Here is the information the state released Monday on the first seven firms licensed to sell recreational marijuana on Long Island. "Justice involved" applicants are those who were convicted of a marijuana-related offense or are related to someone who was. Successful applicants must have owned a business that turned a profit for at least two years; those businesses may still be operating. The licensees didn’t respond to requests for comment or couldn’t immediately be reached.
- Brian Stark Enterprises LLC — Owned by Brian Stark, a justice involved applicant who owned and operated Aqua Wash Laundry Corp., a self-serve laundromat based in Brooklyn
- Albert D Capraro — Owned by Albert Capraro, a justice involved applicant who owned and operated Long Island Glass Replacement Inc., a retail storefront that sold glass doors, showers and windshields in Commack
- Strain Stars LLC — Owned by Kamaldeep Singh, Tushar Mallick, Jasmin Kaur, Darminder Sing and Gurmeet Sing. Kamaldeep Singh, a justice involved applicant, owned and operated Whitestone Mart Inc., a gas station in Whitestone, Queens, and has a hemp retail license.
- Root 13 LLC — Owned by Manjit Singh and Harpreet Singh, a justice involved applicant who owned and operated Just Accounting LLC, an accounting and payroll company based in Flushing, Queens
- Growth Industries NY LLC — Owned by GI New York LLC and Daniel Connolly, a justice involved applicant who owned and operated Hemp Clouds LLC, a retail smoke shop in Centereach
- Keep it 100 LLC — Owned by Marquis Hayes, Christina Johnson, James Kahn and Kim Stetz. Hayes, a justice involved applicant, owned and operated Brown Butter New York, a high-end catering and specialty foods company.
- Hydo Phonics — Owned by Bryan Whalen and John Alvarez, a justice involved applicant and licensed contractor who owned and operated J & G Construction Management, a home construction and remodeling business in Suffolk County