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NY Airports Will No Longer Seize Marijuana

You can now fly with marijuana in New York State. Now that marijuana is legal for recreational and medicinal purposes in many states, including New York, TSA and Albany International Airport has changed its rules on the arrest and confiscation of marijuana. Albany International is not the only air...

NJ Regulators Strip Curaleaf of License for Regulatory Violations

On Thursday, April 13th, the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission voted to deny the renewal of Curaleaf's annual license to sell recreational marijuana at its Bellmawr and Edgewater Park dispensaries. As a result, Curaleaf, one of the world's largest cannabis companies, will be required to halt...

Local 338: New York’s First and Only Cannabis Union

Local 338 Retail, Wholesale, Department Store Union/ United Food and Commercial Workers (RWDSU/UFCW) is New York State’s one and only cannabis workers union. Local 338 RWDSU/UFCW first introduced cannabis workers into their organization in 2015, soon after the introduction of NY’s medic...

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...

Cryptocurrency and Its Potential Role in the Cannabis Industry

The 21st century has given us innovations we never thought were possible, and revolutions we never thought we would witness in our lifetimes. Two of the dominant industries of our modern world are cryptocurrency and cannabis, each edgy in their own right while demonstrating a rapidly evolving societ...

Mohawk Tribe May Be First to Offer Legal Cannabis to Adults in New York

Life is shaping up for one Native American tribe in New York State. The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe became the first to legalize recreational marijuana use as of June 28, 2021. The Tribe dwells on a reservation near the Canadian border in the town of Akwesasne, New York, where gaming and casinos are prom...

What to expect with legalization in New York

In New York, everybody from the entrepreneur to the connoisseur is asking one question: “How can I get involved in the legal weed industry?” Although it is technically legal, you shouldn’t turn on the lights and pitch a tent—yet. Currently, implementation of the adult-use pr...

Legislative Update: New York Opens its Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary

In our last article, we covered the proposed Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary (“CAURD”) regulations. During the public comment period, the Cannabis Control Board received more than 600 public comments. After addressing commenters’ concerns, the Board approved the final regul...

Social and Economic Equity is Non-Negotiable for Adult-Use Applicants

The Spirit of the MRTA: Structure Benefits Social Equity When New York State passed the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) in March of 2021, legalizing the possession and use of cannabis by adults 21 and older, the state placed emphasis on incentivizing participation in the new industry f...
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