A few days ago, hundreds of Dominicans, stakeholders and members of New York’s cannabis community gathered in Manhattan for the first CannaReD CannaTalk hosted in New York City.

CannaReD is a non-profit association founded in the Dominican Republic that hosts CannaTalks throughout the country and brought the series to New York to educate and inform the city’s Spanish-speaking community about the status of cannabis legalization efforts in the Dominican Republic.

“The CannaReD team and I are inspired to be gathered in New York City, which is home to the second largest Dominican population next to the Dominican Republic itself,” said Diego Sagawe, co-founder and treasurer of CannaReD. “The Dominican Republic has one of the most restrictive cannabis policies in the world, where even medical cannabis is difficult to access for patients. In our home country, cannabis legalization has a long way to go and the market in New York is set to be progressive and …

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