New York medical pot sellers say full legalization might burn them




The gleaming new apothecary across from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center doesn’t offer kale smoothies or kombucha. What it does offer is pot.

Citiva, which opened on Dec. 30, is the borough’s first medical marijuana dispensary. It belongs to a new generation of legal pot sellers striving for the feel of a shiny boutique rather than doctor’s-office shabby. Citiva’s pharmacists wear brown vests instead of white coats and offer marijuana for medical use with names like Good Morning Sunshine. The store also sells items such as lotions and salves, all packaged in colorful metal tins. Passersby could be forgiven for thinking it’s a spa or salon.

“People wanted to feel comfortable — welcome,” said Hadley Ford, chief executive officer of IAnthus, the cannabis investing firm that owns Citiva. “They wanted to

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