While New York’s adult-use cannabis market won’t be live for another year or so, and its rules and regulations have yet to be crafted, aspiring cannabis business owners need to prepare now. This was the message of a virtual event in late April hosted by Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, during which Assembly Majority Leader Crystal Peoples-Stokes, co-sponsor of the adult-use legalization bill that Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed in late March, spoke to the economic opportunity that cannabis can bring to upstate New Yorkers and communities harmed by the disproportionate enforcement of cannabis laws. R. Warren opened by expressing excitement at the “unique opportunity for the state of New York” that the cannabis industry will bring. She said that she’s invited people like Peoples-Stokes and officials with cannabis experience from Denver to share information as New York’s cannabis industry takes shape.

Alyson Martin, Cannabis Wire, 05/09/2021 20:00:00

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