Etain is a family-run, women-owned business committed to manufacturing clean, safe, and consistent medical marijuana products for the patients of New York State. Etain, LLC is a registered organization providing medical marijuana products under the New York Compassionate Care Act enacted July, 2014 by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.
Etain is an Albany Medical Marijuana Dispensary
Etain strives to improve the overall quality of life of qualifying patients in Albany, New York by offering safe and knowledgeable access to the highest quality medical marijuana products in the industry. Dedicated to advocacy, increased research and patients’ wellness, Etain is a medical marijuana dispensary that provides Albany patients with safe and palliative medicine, helping them overcome debilitating diseases and symptoms and enjoy a higher quality of life.
Etain was founded by family in honor of their grandmother, diagnosed with ALS in 2009 and full of music and a strong love of life. Her daughter and like-minded compassionate leaders shared a common cause of improving patients’ lives with similar debilitating conditions. Originating from backgrounds ranging from paralegal to corporate management to horticultural their own experience as medical marijuana dispensary patients, the founders found themselves in an idea place and time when New York passed their compassionate care laws. As a result, Etain was created to cultivate, manufacture and dispense pharmaceutical-grade medical cannabis in a safe and compassionate patient environment.
Assembling a dispensary team of pharmacists, physicians, and experience medical marijuana industry professionals, Etain offers patients a professional and understanding portal to access medical marijuana for their needs. Their knowledgeable staff takes the time to help each patients understand how different cannabis strains, consumptions methods, and dosages are applicable to their conditions, as well as address any questions or concerns. Etain’s Albany dispensary staffs a pharmacist on site to help particular patient requests regarding Etain’s medical cannabis products. Their interior designs, clean facilities and accessible locations offer patients a welcoming experience, making them feel safe and comfortable at each step of the dispensary process.
As a vertically-integrated organization, Etain takes every step to offer the highest quality medical cannabis products in their medical marijuana dispensaries. Using state of the art manufacturing techniques, from CO2 extraction processes to collaborating on product creation with Bhang, Etain strives to be at the forefront of cannabis medicines available in New York. They boast three product lines: Dolce, Forte, and Balance, all of which offering various balances of THC:CBD ratios in tincture, capsules, vaporizers and oil spray forms.
Etain is proud to accept both walk-in patients and scheduled appointments, depending on Albany patient’s preferment. Patients are welcome to call ahead with any questions, and their Albany location provides ample parking with handicap accessibility.
Etain operates four dispensary locations throughout New York State, with their Albany facility located on the 32 highway near Arbor Hill. Their Albany dispensary proudly serves patients throughout the Albany, Arbor Hill, West Hill, North End, Rensselaer, Defreestville, Menands, Pine Hills, Hampton Manor, Glenmont, Delmar, Slingerlands, Mckownville, Colonie, Loudonville, Newtonville, Troy, Wynantskill, Latham, Green Island, Sycaway, Eagle Mills and West Sand Lake areas.
Albany serves as the capital city of New York, lying along the Hudson River and host to a number of cultural and historical landmarks. The Riverfront Preserve offers riverside views and walking paths on Lower Patroon Island, only a short drive from Huck Finn's Playland amusement park. The historic Palace Theatre hosts the Albany Symphony Orchestra, while the Egg sponsors performances by touring theatre groups, performers, and comedian acts. The Times Union Center hosts thousands of visitors for various basketball and hockey games, and the nearby New York State Museum showcases the state’s history through various artifacts and exhibits. From Washington Park to the Normanside Country Club and Capital Hills at Albany, Etain proudly serves any qualifying New York patient in need.
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Had the first appointment of the day on a Wednesday. The woman at the counter did not look happy to see me at all. Did not get much better from there. Sat around for 10 minutes, even though I was the only person there. The woman who did my consultation was knowledgeable and was able to answer my questions, at least. About the only good thing to come of my visit.
They only offer a discount to people with Medicaid, so unless you have a bit of an expendable income, you're not even going to be able to get any medicine. My needs require around $1000 of medicine a month. So, I'm barred from the program, after struggling to get enrolled in the first place.
Makes it even more frustrating that the only way to become a registered operator in NY is to have at least $2 million in assets. And "for profit" is written into the law. So these companies already have millions at their disposal, yet when it comes to helping patients, it's the almighty dollar that reigns supreme. Not one's conscious.
Hopefully things change and this program becomes more accessible. Right now it seems like a program run for the well off, by the well off.
Very good dispensary. Be sure to have all necessary items (MM ID, doctor's certification, other photo ID). They take cash and debit cards (though the latter incurs a fee). The layout is a bit odd - lots of empty space. Very friendly and helpful, and the product worked well (I use the pills and the oral spray). Open 3 days a week (Wed-Fri).
Bring your paperwork with you from your doctor's office. The pills work good. The Vaporizer not as good or maybe I'm not doing it right. The staff was friendly and very helpful. The hours are Wednesday- Friday. Walk-ins are welcome.