Hochul Wants To Smoke Out NYC's Illegal Marijuana Shops With New Bill

Posted on AllSides March 23rd, 2023
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Legislation proposed by Gov. Kathy Hochul this week would allow the state to quickly shut down illegal marijuana dispensaries and level $200,000 fines against them. Doing so will help the state's new legal cannabis industry, she said. "The continued existence of illegal dispensaries is unacceptable, and we need additional enforcement tools to protect New Yorkers from dangerous products and support our equity initiatives," she said in a statement. Recreational marijuana is now legal, but there are currently only three dispensaries that can legally sell it in New York City. By...

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