Minnesota medical marijuana producer expanding to New York

Minnesota Medical Solutions, one of two Minnesota medical marijuana producers, is expanding to the state of New York.

The company started sales earlier this month in Minnesota, and was one of five successful bidders to provide similar products in New York.

The New York branch, Empire State Health Solutions, will be run by the same Minnesota physician, Dr. Kyle Kingsley.

Kingsley said Empire State Health Solutions will be developing a growing and manufacturing operation in Perth, in central New York state.

"We were awarded a medical cannabis production license in New York, very similar to Minnesota law. So we're excited about that," Kingsley said. "The New York team is going to hit the ground running based on our experiences here, and we're pretty excited."

The firm was one of 43 vying to win a medical marijuana franchise in New York and will have dispensaries there in Broome County, Albany, Westchester...

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