When her grandmother was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and prescribed a range of side-effects-causing medications, Hilary Beckham and her family began researching medical marijuana for its homeopathic properties. During their research, residents of Westchester County were struck by the idea of a family-owned business.
A few years later, Beckham, along with her mother and sister, founded Etain, one of the first five companies to receive a license to operate under New York’s medical marijuana program launched in 2015. Now, with the state slowly rolling out adult services . -Using marijuana guidelines, the company hopes to make a splash in the newly emerging recreational market before it’s too late.