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Cannabis law loophole leads to unregulated 'Sticker Stores' robbing NY of revenue

by Greg Floyd

Monday, February 6th 2023

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ALBANY, NY (WRGB) — They are called sticker stores, and one could pop up near you at any time.

They are unlicensed retail operations that sell cannabis products, they are also unregulated and they are not providing any revenue to the state, as legal cannabis shops will be doing this year.

A loophole was discovered in the law that allows them to sell things like stickers at an exorbitant price, and then "give away" cannabis as part of the sale.

There's an effort now in the State Legislature to pass a bill that would crack down by creating new regulations, along with criminal and civil penalties.

A joint statement from State Senator Tom O’Mara (R-Big Flats), Assemblyman Phil Palm