New York And New Jersey Marijuana Regulators Spar On Twitter Over Which State’s Legalization Plan Is Better

New York And New Jersey Marijuana Regulators Spar On Twitter Over Which State’s Legalization Plan Is Better
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New York and New Jersey marijuana regulators briefly sparred on Twitter on Tuesday over which state took a better approach to launching its adult-use cannabis market. But after suggesting that New Jersey put profits ahead of equity, New York officials deleted their post. New Jersey’s Cannabis Regulatory Commission (NJ-CRC) threw the first punch, sharing an article about the first (and, so far, only) recreational marijuana shop to open in neighboring New York last week. Aww…on our first day we did 12, but congrats on this one, it's cute! Congratulations, NYC! New York opens its first legal recreational marijuana dispensary https://t.co/yNGJ9iIGpz — New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (@NewJerseyCRC) January 3, 2023 “Aww…on our first day we did 12, but congrats on this one, it’s cute! Congratulations, NYC!” the commission teased. The New York Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) was quick to hit back, defending its more gradual rollout as a deliberate strategy to ensure that the state’s market puts equity first with businesses operated by people most harmed by the drug war. Via Twitter. “Good things take time. You know, equity and impact, over quantity and corporate profits,” OCM said in the since-deleted post. “We’re going to make sure New York does this rollout the right way with a market centered on social and economic equity.” Marijuana Moment reached out to New York’s OCM for clarification about why the tweet was deleted, but a representative did not immediately provide an explanation. While New York currently has just one adult-use shop open for business, regulators have approved a total of 36 Conditional Adult Use Retail Dispensary Licenses (CAURDs), most owned by people who have been harmed by marijuana criminalization and others that will be run by non-profit organizations. The shop that opened in New York last week is operated by the nonprofit…

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