(Drew Angerer/Getty Images) NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Thursday, April 20, 2017, 2:04 PM ALBANY It will be a day late for Weed Day, but home delivery of medical marijuana arrives in the city on Friday. Vireo Health, one of the five licensed pot growers in New York, announced Thursday that it will launch home delivery service to certified patients in in Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau and parts of Suffolk County on Friday. The company is the first of the growers to launch a home delivery service and it plans to gradually expand its delivery zone into Westchester, the Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island. “We’re excited to make history tomorrow with New York City and Long Island’s first-ever state-approved medical marijuana deliveries,” said Vireo CEO Ari Hoffnung in statement. History of 420: how it started and exploded “New York’s medical marijuana program now includes a wide array of patients and our home delivery program is designed to not only Marijuana Stocks serve those patients who are home-bound or have trouble visiting a dispensary but also those who will appreciate its convenience,” Hoffnung continued. Certified marijuana patients or family members of patients can sign up for home delivery program updates by visiting vireohealthny.com. New York launched its medical pot program in January of 2016 but it has struggled to attract both patients and medical practitioners willing to proscribe the drug. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Thursdays announcement came on what is often referred to as Weed Day because the date April 20 or 4/20 corresponds with a numerical sequence commonly associated with pot smoking. In January, Vireo, which operates dispensaries in Queens and White Plains, became the first pot grower in the state to win approval for a home delivery service as part of the Health Department’s efforts to improve access to the drug.
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