"It is unlawful to knowingly open, lease, rent, maintain, or use property for the manufacturing, storing, or distribution of controlled substances," states a recent lawsuit brought against the State of New York by the Cannabis Impact Prevention Coalition.

What Happened

The group, which has been a vocal opponent of the state's cannabis policies, has filed a federal lawsuit against New York and the state Office of Cannabis Management (OCM). Their primary contention? Challenging the legality of a $200 million Cannabis Social Equity Fund that was created to facilitate the opening of more marijuana retail shops in the state.

This isn't the coalition's first brush with legal action against New York's marijuana marketplace.

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In June, they took to the state Supreme Court in Albany, aiming to overturn the 2021 law that brought marijuana legalization to fruition in the state. "The civil complaint …

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