Judge rejects New York challenge to suit that’s delaying marijuana store openings

A federal judge rejected New York’s effort to toss a lawsuit that’s been delaying the opening of recreational marijuana stores across the state, including in Brooklyn.

New York’s $200 million marijuana social equity fund still awaiting capital

A first-of-its kind $200 million social equity fund in New York that’s been promised to qualified marijuana entrepreneurs is still awaiting its first investment that would help bankroll the effort, fund managers told MJBizDaily.

New York approves 30 more recreational marijuana licenses

New York state regulators on Wednesday awarded another 30 licenses to operate recreational marijuana stores, though a pending lawsuit is still blocking adult-use retail in key locations across the state.

Up to 1,400 illegal marijuana sellers proliferate ‘unchecked’ in New York City

As many as 1,400 unlicensed stores are selling marijuana products in New York City, the result of a “rapid and unchecked expansion” of an illicit market that jeopardizes the state’s slowly evolving adult-use market.

Second adult-use cannabis store to open in New York

A second licensed adult-use cannabis retailer is set to open in New York.

New York’s adult-use marijuana market faces hurdles after long-awaited sales launch

It fell to Chris Alexander, the executive director of New York’s Office of Cannabis Management, to personally usher in the era of legal adult-use marijuana sales in the state on Dec. 29.

But it will take more than Alexander – and more than the $95 cash he paid for an eighth of an ounce of New York-grown cannabis and a 100-milligram package of watermelon-flavored THC gummies – for New York’s legal market to fulfill its lofty social justice promises and its multibillion-dollar potential.

New York City nonprofit preps for Day 1 of adult-use marijuana sales as state’s only operating retailer

Housing Works’ nonprofit status, decades of legacy service in the community and retail experience uniquely positioned the organization to become New York’s first licensed adult-use marijuana store to open for business.

First recreational marijuana store in New York to open Dec. 29, regulators say

A nonprofit with a mission to end homelessness and AIDS will open New York’s first recreational marijuana store on Dec. 29.

New York rolls out plan to differentiate cannabis licensees from illicit operators

In an effort to distinguish between licensed and illicit cannabis operators in New York, Gov. Kathy Hochul unveiled a verification placard for legal adult-use stores to post on their windows.

New marijuana guidelines prompt New York retailers, applicants to adjust business plans again

Another late-inning policy shift by marijuana regulators in New York has rattled the industry as the potential billion-dollar market preps for adult-use sales within weeks.

Tilt brings New York tribe’s cannabis brand to Massachusetts

Tilt Holdings is launching Little Beach Harvest, a marijuana brand developed in partnership with New York’s Shinnecock Indian Nation, in its home state of Massachusetts.

New York issues first adult-use marijuana retail permits, OKs delivery to expedite sales

New York regulators on Monday issued the first 36 marijuana retail licenses for an adult-use market that officials insist will open by year’s end.