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Juneteenth Exemplifies the Power of an Inclusive Economy

Juneteenth recognizes a moment in history when the news of Black liberation from slavery reached the far reaches of our nation. It is a promise of hope for freedom, racial justice, and true equality for Black Americans. 

The nation would, over the coming decades, witness the power of an increasingly inclusive economy. 

As a leader in the New York cannabis industry, it’s impossible for me not to look at Juneteenth and compare it to the promise held for the industry we’re growing here. It’s a promise embodied in the heart of our state’s cannabis law, the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA), to build an industry that works to undo the damage done by heavy-handed, disproportionate enforcement against Black and Brown communities, disabled veterans, and others during cannabis prohibition.

[Read more at Empire Report]

– Damien Cornwell, CANY President

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BUILDING AN INDUSTRY

A prosperous legal cannabis industry should begin by bringing opportunity and generational wealth to thousands of small and midscale NYS businesses, not just a handful of massive corporations.

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RESTORING COMMUNITIES

As the legal cannabis economy emerges, we need to implement new models that restore the environment and our communities, and repair the damage done by the war on drugs.

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GROWING A MOVEMENT

As we work to educate government officials and community leaders across NYS, we will ensure that our educational programming is accessible to both existing license-holders and aspiring cannabis entrepreneurs.

CANY President Allan Gandelman speaking at the NY Senate on behalf of the NYCGPA. Behind him are cannabis activists holding signs about the NYCGPA, THC in Healthcare and marijuana decriminalization.

This is How New York Grows.

OUR MISSION

We actively advocate for laws and regulations that support the vision of a New York cannabis industry that is restorative, sustainable, and inclusive. Our education efforts inform and empower legislators, regulators, and the public with the knowledge they need to understand issues surrounding the cannabis industry. We serve our members by providing a united voice, technical education, industry coordination, and services to position New York as a global leader in cannabis.

WHO WE ARE

We are entrepreneurs who teamed up to build a cannabis industry in New York State that works for small and midscale businesses. As the cannabis industry matures in states across the country, we see familiar patterns emerge. Small and midscale operators are being squeezed out of the market while big industry players lobby for regulations that serve their interests over those of small businesses and consumers. We amplify the voices of our members and advocate for a cannabis industry in New York State with opportunity for thousands of entrepreneurs.

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Cultivator

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Microbusiness

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Retail

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Delivery

Ancillary Business

Ancillary

Patron

BECOME A MEMBER TODAY!

Join CANY and become part of an active and engaged community of cannabis businesses stretching across NYS.

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THANK YOU TO OUR PATRONS

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