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NYS Interagency Effort Targets Sales of Untested Cannabis From Unlicensed Sources

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An interagency initiative has been launched by New York State to stop sales of untested cannabis from unlicensed trucks and storefronts.


The New York State Office of Cannabis Management and Department of Taxation and Finance had enforcement officers conduct inspections of storefront businesses not licensed to sell cannabis. They also issued Notices of Violation and Orders to Cease Unlicensed Activity, when appropriate. These actions will be followed across the state to crack down on public sales of untested cannabis by unlicensed businesses.

Legislation signed by Gov. Hochul allows the Office of Cannabis Management to assess civil penalties against unlicensed cannabis businesses, with fines up to $20,000 a day for the most egregious conduct.

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