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Where to Buy Legal Cannabis on the Upper East Side


While it may feel like there’s a place to buy cannabis on every corner and block of the Upper East Side, there are currently only four state-licensed dispensaries in the neighborhood. Each partially owned by a justice-involved individual, the legal shops stand ready to help you find what you’re looking for, both first-timers and connoisseurs are welcome. From vibrant art gallery vibes to yoga studio-like relaxation, the Upper East Side has legal cannabis dispensaries for every type of customer. 

Lenox Hill Cannabis Co. 

334 East 73rd Street between First and Second Avenues


Dedicated to educating the community, reducing stigma and helping those affected by past marijuana convictions, Lenox Hill Cannabis Co. offers Upper East Siders a safe place to shop legal, lab-tested cannabis products. 

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Lenox Hill Cannabis Co. is located at Located at 334 East 73rd Street between First and Second Avenues | Upper East Site

Knowledgable budtenders decked out in white lab coats help every customer, from the aficionado to the curious, find the product best for them. Disposable vapes and cartridges, edibles, raw flavor and novelty items like cannabis-infused cooking oil are available for purchase in the dog-friendly dispensary. 

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Budtenders at Lenox Hill Cannabis Co. wear distinctive white lab coats | Upper East Site

Open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, with business starting on Sundays at noon, Lenox Hill Cannabis Co. customers can order online for express pickup, and for delivery between East 42nd and 110th Streets. 

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Bliss + Lex

128 East 86th Street, just off Lexington Avenue

Evoking calm and serenity into the busy retail corridor on East 86th Street, Bliss + Lex — the first Black woman-owned licensed dispensary on the Upper East Side — aims to welcome all kinds of cannabis users into a legal, safe and relaxing space. 

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Bliss + Lex is located at 128 East 86th Street just west of Lexington Avenue and steps from the busy subway station | Upper East Site

Offering many modes of consumption, from the typical flower and vapes to out-of-the-box products like beverages, topical creams and pills, the husband-and-wife team behind the business wants all ages to feel supported in their cannabis journeys, as long as they’re over 21. 

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Bliss + Lex features a small seating area toward the back of the store, creating an oasis from the quick pace and often frantic energy of East 86th Street | Upper East Site

Opening every day at 11:00 am, Bliss + Lex closes Monday through Thursday at 8:00 pm, Friday and Saturday at 9:00 pm, and Sundays at 7:00 pm. Online ordering for pickup is available here

The Herbal Care

1412 Lexington Avenue between East 92nd and 93rd Streets


With a hip-hop art gallery and luxury shopping experience, The Herbal Care in Carnegie Hill — the neighborhood’s first-opened legal cannabis dispensary — invites customers to enjoy its space as well as its products. 

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The Herbal Care is located at 1412 Lexington Avenue, between East 92nd and 93rd Streets | Upper East Site

Offering over 500 items — from flower and pre-rolled joints to edibles and tinctures to topicals and CBD — every item is carefully curated to ensure quality, purity and potency. Expert budtenders aid customers in their search for the merchandise that suits their needs, while those who know what they want can order from one of 10 self-service stations for an easy, in-and-out transaction. 

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The Herbal Care is open daily from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm | Upper East Site

Open daily from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, online ordering for in-store pickup is available from 11:00 am to 9:00 am, as well as delivery in Manhattan between 30th and 110th Streets for a $2 fee. 

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Liberty Buds

1115 First Avenue between East 61st and 62nd Streets

Inspired by the excitement they found in the toy stores of their youth, the duo behind Liberty Buds wants to bring the same wonder to the cannabis-buying process — while not appearlign to children — with its experienced budtenders, a warm and welcoming atmosphere and playful nostalgia. 

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Liberty Buds is located at 1115 First Avenue between East 61st and 62nd Streets | Upper East Site

Boasting all manner of products and methods of consumption, Liberty Buds keeps its customers safe with a top-notch security system of cameras and guards patrolling the expansive 2,250-square-foot space. 

Open for business every day at 11:00 am, the Lenox Hill dispensary closes at 9:00 pm Monday through Wednesday, at 10:00 pm Thursday through Saturday, and at 8:00 pm on Sundays. The shop’s website is currently under construction and online ordering a delivery services are expected to be available soon. 

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