Binghamton Approves the Region’s First Legal Marijuana Dispensary!

The final regulatory hurdle has been passed, and on Friday, Just Breathe will open as the first dispensary to sell legal marijuana in Upstate New York.

A conditional license for a recreational marijuana retail store at 75 Court Street was approved by the Binghamton Planning Commission unanimously.

In July of 2021, Just Breathe opened for business, offering customers cannabidiol (CBD) products made from hemp.

On Point Cannabis, which is owned by local businessman Damien Cornwell and the Broome County Urban League, operates a marijuana dispensary for adults 21 and up, and will continue to sell CBD oil as well.

New York Governor Kathy Hochul and Mayor Jared Kraham of Binghamton both issued press releases praising the event.

Binghamton approves first legal marijuana dispensary in Upstate

As Kraham puts it, “The City has positioned itself to capitalize on the opportunity to attract good careers and new community investments, while growing the industry in a responsible manner that benefits all residents.”

According to Hochul, “New York remains committed to supporting independent business dispensary owners, New York farmers who poured their heart into their harvest, and every adult who wants to enjoy legally purchased cannabis in and from the Empire State.”

Soft opening for Just Breathe is set for this Friday at 3 pm.

Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 10 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays from noon to 8.

This Friday, customers will be able to browse the inventory at and place advance orders.

Cornwell has predicted that shipment will start on February 17th.


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