Etain Opens Its First Co-located Adult-use and Medical Dispensary in White Plains

On March 1, Etain hosted a historic grand opening celebration for its first co-located adult-use/medical dispensary. As New York’s first women-founded medical cannabis brand Etain sells high-quality cannabis products from its premium Etain brand and other women-founded companies like House of Puff.    

The grand opening was an opportunity to introduce Etain’s gallery-inspired dispensary to the community and educate customers on the company’s approach to education and product curation.

Thomas Roach, the mayor of White Plains; Chris Alexander, the executive director of the Office of Cannabis Management; and representatives from the White Plains Business Improvement District and the White Plains Common Council joined Etain’s Founders and executives for the day-time ribbon-cutting ceremony. 

Over 200 guests attended the evening celebration including Etain patients and customers and members of the White Plains and New York cannabis community. The event also supported other local White Plains businesses, which included lunch catering and party sweets by Iron Tomato and bites and mocktails by Little Drunken Chef. 

“Westchester has been Etain’s home for many years, and the significance of unveiling the first co-located dispensary in this community holds a profound meaning,” said Hillary Peckham, Co-founder of Etain and VP of Marketing. “Since our founding in 2015, we have been ingrained in the cannabis community, consistently uplifting and empowering fellow women-led brands in the industry. We are ecstatic to introduce the Etain brand, featuring our exceptional cannabis products and fellow standout brands, to the White Plains community.” 

“Etain’s commitment to New York and the creation of an inclusive, safe, and thriving market has never wavered. White Plains was selected as the first Adult-Use and Medical Dispensary for the Etain brand, and we are excited to unveil a new, remodeled store layout to elevate the cannabis retail experience and embrace the unique needs of Etain’s adult-use customers and medical patients alike,” said Mike Totzke, COO and interim CEO of RIV Capital. 

The White Plains dispensary’s open floor plan welcomes visitors blending integrative wellness offerings, personal consultations, and premium products to create an inviting space for medical patients and adult-use consumers. The gallery-inspired space features a curated menu of Etain’s branded adult-use and medical cannabis products, as well as a selection of cannabis brands showcasing women-founded and locally rooted New York brands. 

Honoring Etain’s female-founded roots, the centerpiece of the space is a bespoke mural by renowned street artist Claw Money. Inspired by her Etain Limited Edition Motif Vape Battery design and custom Balance Blend Pod, debuting exclusively at the dispensary’s opening, the vibrant mural features Claw Money’s distinctive claw insignia amidst sharp graphic lines, complemented by locally sourced plants and flowers. 

Adjacent to the mural stands another notable feature – an innovative display featuring House of Puff. Customers are immersed in the captivating world of House of Puff, where they can explore their artist-inspired luxe accessories and a new Spritz cannabis product. This space will serve as a focal point to update with additional brands and showcase products and artists from New York. 

For medical cannabis patients, a Very Important Patient (VIP) experience awaits, complete with priority access, a dedicated check-out line, and exclusive access to Etain’s on-site pharmacist – ensuring continued access to premium medical cannabis products and maintaining the essence of a concierge medical experience. Etain’s commitment to providing a unique and enriching environment sets the stage for a new era in cannabis retail. 

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