New York

Cannabis Cultivator Fees Waived in New York Until 2026
The New York State Cannabis Control Board (CCB) recently voted to waive cannabis cultivator licensing fees for the next two years. Gov. Kathy Hochul celebrated this recent progress to help struggling cultivators. “Farmers...
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Brooklyn Dispensary, Notorious B.I.G. Mural Causes Stir
A Brooklyn, New York dispensary moved into the premises of a former church with a wall that depicted iconic rapper Notorious B.I.G., aka Biggie Smalls or by his real name, Christopher Wallace. But due to strict New York rules...
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New York Judge Approves Two Cannabis Retailers To Open
A New York Judge recently issued a court order that allows just two cannabis retailers to open for business, while hundreds of others are put on hold. On Oct. 6, Judge Kevin Bryant permitted Manhattan-based ConBud LLC and...
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New York City Opens Third Legal Cannabis Store
Cannabis retail locations are rolling out in the largest city in the U.S. while unlicensed locations thrive despite numerous efforts to shut them down. New York City opened its third legal, adult-use cannabis store on Feb....
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Harlem Set To Open First Legal Dispensary
It is a celebratory time in one of New York City’s most historic neighborhoods, which will open its first legal marijuana dispensary next week.  The dispensary, known as Gotham Buds, has a “tentative grand opening”...
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New York Judge Pauses Cannabis Dispensary Licensing
A New York judge on Monday issued a temporary injunction barring state cannabis regulators from issuing licenses for retail marijuana dispensaries in response to a lawsuit challenging the rules for obtaining the lucrative...
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Top New York Democrats Seek To Change Cannabis Tax
A pair of influential New York lawmakers are seeking to overhaul the state’s tax structure for adult-use cannabis sales, which they say is currently too complicated. Crystal Peoples-Stokes, the majority leader of the state...
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Judge Lifts Ban on Dispensary Licenses in Brooklyn
A federal court in New York on Tuesday cleared the way for state regulators to begin issuing adult-use cannabis dispensary licenses to prospective business owners in Brooklyn and elsewhere.  The New York Times reports that...
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New York Cultivators Have Too Much Weed on Their Hands
A recent report from Associated Press (AP) News examined the state of cannabis cultivation in New York, spotlighting issues with current conditions. In an interview, AP News spoke with cultivator Seth Jacobs of Slack Hollow...
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New Lawsuit Against New York Cannabis Agency Filed
The New York-based Coalition for Access to Regulated & Safe Cannabis (CARSC) recently filed a lawsuit against the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) on March 16. CARSC is an “unincorporated trade association” that...
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Psychedelic Jam Rock Band moe. Is Back With a Vengeance
After an almost three-year hiatus, acclaimed psych rock band moe. is back on the road and ready to rock. The band is currently touring the United States through the end of the year and is absolutely stoked. “People are...
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New York Will Double Number of Cannabis Retailer Licenses
Regulators in New York announced this week that the state would double the number of cannabis retailer licenses, bringing the total number of Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary (CAURD) Licenses for recreational marijuana...
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