Don’t flood market with legal pot shops, NY cannabis industry warns

Groups representing the legal cannabis industry have told Governor Hochul’s cannabis regulator that a dramatic increase in the number of cannabis dispensaries could have “dire consequences” for current licensed operators. He warns. Damian Cornwell, president of the New York Cannabis Association, noted that state regulators have not yet eliminated the swarm of illegal cannabis operators. […]

New York’s ban on pot ads struck down as violation of free speech

New York’s struggling legal cannabis industry is once again in turmoil after a judge ruled to invalidate state rules banning cannabis advertising and marketing as a violation of commerce and free speech. Fellow Albany Judge Kevin Bryant last summer cited Drug Enforcement Administration rules that give convicted criminals priority licensing over disabled veterans and other […]

Youngkin keeps Virginia from going to pot

Credit Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R-VA) not just for vetoing a bill last week that would have created a retail marijuana market but also for issuing a comprehensive, fact-filled explanation of why the dope craze is dreadful. Youngkin’s summary sentences alone encapsulate the plethora of anti-legalization arguments this publication has made for years. Retail marijuana legalization, […]

‘He said no’: Steve-O says Bill Maher refused to not smoke pot for interview, despite ‘Jackass’ star’s 16 years of sobriety

Jackass star and successful podcaster Steve-O said comedian Bill Maher wouldn’t refrain from smoking marijuana in front of him for an interview. In an episode of “Steve-O’s Wild Ride!“The podcaster recalled that guest Patrick Bett-David appeared on Maher’s ‘Club Random’ podcast, which spawned several viral clips regarding Maher’s views. climate change And the Governor of […]

114 new licenses approved for New York’s troubled pot program

Gov. Kathy Hochul this week announced approval of more than 100 new state licenses for cannabis sales — as New York City’s embattled cannabis program is in the midst of an overhaul and illegal stores are thriving. Even though it continues. The State Cannabis Control Commission approved 114 new licenses Friday, more than doubling the […]

Hochul finally calls for overhaul of NY’s botched legalized pot program

Gov. Kathy Hochul has finally called for an overhaul of the state agency overseeing New York’s cannabis industry, after she herself acknowledged that the cannabis rollout had been a “disaster.” The move was boosted by an overhaul of the state’s cannabis regulator that began Monday, with key figures in New York state’s cannabis regulator accused […]

Assembly Dems resist crackdown on illegal pot shops in budget

A new state law that would make it easier to padlock unlicensed cannabis stores in New York has broad support, but top Democrats in the state Legislature have refused to include the plan in this year’s budget, the Post reported. . The proposed crackdown is being pushed by Gov. Kathy Hochul and Rep. Jennifer Rajkumar […]

Hochul demands Google, Meta stop promoting illegal NY pot shops

Gov. Cathy Hochul listens to complaints from the licensed cannabis industry, saying social media companies and big tech companies like Google and Meta are hurting legal operators and supporting a massive black market. He said it’s time to stop promoting illegal marijuana retailers on the site that are stealing wealth from New York. of tax […]


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