new york – SecondIt will be held in the city on Tuesday.
But this will be the first one to go to who had previously marijuana belief.
The store will open on Bleecker Street, and in this case, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
“I am overwhelmed,” said Roland Conner.
Connor gets this chance because he served time on a marijuana charge and is overwhelmed.
“Whenever someone is locked up, even if they’re in prison, those stigmas stay with them,” Connor said.
“I think everyone deserves a chance. You should be able to take your time and go home and get a job. They shouldn’t be against you for that,” Connor said. It’s one of the biggest things you have to do.”
In this case, the fix will start at 10:00 am on Tuesday. And patrons better come prepared..
Meanwhile, Connor is only the first in a long line of people who can open the pharmacy.
“This is the first and not the last, so there will be 149 more people celebrating,” said former city mayor Bill Thompson.
City Councilman Christopher Marte said it was personal to him.
“When I was a kid, my parents told me to run away from drug dealers. When it’s your brother, it’s your cousin who went to jail and the one who was shot is one of your friends.
Connor said that being surrounded by his family and his wife and son who work with him has made him stronger.
Patricia Conner said, “Your past is not your future, you are not who you used to be.I am so proud of him.
https://www.cbsnews.com/newyork/news/first-dispensary-operated-by-someone-with-previous-marijuana-conviction-to-open-tuesday-in-manhattan/ First pharmacy run by man with marijuana record opens Tuesday in Manhattan