New York state has won what it called an important victory against a shuttered chain of unlicensed cannabis dispensaries in central New York that included two locations in the Auburn area.
In a news release Monday, the state Office of Cannabis Management said Wayne County Supreme Court has issued a permanent injunction and one-year permanent closing order against I’m Stuck. The chain, operated by David Tulley, included a location at 9 E. Genesee St. in Auburn, the Weed Warehouse at 2020 Crane Brook Drive in Aurelius and six others in Wayne, Monroe and Oswego counties.
The court order, issued Nov. 21, marks the first petition for emergency relief the state has won under the new Section 16-a of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act, which strengthens enforcement powers against “gray market” businesses like I’m Stuck. In issuing the order, the state said, the court rejected Tulley’s argument that his business model of gifting cannabis as part of a paid consultation did not require a license. The order therefore establishes “an important precedent allowing the state to seek longer-term closures for businesses found to be illegally selling cannabis,” the state said.
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