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New York, America’s Finance Capital Legalized Cannabis. Would a Public Bank Help the Industry?

Public bank legislation, which one sponsor said could have provided a clearer path to banking for New York’s cannabis industry, failed to gain traction.

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New York Regulators Prepare for Cannabis Public Education Push

While cannabis will soon be sold in New York shops to consumers who are over the age of 21 years old, regulators want to educate adults about responsible use and curb underage use.

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New York Majority Leader Continues Push for Equity in State Cannabis Industry

Crystal Peoples-Stokes led a panel aimed at her Buffalo constituents, and took questions from residents hoping to join the state’s forthcoming adult use industry.

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New York Majority Leader Urges Aspiring Small Cannabis Business Owners To Prepare “Now”

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren and Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes, of Buffalo, spoke about the future of equitable, local cannabis in their cities, two of the states’ most populous.

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New York Accountants Prepare for Cannabis Boom

Beyond complex tax considerations, accountants are fielding questions on everything from workplace policies to licensing limits.

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Leading New York City Hospitality Group Eyes Cannabis

During a NYC Hospitality Alliance webinar this week, conversation focused on ownership and investment limits, on-site consumption spaces, and community relationships.

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New York State Bar Association Hosts Cannabis Conversation

Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes, who co-sponsored the adult use legislation, said she’s “met most every wealthy, influential person” interested in New York's cannabis industry, but equity comes first.

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New York Just Legalized Cannabis. Who Lobbied on the Issue This Year?

A wide range of entities, including those that represent unions, police organizations, agriculture, and business, lobbied on cannabis in New York.

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New York Gov. Cuomo Signs Cannabis Legalization Bill

New York has become the 16th state to legalize adult use cannabis. Lawmakers took one of the most equitable approaches to legalization yet.

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New York Lawmakers Release Cannabis Legalization Deal, Vote Planned In Coming Days

Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes and Senator Liz Krueger announced Saturday that “a three-way agreement has been reached” on their Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act.

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No Deal Yet on New York’s Cannabis Legalization Negotiations

Despite media reports on Wednesday that a legalization deal was done, two key lawmakers told Cannabis Wire that it wasn’t quite over the finish line.

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Cuomo Reiterates Legal Cannabis Deal Is “Close,” Acknowledges Opponents

A deal between lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo on a bill to legalize cannabis for adult use is expected to be unveiled any day now.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo: “We’re Very Close on Marijuana.”

After three years of trying and failing to come to an agreement on the best path forward for legal adult use cannabis, lawmakers and the governor appear closer than ever to a deal.

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Amid Cuomo’s Controversies, New York’s Cannabis Legalization Push Persists

During a Women in Cannabis Lobby Day event on Monday, key lawmakers and advocates pushed for the passage of the lawmakers’ Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act, “despite the chaos in Albany.”

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New York’s Proponents, Opponents of Cannabis Legalization Make Their Case

During two events Wednesday, cannabis reform advocates focused on the case for legalization and on issues with the governor’s plan, while an anti-legalization group warned of potential harms of any legalization proposal.

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New York Lawmakers Hear Supporters, Opponents of Legal Cannabis

Groups in favor of adult use legalization suggested amendments to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget proposal and to lawmakers’ bill, which is preferred by reform advocates.