News and Updates

Legalization in NY: A New Hope

By Sam Hoyt - I have known Kathy Hochul for nearly 30 years, both as a friend, fellow Western New Yorker, and colleague and I’ve seen her hard work and dedication over the years at the local, state and federal ...
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Experts: Breakthrough coming for businesses hoping to cash in on legalized marijuana in NY

GATES, N.Y. (WHEC) — Businesses hoping to cash in on legalized marijuana in New York now say they see a breakthrough coming. They say Governor Hochul's administration has opened important doors in just the past week. Some of them got ...
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New York Cannabis Rollout Moves Ahead, But Roadblocks Remain

VESTAL, NY (WSKG) — The rollout of New York’s new cannabis policies has new life after the state legislature confirmed appointments to oversee the regulatory process last week, but the state is still months away from issuing licenses to retailers, ...
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New York Must Take this Essential First Step Before we Lose Another Growing Season

By NYS Senator Jeremy Cooney - Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) was historic because it was written with equity and social justice at its center. We know discriminatory drug laws disproportionately targeted Black and Brown communities. The district I ...
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Broad Coalition Announces Support for NYS Legislature Legalization Bill

ALBANY – The following statement can be attributed to the Drug Policy Alliance, New York Medical Cannabis Industry Association and New York Cannabis Growers & Processors Association in support of key policies in the Marijuana Regulation & Taxation Act (MRTA) ...
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