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High Degree of Uncertainty

High Degree of Uncertainty

The Challenges of MRTA's Social Equity Program in New York
The Office of Cannabis Management promises that adult-use dispensaries will be open by the end of December, but there’s uncertainty as to how that will be achieved and how social equity provisions of the MRTA will function.


Licensed to Till: New York Hemp Farms Authorized to Grow Cannabis

As of June 1, New York State has licensed 162 hemp farms to grow the first legal adult-use cannabis in New York.


The State of Cannabis in the Northeast

A Conversation with Thomas Winstanley of Theory Wellness
Thomas Winstanley, VP of Marketing for Theory Wellness, talks about the state of the marijuana ecosystem in Massachusetts, the ongoing rollout of marijuana legalization in New York, and what repercussions federal legalization might have on craft cannabis.


High Traffic: The DUI Conundrum

Despite the fact that marijuana is now legal in New York, there is no definitive test for detecting for marijuana in driver’ suspected of being under the influence.


Growing Concerns

Talk with Cannabis Control Board Member Jen Metzger
On October 5, New York State’s Cannabis Control Board held its first meeting.


Report from the NYS Cannabis Expo

Would-Be Entrepreneurs Gathered in Albany on October 17
On October 17, the New York State Cannabis Expo & Conference was held in Albany, bringing together many facets of the emerging adult recreational marijuana industry. Here’s what the expo tells us about the state of the weed biz in New York.


Bowl Half Empty

More NY Towns Have Opted Out of Cannabis Than Have Opted In
More than 100 New York State municipalities have opted-out of adult-use cannabis dispensaries and lounges thus far. They can opt back in at any time, but just how many licenses will be left?


Q&A: Cannabis Control Board Member Jen Metzger

On September 9, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins announced the appointment of former State Senator Jen Metzger as the Senate’s appointee to the Cannabis Control Board. Metzger about her perspective on the MRTA roll-out and her goals as a member of the Cannabis Control Board.


High Society Cannabis News: 6/30/21

The latest cannabis news for the week of June 30: MRTA rollout stalled; Jabs for Joints in Washington, CT legalizes adult-use; War on Drugs turns 50.


Growing Pains

Challenges for Cannabis Home Cultivation in New York State
While New York State legalized home cultivation of marijuana (in theory) at the end of March, actual legit home grow is still likely more than a year away.


Cannabis Legalization 101: Will New York’s Municipal Opt-Out Kill the Buzz?

Understanding the opt-out rule and how you can get involved
While excitement about New York's newly budding recreational cannabis industry has never been more palpable, it’s also just the beginning for the regulatory and licensing framework that will be overseen by the newly created Office of Cannabis Management. For eager consumers and prospective cannabis entrepreneurs alike, there’s still several major regulatory hurdles left to clear. Among them is the power the new law gives municipalities to “opt-out” of hosting retail dispensaries and public consumption facilities within their borders. Here's a primer on the opt-out rule and how you can get involved in your town's decision.


Dealer's Choice

The Future of New York's Weed Market According to 4 Legacy Market Operators
We check in with four legacy market operators about their thoughts on New York’s legalization of recreational marijuana, the likely persistence of a black market for weed, and their own plans for the future.


Changes on High

What to Know about New York’s Recreational Marijuana Law
On Wednesday, March 31, New York officially became the 15th state to legalize recreational marijuana use for adults, and the wait seems to have been worth it.


Legal Weed is Coming to New York

Cannabis and the Empire State
Cuomo is on board, the legislature is on board, neighboring states already have recreational cannabis. It looks like 2021 is New York’s year to legalize weed.


The Green Rush: Legal Cannabis on the Rise

Cannabis is increasingly available nationwide for both medical and recreational use. New York, where the plant is currently decriminalized, is likely to be among the next states to join one of the least understood, and, at times controversial, socioeconomic booms of the century to date—legal cannabis. Part one in a two-part series.



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