Christina Leja, Teddy Scott and Norah Scott of Pharmacannis. Image: Lawrence Collins via CNBC.com
 
If there was any doubt about the national momentum on legalized marijuana use in America, consider this. There will be a medicinal marijuana dispensary right off New York City's Union Square come January 2016.
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The dispensary on 14th Street between Second and Third Avenues will be run by Columbia Care, a New York City-based company that was awarded one of the state's five licenses to open a medicinal marijuana shop. The selections were made in July, and companies are moving forward on grand openings.
 
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