A cannabis activist and member of the Cannabis Association of New York State (CANY) was forced out of the industry trade group, reported New York Post.
Carmine Fiore, former chair of the organization's Veterans Committee and a disabled Army veteran himself says he was banished for criticizing Gov. Kathy Hochul's administration. He recently spoke out against the rollout of NY's recreational cannabis market, stressing that the Cannabis Control Board (CCC) has prioritized people convicted of drug felonies over disabled veterans.
"The whole veterans' community is in an uproar," Fiore said in April after the CCC awarded 99 conditional dispensary licenses, some to people with previous cannabis convictions. "Only criminal applicants have been allowed to apply," he said.
The NY cannabis regulatory body advanced the so-called Seeding Opportunity Initiative in July by approving the final regulations for Conditional …