The Office of Cannabis Management recently identified fifty-two illicit cannabis stores in the state. Each of the vendors was sent cease and desist letters, requiring that they stop selling marijuana without a proper dispensary license. Damian Fagon, Chief Equity Officer at the Office of Cannabis Management said,

New York is building the most equitable cannabis industry in the nation, one that prioritizes those communities most harmed under cannabis prohibition. Stores selling unregulated cannabis products without licenses undercut those efforts. Plain and simple. Illicit stores don’t contribute to our communities, they don’t support our public schools and they don’t protect consumers. That’s why we’re working with partners across government to investigate these operations and hold them accountable.

The state aims to collect as much tax revenue from the legal adult-use sale of marijuana as it can. Revenue from the licenses will pay for the management of the program and the law. After those costs are covered, the remaining tax revenue will be divided to support the following:

- 40 Percent to the State Lottery Fund
- 40 Percent to Community Grants Reinvestment Fund
- 20 Percent to Drug Treatment and Public Education Fund

The following businesses and people were sent cease and desist letters by the New York State Office of Cannabis Management:

420 Novz - Bath
420 Novelties - Elmira
5 Star Tattoo - Elmira Heights
The Alien Opera House - Syracuse
Bmillz LLC - Addison / Elmira Heights / Elmira
Brooklyn Smokes Inc. - Brooklyn
Budbub Svcs LLC - Barton
Bud Bus Inc - Wayne (NJ)
CannaGlam2022 - Lackawanna
Cham Gate Jewelers - Brooklyn
I'm Stuck - Lyons / Newark
Empire Cannabis Clubs - NYC
Exhale Smoke House Inc. - Bronx
Exotic Gifts N Dreams LLC - Horseheads
Fat Daddy's - Watkins Glen / Penn Yan / Elmira / Webster
Freaky Dog LLC - Brooklyn
Good Vibes Customs - Bath / Elmira / Ithaca
Grateful Smoke & Gift Shop LLC - Waverly
Green Vision Wellness, Inc - Lockport / Buffalo / Depew / Amherst
Hempsol LLC - Rochester
Custom Osmotics LLC - Rochester / Honeoye Falls
Heirloom Hemp & CBD - Cooperstown / Bainbridge / Otego
Kushfly Marijuana Dispensary NYC - NYC
LakeWatch Inn Catering & Event Planning - Ithaca
Mile High Accessories LLC - Waverly / Binghampton
MJ Dispensary LLC - Henrietta
Moonhaven Organics - Brockport
Noise NYC Inc. - Brooklyn
Omegaleaf CBD LLC - Liverpool / Brooklyn
Paint Puff N' Peace Inc. - NYC / Bronx / Albany
Plant It Express NY LLC - Tonawanda / Albany
Premier Vapors 3 - Malone / Brooklyn
Royal Wellness Corp - Flushing
Smoker's Emporium - Geneseo
The Ground Up - Waverly
The Hot Spot - Olean
Triclomes LLC - Rochester
Weed World, Inc. - NYC / Queens Village
Carol J. Messina - Rush
Phil Coulon - Plattsburgh
Tammy L Morshed - Grand Island
Todd Miller - Waverly

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