New York City is now home to four legal recreational cannabis Astoria Dispensary . The latest, Good Grades in Queens, opened this week, marking several milestones. It’s the first dispensary to open in Queens, and it’s also the first woman-owned one supported by the state’s social equity investment fund. The shop got a boost of publicity when Queens Borough President Donovan Richards made its first purchase: gummies.

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The store’s opening is a major step forward for racial and women equity in the weed industry. The state’s Office of Cannabis Management has been granting licenses to dispensaries to applicants that prioritize people who were impacted by prohibition. That’s in addition to the broader goals of equity in the cannabis industry, including addressing racial and gender disparities in marijuana arrests.

In Queens, Black and Latino residents accounted for 71% and 80% of all marijuana-related arrests in Flushing and Forest Hills respectively, even though those communities represent only 20% of the borough’s population. James hopes her dispensary will help reframe public perceptions about weed and reinvest in her local community. She says she’s already giving back to the neighborhood by hosting giveaways and partnering with nonprofit groups to hold community drives.

To find a regulated, licensed-by-the-state dispensary, look for a blue and white sticker with a QR code near the front door. You can also check OCM’s list of regulated dispensaries and delivery services. The list will be updated as more stores and services become available.