As the Empire State continues to fight illegal weed businesses, State Senator Jeremy Cooney (D-Rochester), Chair of the New State Senate Subcommittee on Cannabis, I say no time is wasted.
“A lot of the debate in the legislature is about what the fines might be and what agencies have the ability to conduct searches and seizures. I have to,” he told Capital Tonight. report Spectrum News.
Governor of New York Cathy Hochul WHO We have always emphasized the importance of protecting the legal recreational marijuana market, launching our “Why Buy Legal New York” campaign in mid-April to help us find safer, more affordable marijuana from licensed dispensaries. We encourage people to make informed cannabis purchases.
Cooney said he is aware of the challenges facing the cannabis industry, but acknowledged that tackling the illegal market is a top priority.
“If there’s an unlicensed bar on the corner of the street, it’s closed like that,” he said. “Why cannabis isn’t the same?”
Cooney added that he plans to use his new position to help develop the industry.
“By having a dedicated subcommittee dealing with cannabis and working with other committees, we can hold public hearings, convene groups, and exercise the power of subpoenas,” he said. “We want you to have a place to go, share ideas, vent your frustrations, and hopefully work on solutions,” he said. I got
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