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Columbia Care, cannabis firm with operations in Riverhead, being acquired in $2 billion deal

Cannabis giant Cresco Labs has announced it will acquire Columbia Care, the company that operates a medical marijuana dispensary and cultivation facility in Riverhead, in a $2 billion deal. 

Columbia Care now offering whole flower at its medical marijuana dispensaries, including the one in Riverhead

Columbia Care, which since January 2016 has operated a medical marijuana dispensary in Riverhead, has begun selling whole flower at its four medical marijuana dispensaries in New York, including the one on East Main Street in Riverhead.

Large marijuana grower makes $42.5 million investment in Riverhead farm

Columbia Care, one of the country's largest marijuana growers and operators of medical marijuana dispensaries, has purchased a 34-acre farm and greenhouse facility in Riverhead for $42.5 million.

New medical marijuana pills, first of their kind, to be sold at Riverhead dispensary

Columbia Care is launching a new controlled-dose, solid-filled medical marijuana pill that will be the first of its kind in the nation.

Medical marijuana dispensary in Riverhead is open for business

Medical marijuana's recent legalization is personal for Columbia Care's CEO, who helped his mother overcome her debilitating arthritis pain with a topical balm.

Medical marijuana dispensary set to open by month’s end in Riverhead

Suffolk County's only medical marijuana dispensary is aiming for an opening date of January 17 at an East Main Street medical office building.

Alternative to Route 58 medical marijuana dispensary site draws neighborhood opposition

Residents of the Millbrook Gables community, across the road from a new proposed location for a medical marijuana dispensary in Riverhead, are objecting to the site.

Medical marijuana supporters plead with town board not to block dispensary from opening on Route 58

The dozens of protesters who turned out at Town Hall last night all came with the same message: any longer of a wait would be too long for the patients in need of a life-saving, life-changing medication.

Would medical marijuana dispensary increase drug use by Riverhead youth? Local prevention group says yes

A medical marijuana dispensary in Riverhead would send the wrong message to the town's youth, according to the director of Riverhead CAP, a drug and alcohol prevention group that is deeply involved in the Riverhead Central School District.

Medical marijuana company offers to explore alternative sites in Riverhead

Facing Riverhead officials' insistence that the former Blockbuster Video site on Route 58 is inappropriate for a medical marijuana dispensary, Columbia Care officials agreed to explore alternatives.