEase

We discovered BudEase, a dispensary in Akwesasne. BudEase has their shop at 202 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, New York, 11217.

Fort Covington: Dank Bank

We found Dank Bank, a dispensary in Fort Covington. Dank Bank is set up at 202 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, New York, 11217.

Albany: Verilife – Albany

We noticed Verilife – Albany, a dispensary in Albany aka “The 518”. Verilife – Albany does business at 202 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, New York, 11217.

Rochester: Columbia Care – Rochester

We observed Columbia Care – Rochester, a dispensary in Rochester aka “Flower City”. Columbia Care – Rochester was last seen at 202 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, New York, 11217.

Bronx: Verilife – Bronx

We came upon Verilife – Bronx, a dispensary in Bronx aka “Boogie Down”. Verilife – Bronx was last seen at 202 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, New York, 11217.

Kingston: Etain – Kingston

We came across Etain – Kingston, a dispensary in Kingston aka “Breadbasket of the Revolution”. Etain – Kingston was last seen at 202 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, New York, 11217.

Elmhurst: Vireo Health – Queens Patient Center

We stumbled upon Vireo Health – Queens Patient Center, a dispensary in Elmhurst aka “The World’s Borough”. Vireo Health – Queens Patient Center was last seen at 202 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, New York, 11217.

New York: MedMen NYC – Fifth Avenue

We stumbled upon MedMen NYC – Fifth Avenue, a dispensary in New York aka “The Big Apple”. MedMen NYC – Fifth Avenue was last seen at 202 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, New York, 11217.

Other dispensaries in the state include Good Leaf Dispensary.

What kind of weed is available in New York City, Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, and Syracuse?

When you’re looking for flower, and we don’t mean Rose – you can search for flower, vapes, edibles and more all over the Empire State.

You can find dispensary listings close to these locations in New York: New York City, Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers, and Syracuse.

Is there dispensary delivery in New York?

New York allows only medical marijuana delivery . No recreational dispensary delivery at this time. Fortunately hempshop offers legal weed products without a medical prescription.

How can I buy weed online 24 hours a day?

Since delivery is medical-only, you may find only limited local weed delivery in New York. If you’re not finding what you want, check out the flower, vapes, edibles, prerolls and more available by mail via hempshop. hempshop is an online dispensary available in New York, accepting credit cards for lab-tested legal THC, CBD, Delta-8, HHC, THC0 and you can get by mail.

We can ship the increasingly popular delta-8 THC directly to residents in New York. Some people prefer the milder high that Delta-8 offers over conventional Delta-9 THC.

Are there Delta-8 Dispensaries in New York?

People are looking for delta-8 near me. We are still collecting data on local delta-8 options near me in New York. For now we are recommending hempshop, the online dispensary, as a reliable source of delta-8 and more.

Are HHC, THC-O and delta-9 THC legal in New York?

Our research suggests that these new cannabinoids are indeed available in Empire State. Most of these products rival what you can purchase in a dispensary. These cannabinoids and more can be found for sale on hempshop, and online dispensary providing legal, lab-tested weed you can order online for shipping. hempshop offers a guide to cannabinoids including a useful scale of psychoactivity – so you can avoid getting so high as Mount Marcy, unless you want to.

Things to do in New York once you get some weed

Once you buy weed from an online dispensary or in person, you might find all sorts of things to do in the 47,126 square miles or 122,057 square kilometers in the state. Here’s a few off the top of our heads:

  • Visit Mount Marcy, the highest point in New York
  • Visit , Brooklyn Botanic Garden, New York Botanical Garden, Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, Hofstra University Arboretum, Ellwanger Garden, Staten Island Botanical Garden, Vassar College Arboretum, Planting Fields Arboretum, Cutler Botanic Garden, Cornell Botanic Gardens, Lasdon Park and Arboretum, Sonnenberg Gardens, Clark Botanic Garden, Bailey Arboretum, George Landis Arboretum, Bard College Arboretum, Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park, Mary Flagler Cary Arboretum, Genesee Country Village and Museum, John P. Humes Japanese Stroll Garden, Innisfree Garden, Mountain Top Arboretum, Nannen Arboretum, Queens Botanical Garden
  • Get together with some neighbors to sing “I Love New York” currently the state song
  • See if you can find the state bird, a Eastern Bluebird
  • Welcome visitors at airports like ,Buffalo Niagara International Airport,Greater Rochester International Airport,Albany International Airport,Syracuse Hancock International Airport,Long Island MacArthur Airport,Greater Binghamton Airport (Edwin A. Link Field),Elmira/Corning Regional Airport,Westchester County Airport,Ithaca Tompkins International Airport,Watertown International Airport,Niagara Falls International Airport,Stewart International Airport,Plattsburgh International Airport,Ogdensburg International Airport,John F. Kennedy International Airport (was New York International Airport),LaGuardia Airport (and Marine Air Terminal)
  • Research the state of legalization in New York with the Marijuana Policy Project

People have been searching for safe & legal weed for thousands of years, we’re glad to help people in New York find theirs.