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New York Strengthens Enforcement Against Unlicensed Cannabis Operators

Jun. 26th, 2023 12:00 pm

Governor Kathy Hochul recently signed legislation aimed at curbing the illicit cannabis market in New York State. The new law, part of the FY 2024 Budget, provides increased enforcement power to the Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) and the Department of Taxation and Finance (DTF) to crack down on unlicensed dispensaries. This blog will explain what the new law entails, why it was necessary, who has been given new powers, what those powers are, and how they will contribute to a more regulated cannabis industry in the state.

Understanding Article 78 Proceedings in New York State: Why You Need an Experienced Attorney

May. 30th, 2023 12:00 pm

If you find yourself in a dispute with a state or local administrative board, agency, or officer in New York State, you may need to take legal action to challenge their determinations. In such cases, Article 78 proceedings under the New York Civil Practice Law and Rules (the “CPLR”) come into play. In this blog, we’ll explain what an Article 78 proceeding is, why you might need one, and what must be established to prevail in such a proceeding. We’ll also discuss the importance of having an attorney represent you throughout the administrative process and during the Article 78 proceeding.

Understanding Use Variances in New York State

May. 30th, 2023 11:30 am

Zoning and land use law can be a complicated, niche area of law, and so understanding the intricacies of regulations and requirements is vitally important. One crucial tool for seeking relief from zoning restrictions in New York State is a “use variance.” This blog post explains what a Use Variance is, discusses the requirements set forth in New York State Town Law Section 267-b(2), and the importance of legal representation before a local zoning board of appeals (ZBA).

Understanding Area Variances in New York State

May. 30th, 2023 10:00 am

When it comes to zoning and land use matters, understanding the intricacies of regulations and requirements is essential. One vital tool for seeking relief from zoning restrictions in New York State is an “area variance.” This blog post discusses the definition of an Area Variance, the requirements set forth in New York State Town Law Section 267-b(3), and the importance of legal representation before the local zoning board of appeals (ZBA).

CAURD

Sep. 6th, 2022 2:00 pm

Watch Jacob Zoghlin explain all of the ins and outs of the Conditional Adult Use Retail Dispensary License.

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