Dispensary of the Week: Emerald

Emerald 7/28/17

This was the first time I had entered Emerald dispensary which is owned by Infusion and here’s what I thought.

Location: It is located in a strip mall that is somewhat unlikely location and in a less than desirable area on Dunlap avenue.

New Patient Specials: New patient specials included 20% off your first order, a free gram, and edible.

Deals: They have a patient reward system and on certain days may offer double points. Veterans and seniors get 10% off, and industry agents get a %15 discount. 

Knowledgeable Staff: I learned something new. Gummies are digested sublingually meaning the THC is sprayed on in the sugar and you should start feeling it about 15 minutes after intake. I was pleasantly surprised by this since I always considered them the same as a brownie that had to be digested through the liver.

Ambiance: The inside was well laid out with an open floor plan. It was very clean and modern.

Price: Overall the prices seemed reasonable with the discount.

Selection: Since it is an Infusion dispensary, you are limited to their menu items. They cook all their own meds.

Quality of Product: Since they cook all of their own meds, I will say the edibles were consistent.

Displays: The display shelves weren’t overcrowded. Each budtender has their own station which is nice but if you want to see their selection of edibles or drinks, you have to walk through the store. Also the flower is kept in a glass case so you can’t freely view and smell it.

Safety: There was an unassuming security guard on staff.

PRO TIP: There are no forms to fill out.

Ex-Jets Player Sues Jeff Sessions to Legalize Marijuana

Photo of Marvin Washington Courtesy of Gage Skidmore

Former Jets defensive end Marvin Washington is now tackling Attorney General Jeff Sessions — suing the head of the Department of Justice to decriminalize marijuana.

Washington is one of five plaintiffs in a new Manhattan federal lawsuit against Sessions, the DOJ and the Drug Enforcement Agency.

The suit challenges the constitutionality of the 1970 Controlled Substance Act that classifies marijuana as a dangerous substance, in the same category as heroin or LSD.

“Classifying cannabis as a ‘Schedule I drug’ is so irrational that it violates the U.S. Constitution,” the suit says. Meth and cocaine are schedule II drugs and thus considered more benign than marijuana under the law.

“The record makes clear that the CSA doesn’t make any rational sense and the federal government knows it,” said attorney Michael Hiller, who represents Washington and the other plaintiffs, including 11-year-old Alexis Bortell, who needs medical marijuana treatment for epilepsy, and disabled military veteran Jose Belen, who uses the drug to control his post-traumatic stress disorder.

Washington is suing because the CSA prevents him from obtaining federal grants to open a business that would allow pro football players to use medical marijuana for pain management in lieu of more addictive opioids.

Washington was drafted by the Jets in 1989 and won the Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos in 1998.

A DOJ spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Sessions has said that he’s “not a fan of expanded use of marijuana.”

ARTICLE FROM THE NEW YORK POST