NY Lawmakers To Crackdown On 'Sticker Stores' Selling Weed

The first recreational cannabis sales in New York kicked off in December, nearly two years after the state legalized recreational marijuana.

The state's illicit marijuana market is thriving while there is only one shop so far selling legal adult-use weed. 

To tackle the issue of retailers who are selling stickers and "gifting" their customers with cannabis, state officials and lawmakers met Thursday to discuss ways of putting an end to stores "illegally dispensing and selling marijuana," by using a loophole in New York State law.

Republican politicians, including State Senator Tom O'Mara, Assemblyman Phil Palmesano and Assemblyman Chris Friend met with law enforcement representatives and local leaders and called on Governor Kathy Hochul and her Dem colleagues to approve the legislation S9365/A9815.

The three lawmakers are set to reintroduce the bill that would "strengthen existing law, outlaw sticker stores, and establish criminal and …

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