Join NY Cannabis Insider for our next industry networking event on August 15th at Madam Mickett’s in New York City. tickets will sell out.
Have a nice weekend everyone. We NY Cannabis Insiders have had another busy week. Take a look at the stories we covered.
First, NY Cannabis Insider announced that it will be hosting an industry networking event in New York City on August 15th. Our meetups are really fun events where people make important connections. Join Madame Mickett’s in Midtown East. Details and tickets are available here.
NY Cannabis Insider editor and publisher Brad Racino surveyed licensed growers to see if they planted crops last year and if they have (or plan to) plant them this year. . Of his 32 responses he received (more than 10% of him out of 280 AUCC license holders), all said they intended to grow again this year.
But Brad found that many respondents said they would scale back this time around.
This matches the profile we posted this week of Marvin Morales, AUCC Grower and Head of Morales Family Farms. In 2005, Morales made this dream a reality when he quit his Aerospace engineering job in Ball, Colorado, purchased farmland in his home state of New York, and made a living growing organic crops. I made it He transitioned to hemp and then to weed.
A combination of regulatory hurdles, restrictions on growing businesses, and delays in announcements from government officials, Morales and his partners hope that independent farmers like him will survive in the Empire State’s small-business-dominated legal cannabis industry. I doubt if I can go.
Earlier this week, we published an article about the State Department of Taxation and Treasury-led raid on the Empire Cannabis Club, a famous and infamous New York City staple. Empire Cannabis Club offers products at affordable prices that describe themselves as “a concierge service dedicated to supplying the finest cannabis”. “
Officials confiscated property, a brief standoff between inspectors and club staff ensued, and two Empire owners, Lenore and Jonathan Elfand, were handcuffed.
Paula Collins, a frequent contributor to the NY Cannabis Insider, is a cannabis industry tax attorney and co-founder of the NY Cannabis Accountants Consortium, whose Empire Cannabis raid prompted officials to change the way they think about cannabis. I wrote a guest column suggesting it should be reconsidered. Migration License.
Collins wrote another guest column in which she said there are now 19 legal dispensaries operating, despite the many challenges facing people in the cannabis industry in New York. He says we should all take a moment to celebrate the facts.
Earlier this week, we spoke with Jenny Argie, founder and CEO of AUCP company Jenny’s Baked at Home. Arzy believes her edibles and e-cigarettes will become go-to products for health-conscious cannabis consumers, and she expects to have her products on pharmacy shelves by next month. is.
Jason Klimek, co-leader of Berkeley Damon’s cannabis team and tax committee chair for the New York State Bar Association’s cannabis law division, has written a guest column on the murky legality of THC variants. There’s a lot of confusion around the issue because the store’s advertising is open, but a little science can help clear the air, Klimek wrote.
Scott Mazza, Co-Founder and COO of Buffalo’s Vitality CBD, contributed an article about the science on CBD and sleep.
Continuing our Cannabis Women of New York series, we have profiled Wendy Francis, President of Discovering Cannabis, who seeks to become a trusted advisor to help clients navigate the evolving cannabis market.
We also added Neville Lewisohn, Founder of Silverback Cannabis CRM Consulting, which serves dispensaries, growers, processors and distributors, to our “People You Need to Know in New York Cannabis” series.
Have a nice weekend everyone. We will bring you more next week.