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NYS Cannabis Licensing Prep

As CannaBuff readers certainly know, 2022 promises to be a huge year for New York State’s adult-use cannabis market.  A year removed from the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) becoming law, the Empire State’s adult-use framework is finally beginning to take shape.  A...
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Empire State Cannabis Update: A Look Back & A Look Ahead

2022 was a landmark year for adult-use cannabis in New York State. Due to the creation and rollout of the conditional market, the state’s adult-use supply chain began to take shape as the first licensed cultivation, processing and distribution is underway, with retail stores just around t...
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10 Great Books for Cannabis Lovers

Nothing beats a good book and a blunt (or a joint we are not elitist here). There’s something euphoric about becoming engrossed in the pages of a good book and letting the cannabis do its thing; letting your mind relax and allowing the words to flow over you to the point where it becomes a viv...
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NY Releases Proposed CAURD Regulations and Medical Home-Grow Rules

After months of silence, there is finally some momentum in New York towards the retail sale of adult-use cannabis. The Cannabis Control Board (the “Board”) released proposed regulations pertaining to conditional adult-use retail dispensary licenses. The proposed regulations, which are su...
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Smugglers Saturdays are Here

Smugglers Saturdays, a slate of new Cannabis events presented by Mr.448Exotics in Buffalo Niagara, are arriving soon for all your local cannabis entertainment needs.  There are going to be three dates with tons of Cannabis vendors, food and drinks, live entertainment, free prizes and raffles, a...
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RIV Capital takes Big Hit on Etain Acquisition

In our last issue, we reported on RIV Capital, an investment firm backed by Scotts Miracle-Gro that planned to help Brad Termini build a cannabis campus in Buffalo. RIV entered the NY market by paying $247 million to acquire Etain LLC, NY’s only women-owned and operated medical cannabis compan...
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Why You Need These Top 5 Cannabis Products

CannaBuff is here to share some of the best cannabis products that make it easy for the stoner on-the-go. We are now able to showcase a few of our favorite portable products through our preferred partner Ground Level Distribution. Below, you’ll find CannaBuff’s top recommendations to ad...
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Smokers Corner: Cannabis Quality

With the sudden influx of new, unlicensed dispensaries, pop-up weed shops, and “gifting” being done across the state, we have to wonder, where is this weed coming from? Who’s growing it and how? But most importantly, is this a quality product that is safe for me to consume? There...
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HOUSE OF CAURDS: Lawsuit Freezes CAURD program…Again

A judge in the New York State Supreme Court granted a temporary restraining order freezing the Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary (CAURD) program. The order came after four service-disabled veterans filed a lawsuit against the state's cannabis regulators on August 2nd. The veterans claim that t...
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