New York and New Jersey have hopped on the cannabis legalization wave. However, dispensaries still face barriers ahead as officials adjust zoning regulations for densely-populated areas. Post-Legalization Legalizing cannabis is a feat in and of itself as only 16 states and the District of Columbia have legalized its recreational use. However, the challenge of bringing … [Read more...] about Green Zones in Newly Legalized States
This year, New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has made his third attempt at legalizing adult-use cannabis in New York. While his plans could benefit the average smoker, it would ultimately leave people of color out of the cannabis marketplace. In the 2021 New York State Budget Report, Cuomo’s office outlines its protocol for distributing cannabis licenses, … [Read more...] about Gov. Cuomo’s Legalization Plan Doesn’t sit Right With New Yorkers
Can I lose my job even if I'm legally smoking cannabis? The answer is not so clear. The legal landscape surrounding drug testing varies greatly per state. Many employers require their workers to submit drug tests either before or after the company hires them. The recent legalization of cannabis in various U.S. states hasn't fully transformed the employees' drug … [Read more...] about Can I Lose My Job Even If I’m Legally Smoking Cannabis?
MedMen, a California-based retailer, understands the fickle nature of the state of cannabis in New York. In 2018, CEO Adam Bierman told CNBC, “I am so excited about the state of New York, there has been a lot of chatter nationally lately about legalizing marijuana... This is impossible unless the laws allow us to do what we do.” To the original co-founders, Bierman and … [Read more...] about After ‘Reconstruction,’ MedMen Aims to Make its Mark on the New York Cannabis Market
Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been making attempts to legalize cannabis in New York for some time now. While both his 2019 and 2020 efforts ultimately ended in failure, he is now trying to legalize adult-use cannabis for the third time. “[...] This Should Have Been Passed Years ago” During his daily press briefing on Wednesday, Jan. 6th, Cuomo announced a … [Read more...] about New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to Make a Third Attempt at Legalization