He’s a big fan of cannabis; he hopes to turn Armory Square building into Syracuse’s first pot dispensary – syracuse.com
Syracuse, N.Y. — New York does not yet allow people to sell marijuana in the state, but local businessman and self-described cannabis fan Mike Flynn is already making plans to open a dispensary in Syracuse’s Armory Square.
Flynn bought 219 Walton St., the former home of an Urban Outfitters store, for $2 million on July 29 and said he plans to apply for a license to operate a marijuana dispensary as soon as the state begins accepting applications.
He is taking a gamble. The state has not yet set up the rules and regulations under which marijuana dispensaries will operate. However, he said he expects the state to have those things in place by early next year.
“I’m hoping to be the first, the biggest and the best,” he said. “We’re going to have the biggest workforce, the most square footage and the most product.”
He’s even got a name for the store: Flynnstoned Cannabis Co.
If the state objects to the name out of concern it might promote excessive smoking of the weed, he said, he’ll