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New York issues first marijuana dispensary licenses

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The licenses approved by the state's Cannabis Control Board were the first of 175 the state plans to issue, with many in the first round reserved for applicants with past convictions for marijuana offenses. Eight nonprofit groups were among the 36 licensees granted Monday. Some of the dispensaries, selected from a pool of more than 900 applicants, are expected to open by the end of the year.