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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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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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...
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HHS Recommends Rescheduling Cannabis to Schedule III

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has recommended that cannabis be rescheduled from Schedule I to Schedule III under the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA). This is a significant development that could have a major impact on the cannabis industry and the way cannabis is reg...
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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...
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3 Conditional Market Lessons for Future Cannabis Applicants

Although New York State legalized the possession and use of cannabis by individuals 21 and older in March of 2021 by passing the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA), no legal adult-use sales have occurred. To date, state regulators from the Cannabis Control Board (CCB) and Office of Cannabi...
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