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New York's first legal cannabis dispensary opens(7 images)

Non-profit organization Housing Works is opening New York's first legal cannabis dispensary in Manhattan on Thursday. Doors will be opened for the first time at 4:20 p.m. EDT, meaning adults 21 and over can legally purchase recreational marijuana. Housing Works is best known for fighting homelessness and AIDS.

A man wears a "I Love NY" sweatshirt with marijuana filling the shape of a heart outside of the Housing Works Cannabis Co. on the first day of legal recreational marijuana sales in New York City on December, 29, 2022. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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Workers prepare for the first day of legal recreational marijuana sales as the media looks on. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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The dispensary is officially opening at 4:20 p.m. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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Florist Farms cannabis infused gummies are on display at Housing Works Cannabis Co. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
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