Should federal courts consider cannabis possession when calculating someone’s criminal history? This and other questions are up for debate.
Some of the next shops will be located in the Adirondack region, Long Island, and the Capital District.
A bill advanced on Tuesday would tax and regulate cannabis, if legal. Another simple legalization bill will get a hearing this week.
The pop-up approach is an effort to “provide licensees the opportunity to open on a short-term basis to fast-track sales,” according to Gov. Kathy Hochul’s announcement.
From New York City to Albany, a cannabis priority has emerged for 2023: enforcement against unlicensed shops.
Brooklyn Resident Files Complaint Against Housing Works Cannabis Co. for Alleged Disability Violations
This is the first complaint against a licensed adult use shop in the state. Meanwhile, a lawsuit challenging the license application process has held up the rollout in several regions.
Lawmakers held the first hearing on a bill that has a solid shot at passage. New York’s approach to cannabis equity came up during the hearing, which often focused on local control and youth use.
All of the state’s neighbors – New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island – have launched their own adult use industries.
Roughly $100 million would be headed to various state agencies as they grapple with unregulated cannabis.
Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin voters have improved the prospects for legalization in their states.
The report comes days after Housing Works Cannabis Co. made New York’s first legal adult use cannabis sale.
Housing Works Cannabis Co. completed New York’s first legal adult use cannabis transaction on Thursday. Dozens of other licensed retailers are expected to join in the coming weeks.
Will a new verification tool—a QR code posted in the window of legal shops—be enough to pull consumers away from the unregulated market?
Community Board 2 considered plans from Housing Works and The Doe Fund, nonprofits that plan to open shops steps from New York University and Cooper Union by the end of December.
In neighboring Rhode Island, adult use sales began in early December, and New York’s first adult use sales are expected by the end of 2022, too.
Regulators have for months said the first sales would happen by the end of 2022. Now it’s clear it will happen by bicycles, scooters or cars.