Under the new regulations, patients too ill to travel can have their cannabis delivered, and nurse practitioners may now certify patients for access to the drug. The state may also double the number of companies allowed to operate dispensaries, from five to 10.
Walking in from 14th Street, the first thing you see is the Columbia Care logo of nested Cs.
One thing you notice about the design of the space, from the reception on in, is that there are very few hard right angles. Everything has a nice flow.
Walking in, Columbia Care doesn't feel clinical. There are plants, wood, and soft lighting throughout.
Bruce Teitelbaum, whose retail group RPG designed the space, walked us through.
He noted that there's a very specific use of angles. "It's physically bringing you into the space," he says.
The design style is mid-century modern mixed in with contemporary touches, like the blue couch. Since many of the patients coming in may have some sort of mobility-limiting disease, it's important to offer an array of seating.
And the succulents are, in a word, awesome.
The design team went through 11 changes in light before landing on a warm orange.
The mixture of stone and wood puts the client at ease.
The product at Columbia Care comes from growing facilities across the country, including the Chino Valley, Arizona, location below.
Insurance does not cover these products, but we offer financial subsidies to patients who need assistance to access the products," he says. "Our goal is to ensure 100% of qualifying patients can afford our products and will collaborate with the State to reach this goal.
Under New York state law, only patients with severe "debilitating or life threatening" diseases, including cancer, HIV, and Parkinson's, are eligible for treatment.