NEW YORK, Feb. 17, 2022 –
 Columbia Care Inc., one of the largest and
most experienced cultivators, manufacturers and providers of cannabis products
in the U.S., announced that its Brooklyn Heights location, located at 44 Court
Street, is the first of its four dispensaries in New York to complete the
transition to Cannabist, the company’s new retail experience.

“We are thrilled to bring the
industry-leading Cannabist experience to New York, especially on the heels of
the expanded patient access regulations announced by the Office of Cannabis
Management,” Columbia Care CEO Nicholas Vita said. “We are proud to be able to
offer the highest quality cannabis products, the best customer service, and an
approachable dispensary experience featuring innovative technology solutions.
New York is a transformational state for the cannabis industry, and we are well
prepared to serve both the growing medical community and potential adult-use market
as those conversations around the adult-use program implementation continue. We
are thankful to the OCM, local officials, and the borough of Brooklyn for their
continued support in this important market and look forward to furthering our
Cannabist footprint in New York and beyond in 2022.”

Cannabist Brooklyn features a
product assortment that includes 41 whole and ground flower options, edibles,
tinctures, topicals, vapes and a curated selection of hemp CBD products. The
dispensary will also carry the company’s own product brands, including Seed
& Strain, Classix and Triple Seven, pending regulatory approval.

As one of 10 existing registered organizations
in the state, Columbia Care intends to add an additional four medical
dispensaries in New York, for a total of eight dispensaries in the state, three
of which will be co-located with adult-use, pending regulatory approval. The company
has a cultivation facility in Rochester and had its first harvest in December
at its Riverhead greenhouse facility, one of the largest cultivation and
production sites on the east coast.

Columbia Care was also the
first operator to offer whole flower to the growing number of patients in New
York in October 2021.
The company also provides product through wholesale channels to other registered
organizations across the state, with its product available on more than 85% of
retail shelves.

The store will hold a ceremonial
ribbon-cutting celebration at the dispensary Feb. 17.

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