Four each will be based in Manhattan and Queens, with three in The Bronx and two in Staten Island. It’s still not clear when any of them will open — and Brooklyn will have to wait even longer, thanks to a lawsuit.
The delay in Gov. Hochul’s plan could jeopardize promised licenses for retailers with weed-related convictions.
New York State will award its first 150 marijuana retail licenses to people penalized in the past for dealing — but a daunting application stands in the way of going legal.
New York’s first licensed retail weed establishments are expected to open in early 2023. But a slate of smoke shop robberies could point toward a cloudy future.
As state officials specify packaging down to the font size and graphics (no cartoons, no candy), those already in the business keep up the creativity while they can.
The state wants applicants for the first 100 cannabis dispensary licenses to have owned profitable businesses and have pot charges in their pasts. Experts say that’s a tall order.
New York gets a new mayor, a fresh City Council, new political district lines and a bunch of regulations for legal weed. Here’s what the headlines might be about in the new year.
First came the law — now comes the bureaucracy. The new Cannabis Control Board is expected to be in place in June, THE CITY has learned. Other states offer cautionary tales as New York aims to get pot sales going by April 1, 2022.
The historic legalization measure includes a social justice plan to give a piece of the action to groups targeted by drug wars. Here’s everything you need to know — including when you’ll be able to legally buy weed.
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The deal Gov. Cuomo and lawmakers made to legalize recreational use of pot includes provisions to help minority- and women-owned businesses. But similar social equity provisions in other states haven’t worked out as planned.
A new analysis found that people of color were subjected to 94% of pot-related arrests and summonses across the city last year. Supporters are reviving legalization efforts, but the governor’s travails leave hopes up in the air.
Cops made 35 marijuana busts this year through June in the precinct area where Eric Garner died in 2014 — far outpacing the rest of the borough.
A spike in cab license revocations for marijuana, cocaine and other substances coincides with crushing financial pressures.
Decriminalization measure will wipe away low-level marijuana cases — but will still leave many with criminal records stemming from other offenses.
It’s been two years since the state officials announced a dispensary was coming. Staten Island is the only borough without one, despite big demand.
The bill decriminalizing pot and expunging records leaves some dazed and confused over next steps. Meanwhile, repercussions remain for immigrants.
State legislative leaders agree on bill to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana and expunges low-level convictions. Fines would start at $50.
With full marijuana legalization talks at an end-of-session impasse, Albany hashes out a decriminalization fallback and eyes loosening medical uses.
There are six items high on the Legislature’s end-of-session to-do list. But even with control of both houses, Democrats may not get what they want.