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ADA Cannabis Class Actions: Good Guy Edition

We’ve written about the need for cannabis companies to mind the Americans with Disabilities Act (the “ADA”) before, and, as evidenced by a recent filing against Good Guy Vapes Int LLC (“Good Guy”), the complaints haven’t slowed down. Cannabis company operators large and small should be aware of the growing trend of federal class action

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New York to Reserve First Cannabis Retail Licenses for Those With Past Convictions

As reported (paywall) by the New York Times, New York intends to reserve its first retail licenses to sell marijuana for people convicted of marijuana related offenses, or their relatives.  The policy is part of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act’s (MRTA) social and economic equity plan, which Simon Malinowski wrote about in this blog

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New York Cannabis: An Update

A lot of things have happened since our State of the State for New York’s cannabis industry. Of course, the one thing we have all been waiting for has not happened yet, which is the release of the first draft of the adult-use rules and regulations. Now that we are approaching the start of spring,

New York May Soon Let Hemp Licensees Grow Cannabis

New York May Soon Let Hemp Licensees Grow Cannabis

This week the New York legislature passed Senate Bill S8084A, which would enable existing licensed hemp growers and processors to cultivate and process cannabis under one of two types of temporary licenses: a temporary conditional cultivator license to process and distribute cannabis flower products without holding an adult-use processor or distributor license, and a temporary

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What We Learned from the New York City Cannabis Conversation

What did we learn from last week’s Office of Cannabis Management’s (OCM) New York City Cannabis Conversation? A few things. But first, a refresher: earlier this year the OCM and the Cannabis Control Board rolled out a series of virtual community engagement meetings. The Cannabis Conversations are intended to allow: “New Yorkers [to] hear directly

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New York’s Proposed Cannabinoid Hemp Regulations

New York’s proposed cannabinoid hemp regulations are a big deal for the State’s 700 or so hemp farmers, and the greater cannabis industry. This post will explain how we got here, what the regulations provide, and what happens next. How New York arrived at the proposed cannabinoid hemp regulations For the past two months, the

Free Webinar: New York's Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act

Free Webinar: New York’s Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act

Watch below! In March of 2021 New York became the 15th State to legalize recreational cannabis through the passage of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA). We have regularly written about the local impact of New York’s new cannabis industry and the potential opportunities for social and economic equity applicants. On Tuesday, January 25,

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New York Cannabis: $200 Million for Social Equity

New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that New York will establish a $200 million fund to support social and economic equity applicants seeking adult-use cannabis licenses. Governor Hochul made the announcement during her State of the State address last week, on January 5, 2022. It is really easy to talk about prioritizing cannabis social equity

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New York Cannabis: State of the State

The first year of legal adult-use cannabis in New York seems as good a year as any to continue the Canna Law Blog’s tradition of annual reflection on all things cannabis (and now psychedelics too!). 2021 has been a groundbreaking year for the cannabis industry in New York. We expect 2022 to be another year