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Groups file lawsuit to overturn New York's cannabis legalization

Jun 23, 2023 12:44 pm

Brendan J. Lyons reports in the Times Union that several anti-cannabis groups filed a lawsuit in state Supreme Court this week to overturn New York’s legalization of cannabis. The Cannabis Impact Prevention Coalition and the Cannabis Industry Victims Seeking Justice, as well as eight individudals associated with those groups, filed the lawsuit. It points out that the consumption, sale, and possession of cannabis remains illegal under federal law and contends that the state Legislature usurped Congress when it passed the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act in 2021. Cannabis has been legal for over two years in New York, but there are only 13 retail stores open so far. “What the tobacco companies have done the marijuana companies are doing now,” the petition states. “It is only a matter of time before there are RICO lawsuits against marijuana stores and growing operations in New York.” Officials with the state Office of Cannabis Management did not immediately comment on the lawsuit. Read more about this story in the Times Union.

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