The Northeast is ready to alter the American cannabis market, and New York City could become the pot capital of the world. That was among the topics discussed on Tuesday at the 2022 Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference in Chicago.

With a combined population of 33 million, New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut have been rushing to open leisure markets. Millions of additional East Coast residents who live in nearby states are now conveniently close to legal marijuana.

Many industry watchers predict that New York City will overtake the West Coast as the cannabis industry's …

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