New York Regulators Seized 800+ Pounds of Cannabis Flower During November Inspections

In a series of inspections in November, New York cannabis regulators seized 812 pounds of flower during the inspection of 71 shops suspected of conducting unregulated cannabis sales. The action, which included investigators from the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) and the Department of Taxation and Finance (DTF), also seized 701 pounds of edibles and 61 pounds of concentrates.

OCM said the value of all products seized in the November crackdown on unlicensed shops totaled barely $3 million. The agency said that more than $54 million in unlawful cannabis has been seized during investigations into unlicensed businesses selling cannabis products this year.

In a statement, Chris Alexander, executive director of OCM, said regulators are prioritizing safety “by working diligently to shut down illegal operators.”

“The number one remedy for the problem of these illicit shops is getting more legal businesses open. New Yorkers want to know where their products are coming from, and they know they can rely on safe, trusted, and locally grown cannabis when they walk into one of our legal dispensaries. We will continue to seize illegal products, and we know that the collaborative work continues across all levels of government to address

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