It’s never dull in New York’s marijuana industry. Last week, we at NY Cannabis Insider ran stories about a raucous meeting between state officials and CAURD licensees, controversy surrounding dispensaries in New Paltz, and plenty more.
Let’s take a look at the stories we covered:
First of all, thanks so much to everyone who came out to our live event in Lafayette on Thursday, and thank you to Beak & Skiff for hosting the meetup!
We had a bit of rain, but the panel discussion was engaging, and plenty of people braved the weather to tour Beak & Skiff’s apple orchard and distillery in UTVs.
Reporter Wesley Parnell covered a meeting held Tuesday evening in Queens, at which New York regulators from the OCM and DASNY announced a series of new initiatives for the beleaguered rollout of the state’s cannabis program to an audience of licensees.
The two-hour meeting began with an optimistic tone, as regulators announced a series of new initiatives, including a modified loan program for CAURD holders and a database for checking zoning locations. But it ended with attendees heckling top officials over a lack of financial transparency.
Reporter Andrew Ward contributed a piece, for which he interviewed six cannabis professionals about what