Getting ahead of the game: New Hartford CBD business aims to become marijuana dispensary – Utica Observer Dispatch

Paper & Leaf Hemp Company, which recently opened in the New Hartford Shopping Center, is positioning itself to become a full marijuana dispensary as soon as it is possible. 

The company, owned by Shane Carter and Dave Keller, launched May 28, with a grand opening attended by the New Hartford Chamber of Commerce on July 10. 

Paper & Leaf originally started out with liquids and CBD products, according to Operations Manager Savanah Martin. Now, the store also sells Delta 8 and Delta 10 cannabis products—scientific labels for the type of cannabis sold.

Currently, Delta 8 and Delta 10 compounds can be sold and used recreationally in New York, Martin said. 

“It’s kind of in the grey area in the state at the moment and federally,” Martin said of Delta 8 and Delta 10.  

Delta 9 is the main compound in cannabis that gets people high. Martin said Paper & Leaf is planning to sell Delta 9 once it becomes legal to do so under New York’s new law allowing recreational marijuana use. 

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