Maryland is among just five states to receive B- grades in Americans for Safe Access' 2022 State of the States Report. The Free State ranks No. 1 with an overall score of 75.71%.
With yesterday's soft launch of the Smacked! Village legal adult-use dispensary in Manhattan, Union Square and Greenwich Village are the centers of the state's legal cannabis universe.
A large crowd came out for the opening of New York's first adult-use weed store, Housing Works Cannabis Co., run by the popular nonprofit, on Dec. 29. CelebStoner was there.
Despite being a legal medical marijuana patient, Scott Martin was fired by the Buffalo Fire Department in 2020 when he tested positive for pot. Now, the EMT has his job back after filing a wrongful termination suit.
New York State issued 36 conditional retail cannabis licenses today. None went to multi-state operators. Instead, 28 were awarded to "justice-involved" applicants, meaning people who were previously arrested and convicted of a marijuana offense. The rest went to non-profits.