Cannabis News Box

New York decriminalizes cannabis and offers medical cannabis delivery services to patients

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 13, 2019

The landscape for legal weed in New York is most certainly evolving. Following a failed effort to legalize recreational cannabis in July, weed has now been decriminalized statewide. Unlawfully possessing cannabis will no longer be considered a crime but instead, a violation. A $50 fine must be pai...

NY cannabis trade group drops MedMen, but company says it hasn’t been informed

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 28, 2019

MedMen Enterprises – a publicly-traded cannabis company that owns and operates 19 licensed facilities in cannabis cultivation, manufacturing and retail – has been exiled from the ranks of the New York Medical Cannabis Industry Association (NYMCIA). This is according to a spokesman from the NY...

Medical cannabis program in New York suffers from lack of sales and patient demand

Pictured: Columbia Care, a New York City medical cannabis dispensary located in Union Square

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

October 5, 2017

The New York state medical cannabis program continues to struggle with a lack of sales, tax revenue and demand.  Since the program launched two years ago, state tax-collection data revealed the five authorized medical cannabis companies lost a gross total of $16 million in revenue before tax fro...

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