Geneva’s legal cannabis dispensary High Points is set to close its doors next week, just a month after opening.
The dispensary, located near the entrance to the Lake Geneva Center Plaza, is facing closure as New York’s cannabis industry confronts another legal hurdle that threatens to destabilize the market.
High Points, which is owned by Daryl Hilkert, has been operating under a temporary measure allowing farmers to partner with licensed adult-use retailers at public events, known as Cannabis Grower Showcases. However, this program is due to end with the close of the year, impacting dispensaries like the one in Geneva.
Legal troubles are continuing for the state’s legal cannabis market after two companies that applied for an adult-use retail dispensary licenses filed suit in federal court. The recurring legal disputes have created significant uncertainty in the industry, leaving New York farmers, who cultivated marijuana for sale in legal dispensaries in a difficult position. With hundreds of thousands of pounds of cannabis awaiting sale, these farmers are caught in the crossfire of the ongoing legal entanglements.
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