Legal California Cannabis ‘Flooding’ Unlicensed New York Shops

The amount appears to be absolutely staggering

The products bear state-specific markings indicating they were legally produced in California.

Despite the continued prohibition of interstate commerce for cannabis, legally produced and packaged marijuana products from California are increasingly making their way to hundreds of smoke shops and bodegas in New York City, according to industry sources.

The co-founder and president of multistate cannabis brand Binske, Alex Pasternack, said he recently encountered his own company’s cannabis products from California on the shelves at a bodega in the New York City borough of Queens.

When Pasternack questioned the proprietor about where he’d obtained the goods, he was told it was from what’s known as a “burner distro” in California. In layman’s terms, he got it from a licensed California distribution company that willingly broke state law by shipping legal cannabis out of state.

Pasternack said that he immediately recognized the California products due to specific state-mandated labels and packaging that all licensed California marijuana companies are required to use.

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