ONTARIO, N.Y. — New York state has shut down a chain of seven unlicensed cannabis dispensaries that allegedly sold cannabis to underage customers.
David Tulley owns and operates eight shops under the "I'm Stuck" name across Wayne, Cayuga and Oswego counties. According to a release from Attorney General Letitia James' office, Tulley's stores have been selling cannabis without a license since at least early 2022.
Locations in Auburn, Aurelius, Lyons, Macedon, Pulaski and Williamson were among those shut down Monday. Tulley also has a shop in Seneca Falls.
Tulley is accused of ignoring repeated notices from the state's Office of Cannabis Management to stop selling without a license.
Investigators reported observing store clerks selling cannabis products to underage customers on multiple occasions.
James said Tulley, his companies and the building owners could face millions of dollars in fines.
“Legalizing cannabis in New York was a historic milestone to correct the harms of the past, but there are laws that must be followed to ensure cannabis products are safe and kept out of the hands of minors,” James said in a statement. “David Tulley brazenly violated our laws, cheated taxpayers, and endangered our kids by selling unregulated cannabis to underage customers. Today’s enforcement action should send a clear message that businesses that are selling cannabis without a license will be stopped."