New York promised to put independent businesses at the heart of the legal pot industry. Now major medical marijuana companies are making their play amid the state’s stalled retail launch.
Additional reporting by Ben Fractenberg Puff, puff… pause. New York legalized marijuana use this spring, and by year’s end cities and towns across the state must individually decide whether to allow cannabis dispensaries and “on-site consumption.” The city has opted in. But that doesn’t mean New Yorkers 21 and older will be able to walk […]
The only borough without a medical marijuana dispensary will have to wait until at least September to get its first legal pot shop. A dispensary had been set to open in June on Staten Island, which has roughly 2,500 patients registered to get medical marijuana prescriptions — a larger population share than any other borough. […]
High hopes for legalizing marijuana in New York dissipated Wednesday, but pushes to decriminalize the drug and expand the state’s restrictive medical program remained alive. Sen. Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan), sponsor of a bill that would permit the sale, possession and use of marijuana for people ages 21 and older, announced Wednesday morning that Senate discussions […]
A long-awaited push to expand New York’s highly restrictive medical marijuana program is coming as hopes for legal, recreational weed are going up in smoke. The same architects of the state’s 2014 law that created the medical marijuana program in New York are introducing legislation aimed at loosening restrictions on who can access the drug […]