New York Cracking Down on Unlicensed Weed Dealers

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With legal sales of recreational cannabis in New York still months away, state regulators are cracking down on unlicensed businesses that have jumped the gun and are already selling weed. At Empire, customers purchase a daily or monthly membership to the club and receive cannabis from the club. The OCM announced the regulatory action at the time but declined to publicly identify the affected retailers. Stores selling unregulated cannabis products without licenses undercut those efforts. Plain and simple,” said Damian Fagon, OCM chief equity officer. “Illicit stores don’t contribute to our communities, they don’t support our public schools and they don’t protect consumers.

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With legal sales of recreational cannabis in New York still months away, state regulators are cracking down on unlicensed businesses that have jumped the gun and are already selling weed. Last week, officials with the New York Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) publicly identified 52 businesses that have been sent cease-and-desist orders directing the shops to stop all illicit cannabis sales.

“You are hereby directed to cease any, and all, illegal activity immediately,”  read the cease-and-desist letters quoted by The Gothamist....

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