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By Cannabis Business Executive News; 11/27/23

The New York State cannabis board voted Monday to approve a settlement that would resolve two lawsuits and end a three-month-long freeze on recreational dispensary openings across the state.

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Letter to Gov. Hochul Written By Cynthia Saarie | Best Copy Now Agency, cannabis advocate. Brad Rancino, Editor Cannabis Insider

Dear Governor Hochul,
I hope this message finds you well. I am writing to express my concerns regarding the current policy that prohibits the consumption of cannabis and tobacco products within the NYS Fairgrounds. While I appreciate your intentions to protect individuals under the age of 21 from exposure, I believe that the current treatment of cannabis industry dispensaries and growers at the NYS Fair is inequitable and discriminatory.
The principle of equality is fundamental in ensuring that all industries are treated fairly and justly. I believe the current policy unfairly targets the cannabis industry while allowing the alcohol industry to operate without similar restrictions. I understand that the safety and well-being of young individuals are paramount, but a more balanced approach could be employed to achieve the desired outcome.
If alcohol, beer, and wine can be served in various tents across the fairgrounds, I urge you to consider implementing a similar system for cannabis products. Creating a designated area, cordoned off from minors and overseen by age verification measures, would ensure that individuals of legal age can enjoy these products responsibly while preventing access by those under 21. This approach would promote fairness and equality among all industries at the fairgrounds, although I believe this idea would not be acceptable to beer and wine vendors.
It is important to note that the cannabis industry has the potential to contribute significantly to the state’s revenue through taxation. By allowing legitimate cannabis businesses to participate fully in events like the NYS Fair, you could tap into a new source of revenue that would benefit both the state and local communities.
I understand that this issue is complex, and decisions must balance the interests of various stakeholders. However, I believe that equitable treatment of all industries at the NYS Fairgrounds would be just and economically beneficial.
Thank you for taking the time to consider my perspective. I hope that you will review the current policies and work towards a solution that embraces fairness, equality, and the best interests of New York State.

Cynthia Saarie, a cannabis advocate and CEO of Best Copy Now Agency. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of NY Cannabis Insider.

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As the cannabis industry grows increasingly competitive, lean and smart operating is critical to the success of any dispensary business. In the end, it doesn’t matter how great your sales might be if your operating expenses are through the roof. Streamlining your wholesale purchasing is a great way to reduce costs and maintain liquidity in your dispensary. 

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CBD May Help Prevent And Alleviate Alzheimer’s Disease, Study Finds

A new study has found that CBD may have the potential to prevent and alleviate Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) impacts over 6 million patients in the United States and currently lacks a market-available cure, although there are medications that can provide temporary relief by alleviating symptoms.

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Spice Up Your Holiday Feasts!

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The holiday season is coming up, and with it hopefully lots of good times filled with food, friends and family time. Whipping up some cannabis-infused gravy is something of a secret sauce – this versatile recipe is perfect served with fries, on roasted chicken or even drinking out of a cup… it’s that good!

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NYS Cannabis Board Meeting Sept. 12, 2023. NY Attorney Jeffrey Hoffman, speaks again to a Non-compliant, Non-listening OCM Board. The complete 3-hour recording can be found on YouTube at

From Skeptic To Viral Sensation: How Koala Puffs Became The Queen Of Cannabis Content
Forbes Magazine

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“We need to see more women in power: more women included in conversations; more women included in the decision-making; diversity in every type of way,” says Anjela. Her words, filled with conviction, offer a glimpse into her journey, one that made her not only a celebrated cannabis influencer but also a staunch advocate for equality and diversity in the cannabis realm. Read More Here.

Health Canada has approved Pharmaceuticals’ Epidiolex (cannabidiol oral solution) as an adjunct therapy in patients aged two years and older for the treatment of seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), Dravet syndrome, and tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC).

Epidiolex is a plant-based oral cannabidiol solution. It was developed by GW Pharmaceuticals and its US division Greenwich Biosciences.

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Join in some of the highlights of the White Plains, NY, Cannabis Conference.

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How is the State of Missouri doing with their CannaBiz Recreational Sales?

Cannabis Consumers Who Had COVID-19 Experienced Better Outcomes Than Nonusers, New Study Shows
by Maureen Meehan,
Benzinga Editor

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Cannabis users who got COVID-19 experienced better results and lower death rates than nonusers, according to a study discussed at the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians in Honolulu. 

The study, which reviewed medical records of over 320,000 people, suggested that marijuana may help prevent the virus from entering cells and reduce harmful inflammatory responses.

“Marijuana smokers had better outcomes and mortality compared to non-users,” the study authors wrote in their conclusion. “The beneficial effect of marijuana use may be attributed to its potential to inhibit viral entry into cells and prevent the release of proinflammatory cytokines, thus mitigating cytokine release syndrome.”

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They say the state has failed to follow through on promises to provide them with retail outlet sites and accurate construction costs.  article By MONA ZHANG  

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By Brad Rancino @

…We Fund by way of financial information, service providers, and access to real estate. We appreciate that the monopolization of the market was intended to be to our benefit to alleviate us of the most common barriers to entry into the market – real property, capital, and service providers. We are now very clearly and quickly learning that it is now to our disadvantage in the current landscape. We have the following concerns with the structure of the Fund, and its existing management: 

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A court injunction stemming from a lawsuit against New York’s Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary program has barred hundreds of retail licensees from opening their doors and now many are applying for general licenses.

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Cynthia Saarie, CEO - BCNA

Consult your doctor before trying any cannabis-related products. I am not a doctor and not responsible for any adverse reactions you may experience. Stay safe and ask your doctor first. Happy 420! - BCNA staff

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