New York Marijuana Regulators Notify More Than 50 Unlicensed Cannabis Retailers That They're Breaking The Law

The New York Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) reported that marijuana regulators in the city have put more than 50 unlicensed marijuana retailers on notice, accused of illegally selling cannabis. Additionally, OCM said that unlicensed marijuana businesses are claiming to be legal cannabis shops, which could endanger public health by failing to meet product testing requirements. In this context, the state of New York is preparing to start adult-use retail sales. “These storefronts aren’t creating opportunity, they are creating confusion,” said Chris Alexander,  OCM executive director. “New Yorkers think they’re buying a high-quality, tested product when they aren’t (...) Not only are these stores operating in violation of New York’s Cannabis Law, but they also are breaking state tax and several municipal laws. I look forward to working with other regulatory bodies across the state ... Full story available on