They’re one toke over … the state line.
Legal pot peddlers just a stone’s throw from the Empire State are cashing in on New Yorkers who can’t wait for Gov. Cuomo and the state Legislature to get their act together.
While Albany lawmakers took a pass on legalizing pot in the just-passed state budget, New Yorkers from the Big Apple to Buffalo have been getting wicked-good deals on government-approved pot in Massachusetts — and then smuggling their contraband home.
“The other day we had a group of elderly women dressed all fancy, coming up from Manhattan,” said Brandon Pollock, CEO of the Theory Wellness store in Great Barrington, the closest dispensary to New York City.
“I’d say we get dozens, if not hundreds, a day from the greater New York City area,’’ he said. “We get people coming up in Zipcars, people car-pooling, people who say they hardly ever drive at all — but will drive to purchase cannabis.”
Sales records provided by Theory to The Post show that about 15,000 New Yorkers have made purchases there since it opened Jan. 11.
Pollock acknowledged that proximity to the Big Apple, a 2 ¹/₂-hour drive, was a factor in locating his business — and that about half his customers are from New York, including the Big Apple.
Under Massachusetts law, Empire State stoners age 21 and up can buy legal weed, extracts and edibles at the dispensaries — even though pot’s still illegal in New York.
During a visit last week, The Post found New York license plates on about two-thirds of the vehicles in the store’s parking lot.
Customer Reinaldo Santana, 35, a stock trader from Washington Heights, was making his second trip to the store, which sells buds and other products made from weed that the company grows in a facility south of Boston.
“In the city, you never know exactly what you’re getting. There might be chemicals or other additives, and that affects the quality,” Santana said.
“The pot here is double the price, but it’s a much better quality.“
He walked off with 7 grams of “Lavender”-strain buds for $95 after being told by “budtender” Devyn McAllister that his first choice, “Black Raspberry,” was only available in vape cartridges.
“This is a lot nicer than what I’m used to — having my dealer come over with a plastic bag,” Santana added.
Another man, Dave, 66, said he has a prescription for medical marijuana to treat chronic pain but drove from northern Westchester County because New York law doesn’t allow him to purchase smokeables, which he prefers.
“You walk in, there’s a beautiful fragrance. You can smell the product, even in the entryway,” he said after purchasing 3 ¹/₂ grams of “Durban Poison.”
At another dispensary, Temescal Wellness, a 35-minute drive north of Theory, Albany residents DJ Gitto, 22, and Becka Foster, 21, said they patronized the store every other week and left with a “Sour Punch” vape cartridge and a “Strawberry Crunch” candy bar.
“We plan on keeping it in the package crossing the border because if you got pulled over and ate half of the bar and the freakin’ receipt is from 20 minutes ago, that’s a DUI right there,” Foster said.
Massachusetts charges 17 percent tax on pot sales and lets localities tack on another 3 percent. The state’s Department of Revenue has said it expects to collect as much as $172 million during the fiscal year that begins in July — meaning it’s projecting the industry could ring up more than $1 billion in sales.
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