Etain is proud to announce the opening of our Syracuse dispensary located at 2140 Erie Boulevard East on Wednesday, February 3rd. We are indebted to the city of Syracuse for their long-standing and continued support of our operations in the city, and we would like to thank our local contractors, Montreal Construction, for their hard work and expedience in completing the build-out. All of our current products from Dolce (high-CBD), Balance (equal CBD/THC), and Forte (high-THC) will be available in the dispensary starting Wednesday and into the future.
The dispensary will be open to patients in Syracuse on Wednesday February 3rd from 10:00am to 6:00pm and Saturday February 6th from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
Going forward we will be adjusting the hours at all of our locations as the program settles and patient traffic increases, so please check back on the website and Facebook regularly.
Patients can call our office for additional information or to schedule a visit: (914) 437 7898.
Amy, Hillary and Keeley Peckham
PO Box 494
Katonah, NY 10536
Etain LLC (Etain) is proud to announce that we will be opening our doors to qualified patients this Thursday, January 7. Our licensed pharmacists will be available for consultation in both our Kingston and Albany dispensaries.
Kingston hours going forward will be:
Thursdays: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturdays: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Albany hours going forward will be:
Fridays: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturdays: 10:00am – 4:00pm
We are incredibly excited to begin delivering the compassionate care we originally promised to the patients of New York State from three product brands: Forte (high-THC), Balance (equal THC : CBD), and Dolce (high-CBD), per their doctors’ recommendations. All of these brands are available in multiple delivery mechanisms to meet patients’ needs.
We thank Governor Cuomo and the Department of Health for their tireless efforts to ensure this program is as safe and reliable as possible for patients in New York.
Patients should call our office for additional information or to schedule a visit: (914) 437 7898.
Amy, Hillary and Keeley Peckham
PO Box 494
Katonah, NY 10536
As 2016 commences and the medical marijuana program nears open doors Etain is proud to announce the roll-out of our first three brands of product. Each brand is produced from our carefully manicured plants which are extracted into oil and then recombined to match a specific set of desired effects.
Balance is an equal CBD-THC formulation designed to elicit a moderate euphoric sensation and feelings of well-being.
Dolce is a high-CBD formulation designed for patients who want the pain-relieving effects of medical marijuana with a slight euphoric sensation.
Forte is a high-THC formulation which produces a strong euphoric sensation accompanied by increased feelings of awareness and appetite.
We are ecstatic to begin offering these product brands in our dispensaries for our impending launch, and we hope they serve to increase the quality of life for New York State’s patients.We will be releasing more information about each of the forms and devices our brands will come in next week, as well as more details about our dispensing locations and when patients can expect to be able to purchase and use Etain medical marijuana products. Stay tuned!
On October 5th Etain opened its doors to the public and press to present the final stages of our production facility in Chestertown, NY. Many people were in attendance including our neighbors from the Adirondack region and news crews from stations like PBS and CBS. October 5th marked the final time any non-Etain employee would be given access to the facility as the security system and fencing were being put in and were nearly finalized.
Etain’s production facility sits on top of a hill off Route 9 in Chestertown, a perfect viewing platform for the rugged beauty of the Adirondack Park region. The weather was a crisp reminder of fall, but as the day went on it warmed up and people seemed happy to stand around the former horse barn that has been transformed into Etain’s state-of-the-art facility. The atmosphere of the open house was welcoming and informative, and the event was meant to provide those in attendance with a window onto the high standards that Etain holds for its operations in the region.
Hillary led multiple tours for members of the press, and showed off the full breadth of Etain’s high-tech manufacturing operations. Once the press finished with their walkthroughs Amy showed the facility to Etain’s neighbors from the Adirondacks, and she spoke at length about what the facility meant for the inhabitants of Chestertown. Although there were no plants currently in the facility, members of the press and public were able to see the rooms where Etain employees would be cloning, growing, curing, and extracting medical marijuana to produce Etain’s top-quality product formulations. Food for lunch was provided by the Alp Horn Motel (a local bed and breakfast), and after a long morning of walking and answering questions it was a welcome meal.
NCIA (the National Cannabis Industry Association) hosted the National Cannabis Summit from September 21st to the 22nd of this year. The conference brought together cannabis professionals from across the world to share in the common purpose of working through some of the industry’s biggest problems. Hillary and Amy attended the summit as representatives of Etain, seeking information from fellow entrepreneurs but also bringing the unique perspective of the New York Market.
Hillary spoke alongside Colette Bellefleur (a chief executive from Bloomfield Industries, one of the fellow licensees) as part of the summit’s introductory fireside chat. Among the topics Hillary and Colette spoke about were the technical details of New York’s highly regulated program and the stresses involved in the application process. The final question they were asked focused on the future of women in the cannabis industry, highlighting the fact that Colette and Hillary were both women working in this nascent business. Hillary and Colette’s responses foregrounded the amazing diversity of people brought together by the medical marijuana industry, and the opportunities this diversity provides to women and people of all kinds to work in the future of the medical market.
The summit featured a keynote address by senator Kirsten Gillibrand later in the day after Hillary and Colette spoke. Senator Gillibrand spoke to the current state of the NYS medical marijuana program and the necessity to expand patient access in medical markets like New York’s. Senator Gillibrand has been a long-time supporter of medical marijuana in New York State, and is a firm ally to women working in business and politics around the country. She was a welcome presence at the summit, and her keynote was met with a rousing round of applause from the audience.
On July 31st, 2015, Etain, LLC became one of five Registered Organizations under the Compassionate Care Act – New York State’s Medical Marijuana Program. This was a huge victory for our team, for women-owned and family-owned businesses, and for New York State as a whole. We are honored to have been entrusted with the responsibility and opportunity that this registration represents to the people of New York.
Since winning the license, one of the most common questions that Etain has gotten is, “How did you do it?” Many people have been surprised to discover that our efforts were years in the making. Amy began researching medical marijuana in 2013, while her mother, Fran, was in hospice care suffering from the advanced stages of ALS. Earlier that year, a doctor had informed Amy and Fran that medical marijuana might alleviate some of Fran’s suffering. However, until Governor Cuomo’s initiative to enact the Compassionate Care Act, there was no legal avenue for patients to pursue this treatment option in New York.
Prompted by the doctor’s recommendation, Amy’s research revealed a genuine need for businesses providing access to medical marijuana in New York State. Amy presented her ideas to Hillary, who had recently completed business studies at Dartmouth, and Keeley, a New York Botanical Gardens-Certified Horticultural Therapist, and they agreed to pursue medical marijuana as a family business project. Through the collaborative efforts of Amy, Hillary, and Keeley Etain, LLC was formed.
The next two years were spent on market research, identifying and engaging with top industry talent, public outreach, financing, and much more. Experience and good fortune were invaluable throughout these preparations, but more important was Amy, Hillary and Keeley’s unwavering determination to form a company that would become a national leader in the medical marijuana industry. Etain has received immeasurable support from New York’s residents and leaders in the industry for which we are immensely grateful. Receiving one of New York State’s five registrations validated many years of hard work, and reinforced our mission to provide compassionate care for the patients of New York State.