Long Island’s first cannabis dispensary on track for East Farmingdale – Newsday

A cannabis dispensary is planning to open in East Farmingdale within weeks, putting it on track to become the first brick-and-mortar recreational marijuana business in the Town of Babylon and on Long Island. 

Strain Stars will operate out of a 3,500 square-foot storefront on Route 110 south of Gazza Boulevard, near Ashley Furniture and in the same plaza as The Main Event restaurant and sports bar.

The business received a special use permit from the Babylon Town zoning board of appeals last month and is awaiting a certificate of occupancy from the town. Once that is filed, the state will perform a site inspection and, if it passes, its doors will be open for business, said the company’s CEO Yuvraj Singh, 24, of Hicksville.

Singh said he aims to open by May 31, but the debut may get pushed back to the first week of June.

Nearly 40 businesses have received temporary or “conditional” state licenses to open recreational pot shops on Long Island. To qualify for a conditional retail license, someone must show that they owned a business that turned a profit for at least two years and were convicted of a marijuana-related offense or are related to someone with such

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