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Illegal weed shops in NYC to face eviction under new crackdown plan by Adams and Bragg

By Michael Gartland

New York Daily News •

Feb 07, 2023 at 1:36 pm

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Mayor Adams and Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg put illegal cannabis shops on notice Tuesday that they will face eviction if they continue to break the law.

Adams, Bragg and several other top officials announced that prosecutors will now rely on a decades-old public nuisance law to evict businesses selling marijuana without a license.

Under the policy, building landlords and owners will be required to evict commercial tenants engaging in illegal drug sales. If they fail to do so, the Manhattan DA and the city sheriff’s office will assume responsibility for those evictions. Bragg’s office has notified approximately 400 smoke shops they are at risk of being thrown out.