On Wednesday, New York state regulators granted 30 more licenses to operate recreational marijuana stores, despite a pending lawsuit that is still blocking adult-use marijuana retail sales in major parts of the state. The Office of Cannabis Regulation has now issued licenses to 66 retailers in the state, but as of Tuesday, only two had opened. Both are located in lower Manhattan. A third, located in Manhattan's Union Square, is scheduled to open Feb. 13, according to New York television station WNBC. Brooklyn and four other upstate areas remain without licensed dispensaries, all of which have come to a standstill after an out-of-state company filed a lawsuit alleging that the state's licensing program violates federal law and favors New Yorkers. The state's 10 existing medical marijuana companies, including major multistate operators Columbia Care and Curaleaf Holdings, are still waiting to enter New York's adult-use industry.
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