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New York: Fairness and Equity Act Tabled

Legislation was tabled in the Assembly (A. 6218A) and Senate (S. 137A) to eliminate loopholes in the state’s existing decriminalization law. The “Fairness and Equity Act” (“FEA”), was a comprehensive piece of legislation that would have expanded the decriminalization of cannabis in New York State. Enacting the FEA would have not only put an end … Continue reading »

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New York: Measure Seeks To Expand Access To Medicinal Cannabis

Legislation is pending the the Assembly to increase patients’ ability gain access to medicinal cannabis. Assembly Bill 9151 calls on the Department of Health to double the number of state-licensed medical cannabis producers and dispensaries. These new facilities will be located in underserved regions of the state. At present, only a total of 20 dispensaries are permitted, … Continue reading »

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New York: Lawmakers Approve Measures To Expand Hemp Program

Legislation has been approved, A 9310 and S 6960, to facilitate the processing and sale of hemp and locally produced hemp products. The measures expand upon New York’s existing hemp research program to permit for the sale, distribution, transportation and processing of industrial hemp and products derived from such hemp. Under existing law, licensed farmers are … Continue reading »

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New York: Legislation To Expand Medical Marijuana Program Doesn’t Garner Enough Support

Lawmakers failed to pass any meaningful legislation to significantly expand the state’s current medical marijuana program before the legislative ended on June 16th. Read below for more information on all of the legislation that was introduced this legislative session but failed to garner enough support to pass: Assembly Bill 9151 called on the Department of … Continue reading »

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New York: Improve Implementation of New York’s Compassionate Care Act

It has been two years since Governor Cuomo signed the Compassionate Care Act (“CCA”) into law and six months since the program became operational. Unfortunately the law is one of the most restrictive in the country and the state legislature failed to pass any meaningful legislation this session to improve it. Enter your zip code … Continue reading »

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