New York Cannabis Retailers Face Uncertainty As Court Ruling Halts Licensing Program

New York has another setback to its infant adult-use program

Another setback for New York’s cannabis industry, on Friday a state supreme court judge blocked the retail marijuana licensing program throwing yet another roadblock in the way of cannabis retailers and growers.

The ruling comes after a group of veterans sued over rules surrounding the CAURD Program or Conditional Adult Use Retail Dispensaries.

The lawsuit argues the Office of Cannabis Management allowed people with drug convictions to open retail stores first. This ruling prohibits the cannabis control board from processing, approving, or investigating pending CAURD applications until further notice.

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