Despite State Injunction, Terp Bros Opens Legal Pot Shop in Queens

October 19, 2023 · CelebStoner

The second legal adult-use cannabis store in Queens, NY opens today. Terp Bros is located at 36-10 Ditmars Blvd. in the hip Astoria neighborhood.

Terp Bros at 36-10 Ditmars Blvd. in the Astoria section of Queens, NY (CelebStoner photo)

CelebStoner visited Terp Bros for their advanced VIP reception on October 16. Locals lined up to buy legal cannabis products throughout the day. A staff of 10 served the customers.

Terp Bros has been waiting to open since August when an injunction stopped all new stores from doing just that. But the judge decided to allow five stores to open during the injunction and Terp Bros was one of the them.

Terp Bros co-owner Jeremy Rivera works the counter (CelebStoner photo)

Co-owner Jeremy Rivera is happy to be selected. “I’m a hustler,” he says during a quick break in the sales action. “I’ve been doing this for years. I know what people want.”

Washington Heights activist Annette Fernandez was on hand to help. She and her company High Exposure NY is leading the store’s marketing campaign. ‘We’re making deals with restaurants,” she explains. “You get discounts when you show receipts from Terp Bros. It’s all about marketing.”

High Exposure NY’s Annette Fernandez is helping with Terp Bros rollout. (CelebStoner photo)

Despite competition from nearby illegal shops, Rivera thinks locals will support the legal alternative. “We have the best product line,” he boasts.

Unlike illegal shops that stock products from Califiornia and Colorado, everything on Terp Bros’ shelves, from flower to edibles, is homegrown by New York State farmers and tested for impurities and cannabinoid levels.

Purple Daddy from Zizzle (CelebStoner photo)

With today’s opening, there are now 20 legal stores in New York State and six delivery services. It’s unclear when the injuction will be lifted. (Full Story)

In category:Dispensaries
Next Post

Cannabis Companies Sue Towns Over Past HCA Fees - No Extra Cops, Trash Pickups, or Rehab Workers Needed When Dispensaries Open

The Massachusetts cannabis industry has been grappling with considerable uncertainty regarding the legal and enforceable nature of the "Community Impact Fees" in the wake of the enactment of "An Act Relative to Equity in the Cannabis Industry" in November 2022. This uncertainty…
Previous Post

What is Stacking and Why Are Cannabis Companies Suing Cities and Towns Over It?

A dispensary in St. Louis County initiated a lawsuit against Missouri, asserting that imposing multiple sales taxes on recreational marijuana sales by municipalities and counties is unconstitutional. In Kansas City, two counties, Jackson and Cass, have been stacking sales taxes. This action…
Random Post

Czech Republic Published New Draft Regulations for Cannabis Program

The Czech Republic (also referred to as Czechia) government recently published its draft regulations for cannabis cultivation and consumption on Jan. 10, but it isn’t the version that was expected. According to, the Czech Pirate Party (a liberal party that joined the…
Random Post

Same Old Banana in the Tailpipe for the SAFER Banking Act - Sen. Schumer Says He Needs Major Republican Support to Pass Bill

Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is actively working to secure Republican support for the long-awaited marijuana banking reform bill. Schumer has invested considerable political capital in advancing the SAFER Banking Act. The proposed legislation, if enacted, would prevent federal regulators from…
Random Post

Reforming Capitol Hill

As 2023 began, cannabis advocates on Capitol Hill and the industry at large were steeped in frustration and disappointment. In December, despite broad bipartisan support, Senate Republicans abruptly stripped the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Act from must-pass spending legislation, crushing the…
Random Post

These Were The Biggest Federal And Congressional Marijuana Policy Developments Of 2023

The year 2023 brought a mixed bag of federal developments in the marijuana space—marked by historic news such as the Biden administration’s rescheduling recommendation and pardon expansion, as well as setbacks on the congressional path to enacting cannabis banking reform.…